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Fairgrounds Rental Information

The Habersham County Fairgrounds, formally known as the Les Smith Memorial Fairgrounds, is managed by the Fairgrounds Commission (FGC). Application to rent all or part of it may be made during normal working hours at the Habersham County Commissioners' office. A non-refundable holding fee must be paid at the same time.

Before approval of the event is given, applicants must appear before the fairgrounds commission to make a request to use the facilities if they are requesting a reduction in fees. The commission meets once a month, usually on the fourth Thursday of the month. Please do not call the parks and recreation department for answers to questions about rental.

Any or all of the following sections are available for rental. In addition, a deposit (which will be refunded if certain conditions are met) must be paid, and all rules and regulations must be followed.

  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Office Building
  • Horse Arena Area
  • Ottis Stonecypher Livestock Pavilion and Barn
  • Horseshoe Court
  • Dewey H. Tench Market Building/Pavilion
Lessee renting the fairgrounds may rent the first area at full price and any additional areas at half price. The area with the largest rental will be considered the first area. For current pricing, please contact the commissioners' office.

Fees for charitable groups/organizations will be one-half of regular fees and one-fourth of regular fees for set-up or breakdown day/dates.

Set-up and break down fees will be one-half of regular fees per day for each event.

Large events are required to furnish FGC a copy of event insurance policy. Carnivals are required to show proof of "Permit to Operate" in Georgia

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 555 Monroe St., Unit 20, Clarkesville, GA 30523
Location: 4235 Toccoa Hwy., Clarkesville, GA 30523
Phone: 706-839-0200 Fax: 706-754-1014
Chairman: Wayne Ansley
Phone: 706-778-1445
Contact: Chris Usry

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