Calendar of

Apr 1st

Jordan Circus

Wednesday2 shows @4:30 pm & 7:30 p.m.

The Jack Giesy Horse Arena

Admission :pre-sale7 days prior to event online only

2 for 1

$18.00 adult $14.00 children 3-12

Children 2 and under Free

Family Package:$40.00 includes 2 adults and 3 children

Military Discount: $14.00 includes one adult and one free children's ticket

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At the Door: Adults $18.00 (Includes a free children's ticket)

$14.00 children

Apr 4th - Apr 5th

FT.Vancouver Dressage Horse Show

Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The Jack Geisy Horse Arena

Admission: Free---Parking: Free

Contact: Rose Newman - 360-281-6550

Apr 11th

Storm City Roller Derby

Storm City Roller Girls VS. Wenatchee Roller Derby

Hours: Doors open3:00pm

First Bout: 4:00pm

Second Bout: 6:30pm

Admission; $10.00 advance, $12.00 at the door

Parking $6.00 cash only

Where: Exhibition Hall B

Contact: Jamie Smith


Apr 11th - Apr 12th

Columbia Agility Trials

Saturday & Sunday

8:00 am- 5:00 pm Daily

Free admission Free Parking

Contact: Mary Crittendon



Apr 11th - Apr 12th

Men's Region 2 Gymnastics Championship

Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibition Hall C

$12.00 Adults (18+)

$7.00 (Child 6-17, Seniors & Military)

FREE: 5 and Under

Contact: Zdravko Stoianov

Apr 11th - Apr 12th

Black Light Run 5K

1n3 productions

presents: Black Light Run

Standard Registration $20.00

VIP Regitration $45.00

Check-in 5:00pm; Race starts at 8:00pm

Down load for run's waiver:

Apr 18th - Apr 19th

Spring Fling 4-H Open Horse Show

Hours: Saturday�8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sunday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Where: Dr. Jack Giesy Horse Arena

Admission: Free� Parking: Free

Contact: Alice Heller

Phone: 360-695-1994


Apr 18th - Apr 19th

The Festival of Angels Expo
Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Sunday 10:00 am- 5:00 pm



  • Admission $10

  • Children under 15 FREE

  • Bring one of these items for $2 off admission, and help a worthy cause; a non-expired canned good, an animal supply donation (food, litter, etc.).

  • Parking $6.00 (cash only please)

  • Information:

  • Apr 24th - Apr 26th

    Home & Garden Idea Fair

    Presented by Clark Public Utilities

    Fri-Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm,

    Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Admission Free: Fairgoers are encouraged to bring a can or two of food to donate to Clark County food banks or cash to donate to Operation Warm Heart, which provides assistance to low-income customers who need help with electricity bills.

    Parking: $6 (cash)

    Contact: 360-992-3223


    May 1st - May 3rd

    Northwest Ink Tattoos, Music & Micro Brews Convention

    NW Ink Tattoos, Music & Micro Beers Convention

    Friday 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm,

    Saturday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm,

    Sunday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm

    Admission: $15, 3-day pass $35

    Parking: $6 (cash)

    May 2nd - May 3rd

    Collectors West Gun and Knife Show

    Event Hours: Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm,Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Admission: $8.00

    For More Information:

    May 2nd - May 3rd

    Columbia River Appaloosa Club Horse Show

    All Breed classes including Halter and Games. We are also offering POA classes.

