2012 Linn County Fair Kick-Off Event

After a successful 2011 fair with over 35,000 in attendance, planning for the 2012 Linn County Fair is already well under way. The 2012 fair will be another week filled with live entertainment, grandstand events, livestock shows, a midway carnival, as well as all many other favorites!

To help promote and highlight the fair the Linn County Fair Association will be hosting a fundraising event- The 2012 Linn County Fair Kick Off – on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at the Prairie Hill Pavilion in Marion. The event consists of a live and silent auction, dinner and drinks. Proceeds from this event will go towards the Lynn Dunn Memorial Project.

Our mission of The Linn County Fair Association is to provide opportunities for 4-Her’s, FFA members and the youth of Linn County to showcase their accomplishments and talents in a safe family atmosphere while providing activities, entertainment and learning opportunities to the diverse citizens of Linn County and guests from surrounding areas.

Our goal as the Linn County Fair is to provide cost effective entertainment & educational activities to the Linn County Residents, this includes free gate and parking for all attendees. We are able to continue to be a strong asset to the county and community with the help of our many partners and supporters of the fair. The 2012 Fair Kick Off event is another opportunity for our partners and supporters to help give back to our community.

The 2012 Kick Off Event will be a night filled full of fair fun, food and auctions. The night will kick off with social hour at 5pm, then followed by dinner and presentation. During the presentation we will reflect back on the success of the 2011 fair, touching on some of the highlights. Plus we will announce the new fair 2012 dates and fair theme, and some of the new events that will be held at the upcoming fair.

There will be two silent auctions through out the evening with the live auction kicking off at 8pm. For more information and list of some of the auction items please go to http://thelinncountyfair.com/2012-kick-off.html.

Tickets for this exciting event are $20 person or $140 for a table of 8. To order your tickets ask a fellow Linn County Fair Association member or go to http://thelinncountyfair.com/2012-kick-off.html to order your tickets TODAY! Deadline is October 24th. Space is limited.

All proceeds of the event will go towards the Lynn Dunn Memorial Project in honor of a man whose passion was the Linn County Fair.


 Lynn served as a board member for many years even holding many leadership positions within the Linn County Fair Association with great pride and diligence. He also served as director of the Association of Iowa Fairs Northeast District before his passing.  Lynn’s dream was to take the Linn County Fair to the next level, he helped bring this dream to life when bringing back the carnival, providing concerts, and more grandstand events.  His next dream was to have a building on the Linn County Fairgrounds that was a “all year” building.  It would include meeting rooms, kitchen and banquet hall.  Currently the fairground has to shut down during the months of October-April.  With this facility the fairgrounds would be open all year long for 4-H meetings, board meetings, receptions, corporate gatherings, etc.

The money raised from this event will go towards the Lynn Dunn Memorial Project.  For information on the project and how you can contribute please go to http://thelinncountyfair.com/lynn-dunn.html. (Note: The Linn County Fair is a 501C-3 non-profit)

Come be part of something fun and exciting while giving back to your community with the 2012 Linn County Fair Kick Off Event on October 29th, 2011 at the Prairie Hill Pavilion in Marion at 5:00 pm (Note: Iowa and Iowa State football games are both away).

If you would like to purchase a ticket or donate an item for the auction please contact Angie Cole, Partnership Manager- Phone: 319-213-7129 or Email: angiecole@thelinncountyfair.com or go to http://thelinncountyfair.com/2012-kick-off.html





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