Fairgrounds & Smith Hall Rental

  • Use of the Clinton County Fairgrounds property and facilities, including Smith Hall, is regulated by the Smith Hall/Fairgrounds Use Agreement and License (PDF).
  • Effective July 29, 2008 the following rates have been approved (and amended February 25, 2020) by the Clinton County Board of Commissioners for use of the Fairgrounds or its component parts:

    Security deposit
    Fairgrounds (Sunday through Thursday)
    $500 per day
    Fairgrounds (Friday and Saturday)
    $1,000 per day
    Smith Hall (Sunday through Thursday)
    $300 per day
    Smith Hall (Friday through Saturday)
    $800 per day
    Smith Hall (Early set-up day prior to event)
    $50 per event
    Horse Arena, Judging Stand, Restrooms 
    $300 per day
    Dairy Barn, Swine Barn, Pavilion, Restrooms
    $300 per day
    Speaker System (only Smith Hall rental)
    $25 per day
    Not-for-Profits (youth groups within Clinton County outside facility usage - i.e. arena/pavilion)
    $20 per day

    Smith Hall rental fees shall be considered waived for events sponsored by County departments or public agencies directly affiliated with the County.  Otherwise fee waivers will only be considered and/or granted for the purpose of events to honor and/or fundraising for individuals killed or severely injured while performing public services.
  • Payment of fees: Checks shall be made payable to: Clinton County MSU Extension and mailed to:
    100 E State Street
    Suite G100
    St. Johns, MI 48879

    The county reserves the right to assess a $35 fee for "NSF" (Non-sufficient funds) checks.