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The Guthrie County Fair Board provides the opportunity for individuals, businesses, and organizations to donate to our fairgrounds. Memorials may be designated in the following areas: Memorial Tree Program, General Donations, and/or ongoing campaigns.  We encourage interested individuals and/ or businesses and organizations to contact Guthrie County Fair Board members to discuss ideas donates or memorials. Final memorial locations will depend on the fairgrounds' needs and areas already identified in our GC Fair Master Plan.


For more information, contact Emma Vogl, Guthrie Co Fair Secretary, at 641-740-0514 or

Memorial Trees - Replacement of the 72 Ash Trees

The Guthrie Co. Fairgrounds has not been spared from the Ash Borer and has 72 trees to be removed.  The process for removal has already begun, but replacing the trees will take quite some time.  As part of our replacement plan, we are offering a MEMORIAL TREE PLANTING PROGRAM.

Monetary donations can be made toward planting memorial trees for loved ones, in support of a group/organization, or just as a donation.  An approved tree list can be found on our website and the Guthrie Co. Fair Board will handle the planting (spring & fall) in needed locations.


Fair Board Member - Tyler Carney - explains details

"Depending on the type of tree chosen from the list, the trees range from $350-500.  The list of trees is below and you can pick from the list or I can most certainly make recommendations if you are unsure what you'd like to have planted.  You can pay for the trees at the fair or mail in monetary donations to PO Box 153, Guthrie Center, IA 50115, please include how many and what type of tree(s) you'd like to plant so I can get them added to the list and ensure we can get them this fall for planting.  Thank you, Tyler C"

Memorial Tree Program Approved Species List

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Showring  Campaign

Supporting our youth for generations to come!

Construction on the new Guthrie County Fair Showring will begin in Fall 2023 with completion by July 2024. In addition to the showring, the facility will also include a kitchen, restrooms, extension, and livestock offices. 

Pole frame construction 120' x 72' building with a 120' x 24' lean-to. Covered alleyway connecting pen barn to the showring. 

Sponsorship recognition will be displayed in the Ring of Honor. 

New bleachers and designated handicap viewing area. Kitchen, 
restrooms, office, and storage space.

See the Attached PDF file for more detailed information on Showring project, Fall 2023 Grain Drive and Sponsorship form.

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Other Projects & General Donations

General Donations are undesignated and used to best meet current Guthrie County Fairgrounds needs as determined by the Guthrie County Fair Board members.

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