Bay County Fairgrounds

  • 810 Livingston Street
  • Bay City, MI 48708
  • (989) 894-0671
  • Fax:(989) 895-4049
Meeting Facilities

The Fairgrounds, by far Bay County's most widely utilized county recreational facility, is used year-round for leisure-time activities. Family picnics and reunions, company picnics, car shows, and trailer rallies are spotted often at the Fairgrounds. There are also facilities at the Fairgrounds ready for race horse training, ice skating, and sledding. The Community Canteen Building can be rented for wedding receptions, showers, graduation parties, reunions, etc.

Bay County Fair and Youth Exposition:
The county fair is held on the Fairgrounds every summer in early August.

Facility Rental:
For further information on the availability of rental facilities including the canteen hall building, horse stalls, and the Fairgrounds as a whole, contact the Bay County Community Center.

Rental Storage Space!
Indoor storage space is available at the fairgrounds for your vehicle, boat, travel trailer or motorcycle from October 15th to May 1st.
Because space is limited, please reserve your spot with Beth Trahan at 989-894-0671.

Wedding Reception Site
  • Site for Wedding Receptions:
  • Photography / Videography Allowed:
  • Off-Site Catering Allowed:
Rehearsal Dinner Site
  • Site for Rehearsal Dinners:
Bay County Fairgrounds Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 1
  • Largest Room: 250
  • Banquet Capacity: 250
  • Reception Capacity: 250
  • Space Notes: The Canteen Hall-250 Seating Capacity The Pavilion-30x60 Merchant's Building-30x130 Grounds and Camping info also available
  • Description: Rentals at the Bay County Fairgrounds The Canteen Hall: Are you looking to host a wedding, graduation party, shower, or large event? The Canteen at the Bay County Fairgrounds might be the perfect place! The Canteen has a seating capacity is 250 people. There is an abundance of parking for all of your guests. To rent the Canteen, the cost is $300.00 if you are not serving alcohol. If you are serving alcohol, the price is $600.00 and a security guard, contracted by Bay County, will be at the event. A $125.00 security deposit is due when the contract is signed and will be fully refunded if the building is left in the same manner as it was found. If you are interested in finding out more information about renting the Canteen at the Bay County Fairgrounds, please contact Beth Trahan, Recreation Assistant @ 989-894-0671 or Other Fairgrounds Rentals: For further information on the availability of rental facilities at the Bay County Fairgrounds, please contact the Bay County Community Center.
  • Total Meeting Capacity: 250

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