About Us

Founded in 2022, the Brown County Fair Foundation is a 501c3 tax exempt organization (pending IRS approval) working to preserve, improve, and modernize the facilities at the Brown County Fairgrounds.

Home of the Brown County Fair, Centennial Village, Brown County Speedway, Larry Gerlach Grandstand, Odde Ice Arena, Go-Kart and RC Car tracks, Akkerman Horse Arena, Holum Expo Building, and numerous barns, campgrounds, and structures, the fairgrounds host literally hundreds of thousands of campers, fairgoers, and recreational enthusiasts every year.

While county tax dollars serve well to fund annual expenses, such as utilities, insurance, payroll, and some maintenance, additional funds are necessary for the capital improvements required to preserve the fairgrounds as a premier destination for the great variety of events hosted. Whether a large contribution or a few dollars, the BCF Foundation works closely with the Brown County Fair Board and Brown County Commission to coordinate efforts and maximize the impact of each donated dollar. Thank you for your consideration in joining our efforts!

BCF Booster Membership Levels
  • Annual = $50
  • Lifetime = $1,000

BCF Foundation 5K Walk/Run/Bike

First annual 5K Walk/Run/Bike on Saturday, August 20th, registration 7:30 AM, race begins at 8:30 AM.


BCF Booster Benches ($200)

Since fairs can never have enough places to sit, one creative way to show your support of the fair while honoring a friend or family member is with our Booster Benches. An engraved plate is added to your bench with your desired message. For instance “Given in honor of John Smith” or “Given in memory of Grandma MaryAnn.”


The Brown County Fair Foundation accepts donations of any amount for the purpose of grounds improvement.  If you have specific projects for which you would like to see your funds designated, please contact the fair office at (605) 626-7116 or fair@browncounty.sd.gov.

Legacy Gifts/Estate Planning

If you would be interested in leaving a lasting legacy for the betterment of the fairgrounds for years to come, please consult with your tax preparer on estate planning options.

Legal Name: Brown County Fair Foundation, Inc
Location: 400 24th Ave NW, Aberdeen, SD 57401
Tax ID: 87-4566246

Need More?

For additional information or questions, please call the Brown County Fair Office at (605) 626-7116 or email fair@browncounty.sd.gov.

Donate Now

Thank you for your contribution to preserve the Brown County Fairgrounds for the future!

Please send checks to:
Brown County Fair Foundation
400 24th Ave NW, Aberdeen, SD 57401

With your check, please indicate what your donation is for.