All children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult 25 years of age or older (OR PARENT) to attend the Western Carolina State Fair.

Western Carolina State Fair Foundation has a variety of buildings and outside areas available for rent during the offseason!


Lewis Wise Buildings: 15,000 sq. ft., 300 capacity, climate-controlled with open concept layout and 2,000 sq.ft. handicapped accessible restrooms

Outdoor Areas

Bridgestone Arena: 1,800 capacity stadium seating

Main Midway: 5-acre open grassy area

KiddieLand Midway: less than 1-acre grassy area

Additional Amenities



Camper Sites with full hookups

Rental Requirements

Proof of insurance with Western Carolina State Fair Foundation listed as an additionally insured.

A refundable deposit is required a minimum of 30 days prior to the rental.

All rentals over 150 attendees must have a bathroom attendant present for the entire event. The preferred vendor for janitorial staff MUST be used. Rates begin at $15 per person per hour, for a minimum of 3 hours.

Ask about our multi-day discount.