Calendar of

May 22nd - May 24th

FT. Vancouver Dressage Horse Show

Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The Jack Geisy Horse Arena

Admission Free - Parking Free

Contact: Rose Newman


May 30th - May 31st

4-H Area Fair Horse Show

Event Hours:

Saturday & Sunday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Location: Dr. Jack Giesy Horse Arena

Admission: Free Parking: Free

Contact: Alice Heller

Phone: (360) 695-1994


May 30th

Skyview Storm Football Auction

Support the Skyview Football Team

Event Hours are 5pm - 10pm in Hall B

For more information visit


Jun 5th - Jun 7th

Columbia River Dog Agility Club Trials

Event Hours: Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sunday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Location: Dr. Jack Giesy Horse Arena

Admission & Parking - Free

Contact: Debbie Cooper

Phone: 503-285-0231


Jun 5th - Jun 7th

Budweiser Clydesdales

Come and meet the world famous Budweiser Clydesdales at the Clark County Event Center!

Friday, June 5th - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Sunday, June 7th - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Dr. Jack Giesy Arena

For more information, please call the Clark County Event Center at 360-397-6180.

Jun 12th - Jun 14th

Columbia Agility Trials Dog Show

Event Hours: Friday 8:00am- 5:00 pm

Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Dr. Jack Giesy Horse Arena

Admisssion: Free Parking

Contact: Mary Crittendon

Phone: 360-694-0648


Jun 13th - Jun 14th

Storm City Roller Derby

Storm City Roller Girls vs Emerald City Roller Girls

Doors open at 5pm - Bout starts at 6pm

Admission - $10 advance / $12 at the door

Parking - $6

Contact - Jamie Smith -

Jun 18th

Clark College Commencement

Event Hours 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location Exhibition Halls B & C

For more information

Jun 20th - Jun 21st

GRN4D BTM Barrel Racing

Event Hours: Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Dr. Jack Giesy Horse Arena

Admission and Parking are free

Contact: Mike Gammelgard

Phone: 503-572-8092


Jun 21st

Nueva Plaza Mexico Rodeo & Family Dance Festival

10:00am - 10:00pm

For more information -

Jun 24th

National Anthem Auditions

The National Anthem Auditions for the 2015 Clark County Fair will be held in Hall B

Registration - 5:30pm

Auditions Start - 6:00pm

For more information, please call 360-397-6180

Jun 27th - Jun 28th

WA State POA Colorpalooza

Event Hours:

Saturday & Sunday 8am - 5pm

Location: Dr. Jack Giesy Horse Arena

Admission: Free Parking: Free

Contact: Mamie Wheeler

Phone: 360-597-6322



Jul 3rd - Jul 5th

Portland Agility Trials

Event Hours: Friday 8:00 am - 5:00pm

Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Dr Jack Giesy Horse Arena

Admission: Free Parking: Free

Contact: Karin Pearson King

Phone: 360-573-6789

Jul 11th

Wipeout Run 5K

5K Course with large obstacles throughout

Untimed event open to anyone 18+

Registration - refer to wipeoutrun website

Parking - $6 Cash

Website - / Locations / Portland OR Run

Jul 18th

Clark County's Largest Garage Sale & Vintage Sale

Saturday, July 18th from 8am - 5pm

Buy or sell your treasures, vintage jewelry, furniture, tools, electronics, books, clothing, toys, sporting goods and much more!

Call 503-798-6117 to reserve seller space






Clark County Event Center
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Coming Events

May 16–17
Dozer Day

June 13
Storm City Roller Girls
Roller Derby

June 18
Clark College Commencement

July 11
Wipeout Run 5K

Facility Details
Picture your next event at the Clark County Event Center—SW Washington’s premier event destination. Located just 20 minutes north of downtown Portland (adjacent to Interstate 5) and within an hour’s driving distance of more than 2.5 million people, the Clark County Event Center gives unmatched flexibility for all types of shows. Our year round facility features 97,200 sq. ft. column free exhibit space, as well as several multi-use buildings—an indoor Equestrian Arena and an outdoor Grandstand. With a variety of exciting events taking place throughout the year including the Clark County Fair,, the Clark County Event Center is the place to be! MORE
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Floor Space: 97,200 square feet of column-free show space. Grid lines on concrete floor mark 15' x 15' area. Show Halls: Three (3) distinct halls can be configured in six (6) unique setups with two (2) moveable air walls Ceiling Height: 25' to bottom of ceiling beam. MORE