    Event Hours: Saturday & Sunday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Location: Dr. Jack Giesy Horse Arena

    Admission: Free Parking: Free

    Contact: Kay Hahn Phone:(360) 887-0715


    For More Information:

    May 9th - May 10th

    SW Washington Paint Horse Show *ColorPalooza*

    SW Washigton Paint Horse Club

    Event Hours: Saturday & Sunday 8:00 am -6:00 pm

    Admission: Free Parking: Free

    Contact: Nicole Slattery-Abilla

    Phone: (360) 909-5775

    May 16th - May 17th

    Dozer Day

    Dozer Day Where the Kids Drive

    Event Hours: Saturday & Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Admission: $8.00 kids (12 & under)and seniors (60 and up)

    Admission: $10.00 Adults

    Parking: $6.00 (Cash Only Please)

    For More Information:

    May 16th - May 17th

    Tennesee Walking Horse Show

    Event Hours: Saturday & Sunday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Location: Dr. Jack Giesy Horse Arena

    Admission: Free Parking: Free

    Contact :Susie Bray Phone: (253) 549-3176

    More Information:

    May 22nd - May 24th

    FT.Vancouver Dressage Horse Show

    Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    The Jack Geisy Horse Arena

    Admission: Free� Parking: Free

    Contact: Rose Newman


    May 30th - May 31st

    4-H Area Fair

    Event Hours: Saturday & Sunday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Location: Dr. Jack Giesy Horse Arena

    Admission: Free Parking: Free

    Contact: Alice Heller

    Phone: (360) 695-1994



    Jun 13th

    Storm City Roller Derby

    Storm City Roller Derby

    Storm City Roller Girls VS. Emerald City Roller Girls

    Hours: Doors open 5:00 pm Bout :6:00 pm

    Admission; $10.00 advance, $12.00 at the door

    Parking $6.00 cash only

    Where: Exhibition Hall A

    Contact: Jamie Smith







    Clark County Event Center
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    Coming Events

    Apr 18-19
    The Festival of Angels

    Apr 24-26
    Home & Garden Idea Fair

    May 1–3
    NW Ink Tattoos, Music and
    Micro Brews Convention

    May 16–17
    Dozer Day

    Facility Details
    Picture your next event at the Clark County Event Center—SW Washington’s premier event destination. Located just 20 minutes north of downtown Portland (adjacent to Interstate 5) and within an hour’s driving distance of more than 2.5 million people, the Clark County Event Center gives unmatched flexibility for all types of shows. Our year round facility features 97,200 sq. ft. column free exhibit space, as well as several multi-use buildings—an indoor Equestrian Arena and an outdoor Grandstand. With a variety of exciting events taking place throughout the year including the Clark County Fair,, the Clark County Event Center is the place to be! MORE
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    Floor Space: 97,200 square feet of column-free show space. Grid lines on concrete floor mark 15' x 15' area. Show Halls: Three (3) distinct halls can be configured in six (6) unique setups with two (2) moveable air walls Ceiling Height: 25' to bottom of ceiling beam. MORE

    Electrical Power: 400 amp posilock power panels at two locations (East and West ends) 200 amp posilock power panels at two locations (East and West ends) 100 amp 3P 208V power at 26 locations Two 30 amp 3P 208V power at 56 locations Six 120V receptacles at 56 locations

    Water & Drain: Two (2) potable hose bibs and drains at six (6) locations. Hot and cold potable water hose bibs are located in each hall.

    Telephone: Six (6) phone lines at 56 locations

    Data: High speed connections

    Internet Access: Complimentary wireless access available throughout the hall.

    Natural Gas: Overhead gas lines with stubs are available for drop lines to the exhibition floor at fifteen (15) locations.

    Restrooms: There are three restroom facilities for Men and Women, plus an additional three (3) single occupancy Family restrooms. All restrooms are ADA accessible. There are a total of 70 fixtures. The restrooms can be divided, through the use of portable partitions, in a range of different possibilities from 42 women's fixtures and 28 men's fixtures to 26 women's fixtures and 44 men's fixtures depending on the type of event.

    Baby Changing Stations: There are nine (9) baby changing stations, one (1) in each restroom.

    Concessions: Two (2) concession stands service the hall. Concessions are run by Ovations. Nancy Ocks, General Manager, (360) 816-7056.

