The Sandpoint Bonner County Rodeo partners with the

Bonner County Fair

each year in August, providing our community with some

great entertainment for

family & friends.

The Bonner County Fair takes place on Aug. 19 - 22, 2020.

Visit the Fair website for more information on the link below.


The Bonner County Fair Board meets the second Monday of each month at 5:30 pm.
Agenda items must be received one week prior to the regular scheduled monthly meeting.
The Fair Board consists of seven-members.

If interested in being considered to be on the Fair Board, interested parties must write a letter of interest to the Bonner County Commissioners in October of the year prior to term ending.



Eddie Gordon has been on the Fair Board for several years. Eddie helped coordinate Timberfest in 2016. Eddie will be handled the Tug of War at the Demolition Derby in 2018, and has been involved in contests and activities at Fair 2019. Eddie enjoys being on the board and enjoys participating in all events.


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Jody Russell is very active at the fairgrounds. She is the co-coordinator for the Pre-Fair. She is the Head Barn Superintendent and also a Beef Superintendent. Jody has been a member of the Market Animal Livestock Committee and 4-H Horse Leaders Council. She is very involved in all the activities on the fairgrounds. Jody is dedicated to educating the community as to the importance of Agriculture in our community.



Elaine Linscott is a member of the Fair Board, created the "Expose Yourself to Art" 30/30/30 Event in 2013. Elaine serves as a superintendent and volunteers at all the fairground sponsored events.. She helps at both the Pre- Fair and After Fair. She loves people and being involved. Elaine works and recruits volunteers for the new Information Booth located outside the Main Exhibit Building. Elaine loves being on the Fair Board and enjoys all the events through the year.


Vice Chairman


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Marj Tilley has been serving on the Fair Board for many years. Marj is dedicated to the Mission of the Fair and supports education and agriculture. She is a behind the scenes volunteer. Marj is very active in our community and serves on several other boards.


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Shaylene Keiner has been a member of the Fair Board since 2019. She has been very involved with the PRCA Rodeo, as well as developing relationships with the community and sponsors throughout Bonner County. Shaylene has served in multiple capacities with our events and activities at the fairgrounds since she started.


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Gail has served on the board for almost two decades, and is very involved with all events, she is a 4-H leader and started the Ranch Sorting at the fairgrounds. Gail loves working in the beef barn and helping with Ranch Sorting during the annual fair. Gail also announces the beef show. Gail and her husband Randy are static superintendents and assist wherever needed.



Rod Berget is very active as a Fair Board member and with 4-H Swine. He is also on the Market Animal Livestock Committee, and volunteers at events. Rod is a Swine Superintendent. Rod was instrumental in upgrading the swine pens, organizing and setting up all the swine pens in the swine barn.