The Benton County Fair has provided family fun and education about agriculture, industry, history, and culture since 1904. Today, Benton County remains one of the top agricultural producers in the state of Arkansas, in addition to experiencing rapid increases in population.
According to the Rogers Historical Museum, the Benton County Fair began as an exhibition of the fruit in our area. By 1923, it included community exhibits of agricultural items and home economic items as well as poultry. Entertainment included horse and bicycle races, which remain popular in some form today.
The Benton County Fairgrounds was originally in Rogers, then moved to the “old fairgrounds” in Bentonville where Thaden School is now located, and was moved to its current location near the Northwest Arkansas National Airport in 2007.