Electrical Power: 400 amp posilock power panels at two locations (East and West ends) 200 amp posilock power panels at two locations (East and West ends) 100 amp 3P 208V power at 26 locations Two 30 amp 3P 208V power at 56 locations Six 120V receptacles at 56 locations

Water & Drain: Two (2) potable hose bibs and drains at six (6) locations. Hot and cold potable water hose bibs are located in each hall.

Telephone: Six (6) phone lines at 56 locations

Data: High speed connections

Internet Access: Complimentary wireless access available throughout the hall.

Natural Gas: Overhead gas lines with stubs are available for drop lines to the exhibition floor at fifteen (15) locations.

Restrooms: There are three restroom facilities for Men and Women, plus an additional three (3) single occupancy Family restrooms. All restrooms are ADA accessible. There are a total of 70 fixtures. The restrooms can be divided, through the use of portable partitions, in a range of different possibilities from 42 women's fixtures and 28 men's fixtures to 26 women's fixtures and 44 men's fixtures depending on the type of event.

Baby Changing Stations: There are nine (9) baby changing stations, one (1) in each restroom.

Concessions: Two (2) concession stands service the hall. Concessions are run by Ovations. Nancy Ocks, General Manager, (360) 816-7056.

Roll Doors: Four (4) roll doors leading into facility. Two doors have flat driveway access. Hall Roll Door Width Roll Door Height A 20' 15' 4" B 16' 15' 4" C1 14' 15'4" C2 18' 25'

Loading Dock: Five (5) loading dock bays, including one self leveler Truck Ramp: One (1) truck ramp for service into hall CLOSE



With 194 horse stalls, plenty of spectator seating and a 112' x 325' riding area, The Dr. Jack Giesy Arena is just the right size for equestrian events, as well as llama and dog shows, motocross competitions and plant sales. MORE

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Show Area: 225' x 112'

Warm Up Area: 100'x112'

Floor: Riding area is dirt, spectator areas, restroom and offices are asphalt.

Restrooms: Men's and Women's restroom facilities located inside the Arena

Event Office: One event office available for show organizers, equipped with telephone.

Public Address: Portable PA system is available for rent.

Sliding Doors: Two (2) sliding doors for loading access along the North wall.

Roll Doors: Two (2) roll up doors for loading access. One on East end and one located on Southwest end of Arena.

Seating: Five (5) bleacher units located on south side of riding area. Units are 15' deep x 20s' wide.

ADA Seating: ADA platform on West end of riding area.

Concessions: Concessions are run by Ovations. Nancy Ocks, General Manager, (360) 816-7056. CLOSE



The South Halls, adjacent to the Exhibition Hall, offer valuable extra space for overflow exhibit areas and office/support services. MORE

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The Grandstands can hold up to 7,500 and make a perfect outdoor venue for special events like stage shows, circuses and rodeos.
During the Clark County Fair, the Grandstands are home to national concert acts, bull riding, motorcross competitions and monster truck races.

grandstands monster truck rodeo bull


Whether for animal shows and sales or 4-H and FFA events, our Livestock Buildings, with five show rings, provide
over 90,000 square feet of usable space for all kinds of activities and competitions.

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Booking Info
The Fair Site Management Group (FSMG) is pleased to offer the Clark County Event Center at rental rates that are very competitive within the industry. FSMG has the flexibility to negotiate facility rentals and terms of rent, such as standard rates plus reimbursable expenses, all-inclusive flat fees, or percentages of event revenues, above or below industry standards. Our goal is to provide the flexibility in the structure of rent necessary to successfully host a wide variety of events. MORE
Clark County Event Center Rental Application
Fire Marshal Assembly Permit Application
Fire Marshal Exhibition Hall Vendor Requirements
Natural Gas Order Form
Telecom Order Form
Terms and Policies


