Fair Complex Planning

Friendship Square ApproachIt is great to see construction underway on the Event Center and exciting that so much more potential exists for the Fair Complex. Accordingly, an update of the 2008 Master Plan focused on the western portion of the Fair Complex site has been completed. The Master Plan Update emphasizes multi-use improvements to benefit county residents and visitors year-round, while maintaining the long-term success of the County Fair and other current uses. Its development was guided by the Fairgrounds Advisory Committee (FAC) and benefited from very active community and stakeholder involvement.


Master Plan Update - What's New?

Following a 15-month planning process, the Updated Master Plan was approved by the Board of Commissioners on July 16, 2019.

At the same meeting, the Board of Commissioners approved the FAC’s recommendation for a Naming Strategy for the Fair Complex and Event and Conference Center.  

In May, more than 1,700 people visited the online open house and 398 took the survey. The survey results were very positive with each phase of the plan averaging a score of 4 out of 5. Approximately 4,300 community comments were received during the overall planning process.

A short video allows you to fly around the conceptual build-out of all three phases of updated Master Plan. 


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Keeping It Real

The approved Master Plan Update sets a big vision for the future, but it will take years to realize. That is why the plan is broken into three phases that make improvements to the Fair Complex over time. In the meantime, there is a need to steward existing facilities to meet current need with existing resources.

phase 1

phase 2

phase 3

Fairgrounds Advisory Committee

The Board of County Commissioners created the nine-member Fairgrounds Advisory Committee (FAC) in the fall of 2010 to provide advice and counsel to the Board of Commissioners on the Fairgrounds Master Plan, Fairgrounds Capital Projects Plan and other major site-related initiatives. The Fair Board President (or designee) represents the Fair Board on the committee. Other members of the FAC represent various countywide stakeholders in the success of the Fair event and use of the fairgrounds property.

Contact Information 


Fairgrounds Advisory Committee
FAC/c Washington County Administrative Office


155 S First Avenue Suite: 300
Hillsboro, OR 97124-3072




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