    Roll Doors: Four (4) roll doors leading into facility. Two doors have flat driveway access. Hall Roll Door Width Roll Door Height A 20' 15' 4" B 16' 15' 4" C1 14' 15'4" C2 18' 25'

    Loading Dock: Five (5) loading dock bays, including one self leveler Truck Ramp: One (1) truck ramp for service into hall CLOSE



    With 194 horse stalls, plenty of spectator seating and a 112' x 325' riding area, The Dr. Jack Giesy Arena is just the right size for equestrian events, as well as llama and dog shows, motocross competitions and plant sales. MORE

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    Show Area: 225' x 112'

    Warm Up Area: 100'x112'

    Floor: Riding area is dirt, spectator areas, restroom and offices are asphalt.

    Restrooms: Men's and Women's restroom facilities located inside the Arena

    Event Office: One event office available for show organizers, equipped with telephone.

    Public Address: Portable PA system is available for rent.

    Sliding Doors: Two (2) sliding doors for loading access along the North wall.

    Roll Doors: Two (2) roll up doors for loading access. One on East end and one located on Southwest end of Arena.

    Seating: Five (5) bleacher units located on south side of riding area. Units are 15' deep x 20s' wide.

    ADA Seating: ADA platform on West end of riding area.

    Concessions: Concessions are run by Ovations. Nancy Ocks, General Manager, (360) 816-7056. CLOSE



    The South Halls, adjacent to the Exhibition Hall, offer valuable extra space for overflow exhibit areas and office/support services. MORE

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    The Grandstands can hold up to 7,500 and make a perfect outdoor venue for special events like stage shows, circuses and rodeos.
    During the Clark County Fair, the Grandstands are home to national concert acts, bull riding, motorcross competitions and monster truck races.

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    Whether for animal shows and sales or 4-H and FFA events, our Livestock Buildings, with five show rings, provide
    over 90,000 square feet of usable space for all kinds of activities and competitions.

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    Booking Info
    The Fair Site Management Group (FSMG) is pleased to offer the Clark County Event Center at rental rates that are very competitive within the industry. FSMG has the flexibility to negotiate facility rentals and terms of rent, such as standard rates plus reimbursable expenses, all-inclusive flat fees, or percentages of event revenues, above or below industry standards. Our goal is to provide the flexibility in the structure of rent necessary to successfully host a wide variety of events. MORE
    Clark County Event Center Rental Application
    Fire Marshal Assembly Permit Application
    Fire Marshal Exhibition Hall Vendor Requirements
    Natural Gas Order Form
    Telecom Order Form
    Terms and Policies


    All fees are per event day unless otherwise noted. Move in/out days are 50% of the listed event daily rental. Rates do not include reimbursable or traditional promoter expenses listed below. MORE

    Exhibition Hall:
    Hall A (32,400 sq.ft)$2,250
    Hall B (21,600 sq.ft)$1,700
    Hall C (43,200 sq.ft)$3,000
    Hall AB (54,000 sq.ft)$3,950
    Hall BC (64,800 sq.ft)$4,700
    Hall ABC (97,200 sq.ft)   $5,850
    Equestrian Arena:
    Equestrian events$695
    Non-equestrian events:   $795
    Set-up day$150 (May be waived with 2-day show)
    Commercial Exhibit Areas:
    South Hall #1 (24,000 sq.ft)   $850
    Parking Lots:
    Per Lot      $1,500 min


    FSMG considers the following when evaluating rental requests: MORE

    • The income potential from the event.
    • The economic impact on the community.
    • The development of repeat business.
    • The reputation of the Event Center as a venue for quality event programming.
    • The risk and liability for the Event Center and the public.
    • The ability of the promoter / presenter to successfully finance and produce the event.
    • The balancing of programming presented to the public.

    FSMG requires event promoters / presenters seeking to book events at the Event Center to demonstrate knowledge of and/or the capacity to:

    • Successfully produce the event in a manner that satisfies all contractual obligations.
    • Ensure the Safety of the public as well as the facilities and its staff.
    • Demonstrate experience using facilities similar to the Event Center with space usage regulations, crowd control, and public assembly procedures.
    • Produce and manage an appropriate event budget.
    • Plan and implement a successful event marketing campaign.
    • Maintain financial solvency.



