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Mason County Fairgrounds Facilities

Western Michigan Fair Association offers many options for rentals, including these buildings:

  • Community Center, $300 per day
  • Show Sale Barn, $100 per day
  • Youth Exhibit Building, $50 per day
  • Domestic Arts Building, $50 per day
  • Town Hall, $50 per day
  • Food Concession Building, (Non Fair Week) $75 per day

 

All building rentals depend upon availability, and there are some black out periods, such as during the fair week.

The rental of infield, grounds, and the grandstand are subject to the event.

A sound system is available for an additional cost (depending on location).

For information on renting the Grounds, Grandstands or Buildings, please email us through our contact form here:

Mason County Fairgrounds is located in Ludington, Michigan.

Ludington is proud to have won the 2024 USA TODAY “10 BEST READERS’ CHOICE TRAVEL AWARD CONTEST” for the “Best Historic Small Town!” 

Ludington was the only city from Michigan on the list of 20 nominated small towns (fewer than 25,000 people) selected by an expert panel. Ludington landed the top spot among such popular destinations as Carmel-by-the-Sea, California; Breckenridge, Colorado; and Moab, Utah.

If you are interested in finding out more about Ludington, check out PureLudington.com and VisitLudington.com for information.

Mason County Fairgrounds Camping

Camping at Mason County Fairgrounds

Mason County Fairgrounds Camping Map

The Mason County Fairgrounds is home to the Western Michigan Fair AND a very nice campground for the comfort of our patrons.

Our campground has 126 grassy campsites sites with 30 or 50 amp service. The majority of our sites are pull through for convenience and ease. We have four bathroom facilities with 12 showers to choose from. During large events we can bring in additional porta-johns if needed.

When camping with us feel free to walk around the grounds and take in all the beautiful flower gardens that our volunteers maintain for us. Also make sure to check out the nature trail located at the NE end of the fairgrounds.

We are just minutes from downtown Ludington and Lake Michigan. While staying with us don’t forget to check out all the wonderful things Ludington Michigan has to offer. Take a drive down to Stearns Park and catch a gorgeous Lake Michigan sunset, stroll downtown Ludington Ave and check out all the wonderful shops in the area, or just take a drive up Lakeshore and see beautiful Ludington State Park.

Required in Advance of Camping
  • 1. CAMPERS PLEASE USE THE MEYERS RD. ENTRANCE.
  • 2. Camping registration form must be displayed on camper.
  • 3. AT LEAST ONE PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN MUST STAY ON YOUR SITE EVERY NIGHT.
  • 4. A midnight curfew on the fairgrounds will be enforced unless accompanied by a parent or leader. Those on the grounds must be quite by midnight. No improper conduct will be permitted.
  • 5. NO MOTORIZED RECREATIONAL VEHICLES on the fairgrounds, except as authorized by the WMFA for fair use. NO BICYCLES, SCOOTERS, OR SKATEBOARDS on the fairgrounds.
  • 6. Fairgrounds SPEED LIMIT is 10 mph maximum STRICTLY ENFORCED.
  • 7. Exhibitors will camp and sleep only in the camping area
  • 8. Campfires must be contained in barrels, grills, etc. NO ground fires permitted.
  • 9. No portable/swimming or wading pools allowed in camping area. Any other pools must have prior approval by WMFA.
  • 10. FIRE LANES/ROADWAYS MUST STAY OPEN AT ALL TIMES, VEHICLES IN VIOLATION WILL BE TOWED AT OWNERS EXPENSE, OVERFLOW PARKING IS AVAILABLE IN STOCK TRAILER AREA.
  • 11. Absolutely NO drainage of wastewater on the ground. Must be kept in container and dumped at a dump station.
  • 12. All campers will be responsible to take their garbage to the dumpsters located on the grounds.
  • 13. ABSOLUTELY NO HORSES/LIVESTOCK ANIMALS IN CAMPING AREA.
  • 14. Horses or livestock trailers must be parked in WMFA designated areas unless used for sleeping quarters. Tack/cargo trailers permitted on campsite with the approval of WMFA camping representative.
  • 15. Unauthorized animals and/or pets are not allowed on the fairgrounds at any time with the exception of dogs. DOGS ARE ALLOWED IN CAMPING AREA ONLY Or at the dog show or clinics during fair week and MUST be on a leash at all times. Fair animals must be caged or leashed by handlers at all times and stay in areas appropriate for their species. No animals permitted on the midway with the exception of Leader Dogs.
  • 16. POSSESSION OF ILLEGAL DRUGS IS PROHIBITED AND ANYONE IN VIOLATION WILL BE BANNED FROM THE FAIRGROUNDS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT WILL BE NOTIFIED.
  • 17. The Western Michigan Fair Association will not be responsible for any injury, loss, or damages whatever the reason incurred while camping on the fairgrounds.
  • 18. WMFA reserves the right to ask any person or group to leave the fairgrounds.

Winter Storage at Mason County Fairgrounds

The winter storage season runs from mid- October through mid–April.

Winter storage is another service that the Western Michigan Fair Association provides to the community. We have multiple buildings that are large enough to house vehicles of all sizes. All of our buildings are covered, but not heated. 

Dates for storage parking:

Take in: the 2nd and 3rd Saturdays in October.

Our volunteers will be on the grounds each of these days from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm to assist you with dropping off your storage item.

Take out: the 2nd Saturday in April

Winter Storage Rates:

$150 – Motorcycles, Golf Carts or Jet Ski
$225 – Trucks, Cars, Vans, SUV
$16 per linear Foot – RV’s/Boat/Trailers (measured from bumper to bumper).

All leases will be responsible for securing their own insurance.

Maintenance and repair work are NOT permitted in buildings.