Marion County Fairgrounds & Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Many people and organizations work together to make the Marion County Fair a success.
With the exception of the 2020 COVID pandemic, the Marion County Fair has been held every year in Marion since 1851. Held during the first week of July, the fair includes a fireworks display on July 4th. During Christmas, the fairgrounds displays a magnificent drive thru light show.
In 1950 the Veterans Memorial Coliseum on the fairgrounds was completed in honor of World War II veterans. The Veterans Memorial Coliseum and the Marion County Fairground have hosted many important people and events. The Coliseum has held sporting events, social functions, and business affairs. Other structures on the fairgrounds include a 1,800 seat grandstand, a heated Evers Arena, beef barn, show area, and log cabin.