    Equestrian Arena Rate:
    Stalls (per day)$19.00
    Shavings (initial bedding free)   $7.00
    House PA (per day)$50.00
    House Equipment / Utilities Rate-Each
    Utilities (ExHall - entire hall /event day)   $350.00
    Utilities (ExHall - each hall /event day)$150.00
    Tables (limited inventory)$12.00
    Chairs (limited inventory)$2.00
    Bleachers (120 people / section)$125.00
    PA (ExHall House system) $500.00
    PA (small portable)$100.00
    Stage - (per 6'x8' sections)$40.00
    Fencing (per foot)$2.00
    Card key - lost (ExHall)$50.00
    Labor Rate-Hour >
    General / Set-up / Tear down    $35.00
    cleaning (extraordinary)$35.00
    OT Labor $52.00
    Labor with equipment$55.00
    OT Labor with equipment$72.00
    Traditional Promoter Expenses / Responsibilities: Promoter/event organizer is solely responsible for all coordination and fees associated with the following services, to include, but not limited to:
    • Decorating services: Tables, chairs, pipe & drape, etc.
    • Stage, Sound & Lights
    • Power Distribution
    • Utilities
    • Security
    • Guest Services: Ushers, ticket takers, door guards, greeters
    • Catering
    • Loading dock coordinator (if necessary)
    • Fire Marshall permits
    • First aid/medical personnel including stand-by ambulance service
    • Police and Fire Department details
    • Equipment rentals
    • Telecommunications: analog phone lines, high speed data lines.
    • Natural Gas service
    • Required/requested specialized labor
    • Excessive trash/compactor/dumpster requirements
    • Excessive cleaning/facility restoration
    Vendor Info
    COMING TO EXHIBIT AT THE HOLIDAY GIFT FAIR OR WA STATE HORSE EXPO? We are here to make things happen for you. Located just 9 miles north of Portland Oregon, our facility is within an hour's drive of 2.5 million people. Our prominent I-5 reader board frontage exposes our event listings to 70,000 cars daily. Events hosted here are expected to attract attendees from the Portland Metro area and as far north as Cowlitz County. MORE

    HOLIDAY GIFT FAIR November 20-22, 2015


    Holiday Gift Fair Webpage
    Holiday Gift Fair Vendor Application
    Holiday Gift Fair Floor Plan

    Dear Prospective Vendor:

    We invite you to join us as the Clark County Event Center produces the 6th annual Clark County Holiday Gift Fair, taking place November 20-22, 2015.

    At last year's show we saw attendance of over 6,000 attendees! The wonderful community holiday choir and dance talent was a big draw. We had such positive feedback from both attendees and vendors and will continue to highlight that tradition of our show. We have a variety of festive activities in the works that we will update as we get closer to the show.

    Our healthy advertising budget will continue to strive for morning show coverage and media marketing during prime time news slots and radio drive times. In addition, a local poster ad campaign and e-marketing promotions to our event data base of over 10,000 Clark County Fair and Event Center contacts will be utilized to achieve maximum attendance. Show information will also be posted on our social media web pages. Our I-5 reader board will advertise the event to over 70,000 drivers daily.

    Please complete the vendor application and submit with your space preference request and we will get back to you to confirm your acceptance into the show.

    While we don't guarantee exclusivity, we will be selective in our choice of vendors to avoid an over representation of certain products.

    We hope you will join us as we continue to grow this show!

    Chris Hugget
    Event Coordinator
    Direct: 360-397-2085


    WA STATE HORSE EXPO February 19-21, 2016


    WA State Horse Expo Website
    WA State Horse Expo Vendor Application
    WA State Horse Expo Floor Plan
    WA State Horse Expo Credit Card Authorization Form
    WA State Horse Expo Vendor General Information

    Vendors: 2015 attendance was over 7,500 during the 3 day event . . . Hit your target market with the community’s largest equine event!

