2015 Fair Kick Off Event Successful

Full house for the Kickoff event on November 22, 2014.

Full house for the Kickoff event on November 22, 2014.

The annual Linn County Fair KickOff Event and Fundraiser was another successful fundraising event for The Linn County Fair Association. The event was held Saturday, November 22nd at 5pm at the Lynn Dunn Memorial Building on the Linn County Fairgrounds. There was a record attendance of 239, a 30% increase from last year. The event consisted of live and silent auctions, dinner and presentation. The presentation recapped the 2014 fair and highlighted the events planned for the 2015 fair.

The 2015 Linn County Fair will run June 24th through 29th at the fairgrounds in Central City. The Fair will again be affiliated with the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival, helping to reach more people in Linn County and surrounding areas.

The theme for the 2015 fair is “Where great memories are made!” We are looking to help create many great memories this year with the announcement of Sammy Kershaw in concert with opening band Madd Hoss Jackson on Friday, June 26th. Then for the rockers, many past memories will be relived with the performance of “Hells Bells”-AC/DC tribute band and opening band Framing the Red rocking out on Thursday, June 25th on stage at the fair. We are looking forward to announcing other events planned as things are finalized.

2015 Linn County Fair's logo and theme "Where great memories are made!"

2015 Linn County Fair’s logo and theme “Where great memories are made!”

Other weekend grandstand events tentatively schedule for the 2015 fair are as follows:

  • Wednesday, June 24th 7:30pm – Donkey Races
  • Saturday, June 27th at 7pm – Truck & Tractor Pull
  • Sunday, June 28th at 1pm – Impact Pro Wrestling
  • Sunday, June 28th at 6pm – Chuckwagon Races

Stay tuned for more new and exciting events planned for the 2015 Linn County Fair.

2014 Linn County Fair Princess - Kelly Breja and Mr. Little Linn County Fair - Carl Rathje, helped out at the 2015 Kick Off Event.

2014 Linn County Fair Princess – Kelly Breja and Mr. Little Linn County Fair – Carl Rathje, helped out at the 2015 Kick Off Event.

Along with kicking off the 2015 fair the event’s purpose was to raise money for the Lynn Dunn Memorial Building. We are excited to announce that we raised $10,254.. The Fair Association wants to thank everyone that donated items and participated in the fun filled night!

Jean Dunn, enjoying the evening dedicated to her late husband, Lynn Dunn.

Jean Dunn, enjoying the evening dedicated to her late husband, Lynn Dunn.

The Lynn Dunn Memorial Building is 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 an “all year” building. His dream became a reality last year when the Lynn Dunn Memorial Building was built. The building includes meeting rooms, kitchen and exhibit hall.  Now the fairgrounds are open all year long and no longer need to be shut down during the months of October-April. This facility now host 4-H meetings, board meetings, education seminars, receptions, etc. For information on the project and how you can contribute please go to http://thelinncountyfair.com/about-us/lynn-dunn-memorial-building/ 

For more information on the Lynn Dunn Memorial Building go to http://thelinncountyfair.com/lynn-dunn.html or contact Deb Zumbach, at 319-350-5297 or deb@thelinncountyfair.com.

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