Fairgrounds (Department 520)

Bobby Chevarria, Facilities Manager

Description and Mission

The Facilities Department’s role at the Fairgrounds is to provide safe, usable facilities to be used by the general public, 4-H, numerous community civic groups and organizations, as well as many county departments. The Facilities Department continues to maximize the available funds as well as grants and alternative funding to support upgrades and improvements to our aging grounds and buildings. Fairgrounds staff also provides maintenance support to the Elbert County Fair Board for our annual County Fair.

Accomplishments, Goals, and Objectives

Accomplishments 2022:

The Facilities Department met every goal that was set in 2021 for the 2022 year which included updating the campgrounds, upgrading the arena sound system, and purchasing additional bleachers. The new campgrounds went from having 32 RV sites to 72 RV sites with all new water and electric hookups. Facilities was also able to tear down and set up new fencing for the warmup arena that was generously donated by Friends of Fair.

Goals and Objectives 2023:

Goals for 2023 include continuing the upkeep of all facilities for the safety and enjoyment of the incoming public and future event holders. Additionally, the 2013 Fairgrounds Master Plan will be reviewed and potentially updated for use in seeking additional grants to improve the site.