All fees are per event day unless otherwise noted. Move in/out days are 50% of the listed event daily rental. Rates do not include reimbursable or traditional promoter expenses listed below. MORE

Exhibition Hall:
Hall A (32,400 sq.ft)$2,250
Hall B (21,600 sq.ft)$1,700
Hall C (43,200 sq.ft)$3,000
Hall AB (54,000 sq.ft)$3,950
Hall BC (64,800 sq.ft)$4,700
Hall ABC (97,200 sq.ft)   $5,850
Equestrian Arena:
Equestrian events$695
Non-equestrian events:   $795
Set-up day$150 (May be waived with 2-day show)
Commercial Exhibit Areas:
South Hall #1 (24,000 sq.ft)   $850
Parking Lots:
Per Lot      $1,500 min


FSMG considers the following when evaluating rental requests: MORE

  • The income potential from the event.
  • The economic impact on the community.
  • The development of repeat business.
  • The reputation of the Event Center as a venue for quality event programming.
  • The risk and liability for the Event Center and the public.
  • The ability of the promoter / presenter to successfully finance and produce the event.
  • The balancing of programming presented to the public.

FSMG requires event promoters / presenters seeking to book events at the Event Center to demonstrate knowledge of and/or the capacity to:

  • Successfully produce the event in a manner that satisfies all contractual obligations.
  • Ensure the Safety of the public as well as the facilities and its staff.
  • Demonstrate experience using facilities similar to the Event Center with space usage regulations, crowd control, and public assembly procedures.
  • Produce and manage an appropriate event budget.
  • Plan and implement a successful event marketing campaign.
  • Maintain financial solvency.



Equestrian Arena Rate:
Stalls (per day)$19.00
Shavings (initial bedding free)   $7.00
House PA (per day)$50.00
House Equipment / Utilities Rate-Each
Utilities (ExHall - entire hall /event day)   $350.00
Utilities (ExHall - each hall /event day)$150.00
Tables (limited inventory)$12.00
Chairs (limited inventory)$2.00
Bleachers (120 people / section)$125.00
PA (ExHall House system) $500.00
PA (small portable)$100.00
Stage - (per 6'x8' sections)$40.00
Fencing (per foot)$2.00
Card key - lost (ExHall)$50.00
Labor Rate-Hour >
General / Set-up / Tear down    $35.00
cleaning (extraordinary)$35.00
OT Labor $52.00
Labor with equipment$55.00
OT Labor with equipment$72.00
Traditional Promoter Expenses / Responsibilities: Promoter/event organizer is solely responsible for all coordination and fees associated with the following services, to include, but not limited to:
  • Decorating services: Tables, chairs, pipe & drape, etc.
  • Stage, Sound & Lights
  • Power Distribution
  • Utilities
  • Security
  • Guest Services: Ushers, ticket takers, door guards, greeters
  • Catering
  • Loading dock coordinator (if necessary)
  • Fire Marshall permits
  • First aid/medical personnel including stand-by ambulance service
  • Police and Fire Department details
  • Equipment rentals
  • Telecommunications: analog phone lines, high speed data lines.
  • Natural Gas service
  • Required/requested specialized labor
  • Excessive trash/compactor/dumpster requirements
  • Excessive cleaning/facility restoration
Vendor Info
COMING TO EXHIBIT AT THE HOLIDAY GIFT FAIR OR WA STATE HORSE EXPO? We are here to make things happen for you. Located just 9 miles north of Portland Oregon, our facility is within an hour's drive of 2.5 million people. Our prominent I-5 reader board frontage exposes our event listings to 70,000 cars daily. Events hosted here are expected to attract attendees from the Portland Metro area and as far north as Cowlitz County. MORE

HOLIDAY GIFT FAIR November 20-22, 2015


Holiday Gift Fair Webpage
Holiday Gift Fair Vendor Application
Holiday Gift Fair Floor Plan

Dear Prospective Vendor:

We invite you to join us as the Clark County Event Center produces the 6th annual Clark County Holiday Gift Fair, taking place November 20-22, 2015.

At last year's show we saw attendance of over 6,000 attendees! The wonderful community holiday choir and dance talent was a big draw. We had such positive feedback from both attendees and vendors and will continue to highlight that tradition of our show. We have a variety of festive activities in the works that we will update as we get closer to the show.

