Deposits: Deposit is required at the time of booking in order to reserve your date. Contracts will be emailed or can be picked up at the Fair Office one week after reserving your date. If you cancel your event and fail to notify the Fairgrounds at least 30 Days prior to your event, the deposit is forfeited. Utilities are subtracted from all deposits. Rates may change without notice.

Alcohol: No outside alcohol allowed. All alcohol sales and distribution must go through Friends of the Fair.

Policies: We do not set up buildings. We will deliver all tables and chairs, but we do not set them up.  There is an hourly fee is set up is needed. If an extra day is required for set up/take down, charge will be half of the daily rental rate of the rented building. Utilities (trash, electricity, propane) will be charged for long term rentals. 

Building & Grounds Mon-Thurs Fri-Sun Occupancy Kitchen Fee Deposit
Drive-In Movie Area Call for Quote Call for Quote 300 cars sink & refrig only $200.00
Patio Building* (30′ x 50′) $330.00 $350.00 100 standing/75 sit down sink & refrig only $200.00
Tallman Pavilion * (4600 ft²) $495.00 $550.00 200 standing/125 sit down $250.00 $500.00
Heritage Arts* (120′ x 50′) $550.00 $600.00 700 standing/373 sit down $250.00 $525.00
Charles Brown Auditorium* (200′ x 70′) $960.00 $1,045.00 1700 standing/933 sit down $250.00 $1,000.00
Coso Energy Stage $300.00 $300.00 1000 people festival style event
Grass Areas
(area specific)
$200.00 $200.00
East Arena $300.00 $300.00
Grandstand Arena event specific event specific event specific
Livestock Sale Barn $750.00 $750.00 seasonal no kitchen rustic sale barn
Arena Lights
(per hour)
$45.00 $45.00
Food Alley $300.00 $300.00
Maintenance & Labor Fees Notes
Maintenance Fee $50.00  (per hour – regular )
Maintenance Fee $100.00  (per hour – after hours)
Bathroom Clean Up $50.00  (per hour)
Forklift with Operator $55.00  (per hour)
Tractor with Operator $55.00  (per hour)
Water Truck with Operator $65.00  (per hour)
Additional Rentals Fees Notes
Additional Banquet Tables $5.00
Additional Chairs $2.00
Round Tables $8.00
Low Stage 8’x20’x18″ high $100.00
High Stage 8’x10’x44″ high (6 pieces) $150.00
PA System $50.00
Bar – Saloon Style Bar or Wine Barrel Bar
(n/c if use on-site vendor)
Pipe & Drape call for quote
Wine Barrels $40.00  15 total
Wood Pallet Tables (rustic) $20.00 20 total
Tall Cocktail Tables $10.00 30 total
Table Covers for Round Tables (white) $4.00 80 total
Chair Covers (white) $2.00 400 total
Plates & Silverware call for quote
Firepits with wood $125.00
Take Off Grounds Rentals
8′ Banquet Table
($100 deposit)
Metal Folding Chairs
($100 deposit)
Wine Barrels $65.00
Tall Cocktail Tables $15.00
Tall Cocktail Table Covers
(Black and Pink)
CFSA Insurance
(per day fee)
Attendance under 100 $60.00
Attendance 101-500 $105.00
Attendance 501-1500 $165.00
Horse Stalls and Pastures
Horse Stalls
(per mo per head)
Horse Pasture
(per mo per head)
Box Stall
(per night)


Patio Building:
Size: 30′ x 50′ Occupancy: 100 (Standing) / 75 (Sit Down)

Tallman Pavilion:
Size: 4,600 sq. ft. Occupancy: 200 (Standing) / 125 (Sit Down)

Heritage Arts Building:
Size: 120′ x 50′ Occupancy: 700 (Standing) / 373 (Sit Down)

Charles Brown Auditorium:
Size: 200′ x 70′ Occupancy: 1,700 (Standing) / 933 (Sit Down)

Deposits are refunded as follows:

1. Grounds and Buildings are left in clean order. We do not set up buildings. We do charge an hourly fee for set ups and take downs.  We do require additional deposits (property damage, cleaning, alcohol) for large scale events.
2. No damages. Security is required for events per management’s discretion.
3. Alcohol policy is not broken. No outside alcohol. All alcohol must be sold and distributed through the Friends of the Fair. Bar closes at 10PM.
4. Less utility amounts (Gas and Electric).
5. Law enforcement is not called out. No live music or DJ after 10PM per The City of Bishop Noise Ordinance.