We’ll be adding to this list as projects arise.  Please consider helping out in whatever way you can.  This is an open invitation to the entire community to help out with manual labor, supplies or professional knowledge.

  1. Brushing DONE
  2. New Stage Area DONE
  3. Installing New Fencing. We need someone with an auger to plant our woven fencing along the Maple street entrance and parking lot. DONE
  4. Cleaning all buildings.  DONE
  5. Painting all the outside of all wooden buildings DONE IN PART
  6. Remove other beer cooler in lower stand. DONE
  7. Landscaping, leveling and filling in of various areas with fill, dirt, granite, etc. DONE IN PART
  8. Masonry on entrance stone structures. DONE
  9. Additional PA speakers to north end of grounds, museum area, barns, commercial exhibit hall, and other areas. DONE IN PART
  10. Installing new permanent gas lines in all buildings.  DONE
  11. Fixing demo fencing and gates.  DONE
  12. Wiring (we need to get a new 240v line to the new stage area) DONE
  13. Electrical, multiple areas…  We need to redo most of our outside lights, we need to redo most of our outside wiring, we’d like to create a plan to run underground, most outside wiring needs to be redone and many buildings need overhauls. DONE IN PART
  14. New signs on all stands and buildings clearly identifying name DONE IN PART
  15. Clear and prepare a picnic area on the southwest side of the park complete with tables, grill and water.

Please contact us at for more information on helping out or get in touch with one of our board members.

Here is an inspection report submitted to the Fair Board and Village Board two years ago.  It will give you an idea of the many areas we want to improve.

Rosholt Fairgrounds

Building and Grounds Evaluation and Improvement Plan (ongoing)

Submitted by: Chris Stanislowski, Mike Bembenek, Todd Wierzba and Chris Martin

September 18, 2008

Upon inspection, the following items have been identified as areas in need of improvement.  With the exception of item 1 on 4H Exhibit Hall, no priority list has yet been established.  Priorities will be considered through addendum items.

Note: this project is on hold as the building may be torn down to make way for a new larger demo area and tractor pulling track. 5/15/10

Rabbit Barn:

  1. Fix leaking roof in two places
  2. Remove leftover lean to roof
  3. Reconstruct/Reinforce Center Posts and Supports
  4. Paint

Cattle Barn:

  1. Paint inside
  2. Add ventilation fans DONE
  3. Fix and remove outdated wiring DONE
  4. Clean and organize DONE
  5. Redo plumbing outside DONE
  6. Paint Roof DONE

Pinkerton Building:

  1. Remove milk machine and move to dairy barn DONE

Demo Area:

  1. Secure Funding
  2. Redo bleachers/seating area
  3. Redo perimeter fence DONE
  4. Trim trees DONE
  5. Secure cement bumpers DONE
  6. Review/redo entrance area DONE
  7. Redo beverage serving area and possibly add additional snack area DONE
  8. Add clay in race track area DONE
  9. Expand and fix up track  DONE
  10. Redo protective fencing between track and spectators DONE

Cheese Curd Stand:

  1. Stain deck and railings
  2. Fix sheet of plywood on stump
  3. Replace bad deck boards
  4. Redo gas piping to hard pipe  DONE
  5. Add shelving
  6. Install holding tank or French drain for waste water

Note: a majority of this project is on hold pending the completion of the long-range planning committee’s recommendations

Lower Beer Stand:

  1. Redo Roof
  2. Inspect/replace pillars/center posts
  3. Remove fencing and poles DONE
  4. Research removing taps and replacing with cans for distribution of products from multiple distributors DONE
  5. Review building as a whole and consider replacing and redoing entire area
  6. Consider extending deck

French Fry Stand:

  1. Redo gas piping to hard pipe  DONE
  2. Replace Coke refrigerator DONE
  3. Repaint building DONE
  4. Redo lighting DONE

Food Stand 1:

  1. Redo gas piping to hard pipe DONE
  2. Paint DONE
  3. Inspect and renovate electrical (add amps) DONE
  4. Fix leaky sink DONE
  5. Evaluate/replace lighting in kitchen DONE
  6. Replace screens DONE
  7. Clean grill burners DONE
  8. Inspect/upgrade ventilation DONE
  9. Fix drains  DONE
  10. Inspect shingles / roof and replace if needed DONE

Dinner Stand:

  1. Redo cobbled up patchwork on roof DONE
  2. Pressure wash concrete DONE
  3. Install new equipment DONE


Commercial Exhibit Hall:

  1. Remove insulation DONE
  2. Redo Siding DONE
  3. Inspect wood and replace if necessary DONE
  4. Replace fan louver on South side DONE
  5. Redo electric feed  DONE
  6. Inspect and redo plumbing if necessary DONE

4H Exhibit Hall

  1. Remove Ceiling, inspect, paint if necessary DONE
  2. Restore Windows Lower and Upper DONE
  3. Replace broken boards DONE
  4. Paint outside DONE

General Landscaping:

  1. Remove stumps DONE
  2. Fill in ruts DONE
  3. Level out various areas DONE
  4. Inspect/replace outdated wiring DONE IN PART
  5. Add lighting DONE IN PART
  6. Increase signage DONE IN PART
  7. Utilize a forester to review all trees and remove those that are hazardous or unbeneficial to the conservation of the grounds.  DONE IN PART
  8. Remove all dead limbs  DONE IN PART

Addendum Items (not necessarily property related):

  1. Establish a long range plan
  2. Establish a property improvement plan
  3. Establish a conservation plan
  4. Establish a marketing plan DONE IN PART
  5. Establish annual budget
  6. Establish community work days DONE IN PART
  7. Establish opening and closing procedures
  8. Establish staff training procedures
  9. Establish rental procedures
  10. Establish a “Friends of the Fair” committee to evaluate and offer suggestions in an ongoing basis consisting of member of the community, Fair Board and Village Board.
  11. Establish written emergency procedures for severe weather, fire, lost child and other emergencies  DONE