Our healthy advertising budget will continue to strive for morning show coverage and media marketing during prime time news slots and radio drive times. In addition, a local poster ad campaign and e-marketing promotions to our event data base of over 10,000 Clark County Fair and Event Center contacts will be utilized to achieve maximum attendance. Show information will also be posted on our social media web pages. Our I-5 reader board will advertise the event to over 70,000 drivers daily.

Please complete the vendor application and submit with your space preference request and we will get back to you to confirm your acceptance into the show.

While we don't guarantee exclusivity, we will be selective in our choice of vendors to avoid an over representation of certain products.

We hope you will join us as we continue to grow this show!

Chris Hugget
Event Coordinator
Direct: 360-397-2085


WA STATE HORSE EXPO February 19-21, 2016


WA State Horse Expo Website
WA State Horse Expo Vendor Application
WA State Horse Expo Floor Plan
WA State Horse Expo Credit Card Authorization Form
WA State Horse Expo Vendor General Information

Vendors: 2015 attendance was over 7,500 during the 3 day event . . . Hit your target market with the community’s largest equine event!

The 5th annual WA State Horse Expo will soon be upon us on February 19-21, 2016.

The 5th annual event in February was even bigger and better than we had hoped! Thanks to all who participated and helped make this possible. The Clark County Event Center is the perfect venue for this event with Clark County being the largest horse ownership county in the state of Washington! Located just 9 miles north of Portland, Oregon, our facility is within an hour’s drive of 2.5 million people. Our prominent I-5 reader board advertises the show to over 70,000 cars daily starting a month prior to the event.

The 5th annual expo will be:
Friday, Feb. 20, Noon.- 9 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m.- 8p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

We are in the process of finalizing our list of clinicians, so check back to our website at WA State Horse Expo for more details.

Events, Topics & Activities:
• Craig Cameron’s Extreme Cowboy Race
• Participation Clinics – ride with the pros
• Saturday night Equine Extravaganza in the Expo Hall


  • Extensive TV coverage on major news stations in the Portland/Vancouver area two weeks prior to event
  • Hundreds of radio ads on regional country/western and mainstream stations
  • Print ads in The Columbian (Vancouver newspaper), The Reflector (regional newspaper) and The Oregonian (Portland newspaper)
  • Print ads in regional equine publications reaching California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana
  • Poster and flyer blitz including direct mail throughout Oregon and Washington plus over 100 local, freeway signs at on and off ramps
  • Frequent e-marketing promotions to our Event Center/Horse Expo database ( over 5,000 contacts)
  • Extensive Social Media presence
  • 2 websites – and

Thank you & we hope to see you at the expo!

Chris Hugget
Event Coordinator
Direct: 360-397-2085


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Event Services
The following vendors/services are pre-approved to help make your event a success and bring it to life. MORE

Telecom Order Form
Natural Gas Service Order Form


Licensee is solely responsible for all costs associated with the following services if applicable to the event:



All phone and data lines are ordered through FSMG. A Telecom Order Form is located in the Event Planning & Promoter Resources section for download. Return completed forms to FSMG office for processing. For questions or assistance completing the form call 360.397.6180. Order includes line only (no telephone unit) and must be secured by a credit card.

ServiceAdvance Order   Floor Order
Analog Line$140.00   $175.00
Add'l Analog Lines   $100.00   $135.00
Data Lines$140.00   $175.00

Price includes $20 (non-refundable) long distance services. Any charges incurred above $20 will be charged to credit or debit card.

To receive the Advance Order rate, orders must be received with full payment a minimum of 14 days prior to first move-in day. Orders received after that time will be charged the Floor Order rate.



There are a number of locations where the FSMG can provide Natural Gas service in the Exhibition Hall. Each service drop a minimum of 120,000 BTU. A Natural Gas Order Form is located in the Event Planning & Promoter Resources section for download. Return completed forms to FSMG office for processing. For questions or assistance completing the form call 360.397.6180. Order must be secured by a credit card.