    The 5th annual WA State Horse Expo will soon be upon us on February 19-21, 2016.

    The 5th annual event in February was even bigger and better than we had hoped! Thanks to all who participated and helped make this possible. The Clark County Event Center is the perfect venue for this event with Clark County being the largest horse ownership county in the state of Washington! Located just 9 miles north of Portland, Oregon, our facility is within an hour’s drive of 2.5 million people. Our prominent I-5 reader board advertises the show to over 70,000 cars daily starting a month prior to the event.

    The 5th annual expo will be:
    Friday, Feb. 20, Noon.- 9 p.m.
    Saturday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m.- 8p.m.
    Sunday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

    We are in the process of finalizing our list of clinicians, so check back to our website at WA State Horse Expo for more details.

    Events, Topics & Activities:
    • Craig Cameron’s Extreme Cowboy Race
    • Participation Clinics – ride with the pros
    • Saturday night Equine Extravaganza in the Expo Hall


    • Extensive TV coverage on major news stations in the Portland/Vancouver area two weeks prior to event
    • Hundreds of radio ads on regional country/western and mainstream stations
    • Print ads in The Columbian (Vancouver newspaper), The Reflector (regional newspaper) and The Oregonian (Portland newspaper)
    • Print ads in regional equine publications reaching California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana
    • Poster and flyer blitz including direct mail throughout Oregon and Washington plus over 100 local, freeway signs at on and off ramps
    • Frequent e-marketing promotions to our Event Center/Horse Expo database ( over 5,000 contacts)
    • Extensive Social Media presence
    • 2 websites – and

    Thank you & we hope to see you at the expo!

    Chris Hugget
    Event Coordinator
    Direct: 360-397-2085


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    Event Services
    The following vendors/services are pre-approved to help make your event a success and bring it to life. MORE

    Telecom Order Form
    Natural Gas Service Order Form


    Licensee is solely responsible for all costs associated with the following services if applicable to the event:



    All phone and data lines are ordered through FSMG. A Telecom Order Form is located in the Event Planning & Promoter Resources section for download. Return completed forms to FSMG office for processing. For questions or assistance completing the form call 360.397.6180. Order includes line only (no telephone unit) and must be secured by a credit card.

    ServiceAdvance Order   Floor Order
    Analog Line$140.00   $175.00
    Add'l Analog Lines   $100.00   $135.00
    Data Lines$140.00   $175.00

    Price includes $20 (non-refundable) long distance services. Any charges incurred above $20 will be charged to credit or debit card.

    To receive the Advance Order rate, orders must be received with full payment a minimum of 14 days prior to first move-in day. Orders received after that time will be charged the Floor Order rate.



    There are a number of locations where the FSMG can provide Natural Gas service in the Exhibition Hall. Each service drop a minimum of 120,000 BTU. A Natural Gas Order Form is located in the Event Planning & Promoter Resources section for download. Return completed forms to FSMG office for processing. For questions or assistance completing the form call 360.397.6180. Order must be secured by a credit card.

    Service      Advance OrderFloor Order
    Natural Gas$125.00$160.00

    To receive the Advance Order rate, orders must be received with full payment a minimum of 14 days prior to first move-in day. Orders received after that time will be charged the Floor Order rate. Floor orders may not be able to be accommodated due to the logistics of the gas lines.



    Events at the Clark County Exhibition Center are subject to a flat fee per event day for utilities. This fee recovers some of the costs for electric usage, water, lights, heat and air conditioning in the Exhibition Hall.

