Canyon County Fair says it's moving on Agriplex

CALDWELL, Idaho (KBOI) - The Canyon County Fair announced it is in the fundraising mode to have the Agriplex built on Prescott lane near highway 20 26 in Caldwell.

The fair says that the first stage is to get corporate sponsors lined up, so they can get the complex built without taxpayer money. The issues the fair is having with their current location makes the Agriplex look like a great option.

Canyon County Fair chairman Laren Bailey said, "The college football field illustrates the problem we've had all along and that is that the fair is currently held on property that isn't owned by the county, we don't have any control over it."

Recently the county heard proposals to move the fair to the Idaho Center since they were told they couldn't use Simplot field for the rodeo and concerts. With the new complex the fair not only will own the park but they want to rent it out to more than 100 events as a money making complex throughout the year.

Their vision is having an animal barn, an exhibit hall, and an indoor arena. The carnival would be on grass and have more parking than they work with now. The park will also have an area have RV hookups.

The Fair is hoping to raise 12 million dollars to build the complex on 80 acres on Prescott lane. Their goal is to have the Agriplex in place for the 2016 fair.