Service      Advance OrderFloor Order
Natural Gas$125.00$160.00

To receive the Advance Order rate, orders must be received with full payment a minimum of 14 days prior to first move-in day. Orders received after that time will be charged the Floor Order rate. Floor orders may not be able to be accommodated due to the logistics of the gas lines.



Events at the Clark County Exhibition Center are subject to a flat fee per event day for utilities. This fee recovers some of the costs for electric usage, water, lights, heat and air conditioning in the Exhibition Hall.

$350 per day Entire Hall: AB&C
$150 per day Each Individual Hall: A, B, or C



The Event Center does have a limited inventory of 6' tables and chairs for rent. For Full Decorating services, the following vendors are pre-approved: CLOSE

Trade Show Supply House, Inc
Contact: Bryan Brammer
(360) 624-4498

Convention & Trade Show Services
(a division of Peter Corvallis Productions)
(503) 222-1664

West Coast Event Productions, Inc.
(503) 294-0412

Triumph Expo & Events, Inc.
(503) 255-6700


Due to public safety and the liabilities involved in event security, crowd management and emergency services, only the following companies are approved to provide security services. All other companies would need prior approval by FSMG. FSMG reserves the right to provide, at LICENSEE's sole expense, a minimum amount of security personnel necessary to ensure public safety and the safety of the Event Center. MORE

Coast to Coast Event Services, Inc.
Contact: Shana Anderson
(503) 235-2585
Creative Security Inc. (CSI)
Contact: John Braun, owner
(503) 363-2130
Bravo Event Services/Security
Contact: Daniel Kor
(503) 254-0561
Empire Security Service
Contact: Henry Scott, Jr.
(503) 288-8157
Contact: Raymond
(541) 710-8782
Ace Security Services, Inc.
Contact: Chris Havelka
(503) 335-1417 or (503) 317-3779


Abacus Event Rentals                  

Michael Lampson

Contact: Pauline Mulcahy
Contact Michael Lampson


4-0 Graphics, Web and Print Design
(Ads, BC Cards, Brochures, Trade Show Displays)
Contact: Lynn Jenkins
4-0 Graphics

Clark County Live, Social Media
Contact: Mitch Canton

Peterson Media, LCC
Contact: Leslie Peterson


Hollywood Lights is the exclusive provider of power and electrical distribution at the Event Center. MORE

Hollywood Lights, Inc.
Contact: Frank Locke
(503) 232-8855


Ovations Catering is the exclusive concessions provider at the Event Center. MORE

Nancy Ocks, Ovations Catering (360) 816-7056



Beyond the Eye, High Definition Digital Video
Contact: Robert Pallotta
beyond the eye
High Fidelity Entertainment, Professional DJ
Contact: Craig Brown
high fidelity
Stew Dodge Sound
Cascade Sound & Light
503-242-2453 or 800-632-5525
Hollywood Lighting Services
Reign Audio
Contact: Andrew Young
Meeting Tomorrow AV
Rose City Sound and Lighting
List of forms MORE
Floor Plans
Contact Us / Directions
Clark County Event Center (at the fairgrounds), 17402 NE Delfel Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642 | Local 360-397-6180 MORE
google map
I-5 North or South
Exit 9 (179th St)
Proceed West on 179th Street
Follow signs to parking

Area Map
Parking Map
Grounds Map
Clark County Event Center    
(at the fairgrounds)
17402 NE Delfel Rd
Ridgefield, WA 98642
Local 360-397-6180
Toll Free 888.722.5275
Fax 360.397.6185

Clark County Fair

John Morrison | Executive Director/Fair Manager
Direct 360.397.6149

Booking Information

Heidi O'Hara | Director of Sales & Events
Direct 360.397.6170

Event Coordination

Chris Huggett | Event Manager
Direct 360.397.2085

Michael Kelley | Event Manager
Direct 360.397.6066

Kathy Sulla | Event Administration Coordinator
Direct 360.397.2083


Edward D. Linnett | Operations Chief
Direct 360.397.2082

Marketing & Media Information

Matthew Ferris | Director of Marketing
Direct 360.397.2089

Evan Flanagan | Marketing Coordinator
Direct 360.397.2459

General Information

Cindy Strong | Administrative Assistant Direct 360.397.6180 Email

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