    $350 per day Entire Hall: AB&C
    $150 per day Each Individual Hall: A, B, or C



    The Event Center does have a limited inventory of 6' tables and chairs for rent. For Full Decorating services, the following vendors are pre-approved: CLOSE

    Trade Show Supply House, Inc
    Contact: Bryan Brammer
    (360) 624-4498

    Convention & Trade Show Services
    (a division of Peter Corvallis Productions)
    (503) 222-1664

    West Coast Event Productions, Inc.
    (503) 294-0412

    Triumph Expo & Events, Inc.
    (503) 255-6700


    Due to public safety and the liabilities involved in event security, crowd management and emergency services, only the following companies are approved to provide security services. All other companies would need prior approval by FSMG. FSMG reserves the right to provide, at LICENSEE's sole expense, a minimum amount of security personnel necessary to ensure public safety and the safety of the Event Center. MORE

    Coast to Coast Event Services, Inc.
    Contact: Shana Anderson
    (503) 235-2585
    Creative Security Inc. (CSI)
    Contact: John Braun, owner
    (503) 363-2130
    Bravo Event Services/Security
    Contact: Daniel Kor
    (503) 254-0561
    Empire Security Service
    Contact: Henry Scott, Jr.
    (503) 288-8157
    Contact: Raymond
    (541) 710-8782
    Ace Security Services, Inc.
    Contact: Chris Havelka
    (503) 335-1417 or (503) 317-3779


    Abacus Event Rentals                  

    Michael Lampson

    Contact: Pauline Mulcahy
    Contact Michael Lampson


    4-0 Graphics, Web and Print Design
    (Ads, BC Cards, Brochures, Trade Show Displays)
    Contact: Lynn Jenkins
    4-0 Graphics

    Clark County Live, Social Media
    Contact: Mitch Canton

    Peterson Media, LCC
    Contact: Leslie Peterson


    Hollywood Lights is the exclusive provider of power and electrical distribution at the Event Center. MORE

    Hollywood Lights, Inc.
    Contact: Frank Locke
    (503) 232-8855


    Ovations Catering is the exclusive concessions provider at the Event Center. MORE

    Nancy Ocks, Ovations Catering (360) 816-7056


    Ovations Catering is the exclusive concessions provider at the Event Center. MORE

    Beyond the Eye, High Definition Digital Video
    Contact: Robert Pallotta
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    High Fidelity Entertainment, Professional DJ
    Contact: Craig Brown
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    Stew Dodge Sound
    Cascade Sound & Light
    503-242-2453 or 800-632-5525
    Hollywood Lighting Services
    Reign Audio
    Contact: Andrew Young
    Meeting Tomorrow AV
    Rose City Sound and Lighting
    List of forms MORE
    Floor Plans
    Contact Us / Directions
    Clark County Event Center (at the fairgrounds), 17402 NE Delfel Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642 | Local 360-397-6180 MORE
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    I-5 North or South
    Exit 9 (179th St)
    Proceed West on 179th Street
    Follow signs to parking

    Area Map
    Parking Map
    Grounds Map
    Clark County Event Center    
    (at the fairgrounds)
    17402 NE Delfel Rd
    Ridgefield, WA 98642
    Local 360-397-6180
    Toll Free 888.722.5275
    Fax 360.397.6185

    Clark County Fair

    John Morrison | Executive Director/Fair Manager
    Direct 360.397.6149

    Booking Information

    Heidi O'Hara | Director of Sales & Events
    Direct 360.397.6170

    Event Coordination

    Chris Huggett | Event Manager
    Direct 360.397.2085

    Michael Kelley | Event Manager
    Direct 360.397.6066

    Kathy Sulla | Event Administration Coordinator
    Direct 360.397.2083


    Edward D. Linnett | Operations Chief
    Direct 360.397.2082

    Marketing & Media Information

    Matthew Ferris | Director of Marketing
    Direct 360.397.2089

    Evan Flanagan | Marketing Coordinator
    Direct 360.397.2459

    General Information & Storage Rental Information

    Cindy Strong | Administrative Assistant Direct 360.397.6180 Email

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