For 75 years, the Benton Franklin Fair has been the grand finale of summer in the Tri-Cities: Kids who have nurtured projects all year finally get to show them off, it’s the last hurrah before the first day of school, and a place where friends old and new connect for a few days of fun.
Amid the bright lights and big sounds at the Fair, many people don’t realize that the event is produced by a nonprofit organization. Youth development, food insecurity, ag education and cultural diversity are all priorities for the organization. The Fair gives back all year long.
The Fair is also a major contributor to the economy in our region. The event has an economic output of $18.5 million in Benton County alone. Statewide, agricultural fairs generate nearly $400 million annually in business revenue, providing local jobs, and bringing visitors to communities across the region.
We find so much to celebrate at the Fair; from the achievements of the youth in our community to the bounty of our ag industry and the joys of friendship. It truly is a community gathering and we are proud to help make so many memories possible.
So, whether it’s your first Benton Franklin Fair or your 75th, join us for The Best Week of Summer! We promise to surprise, entertain, and enlighten you during the magical events at the fairgrounds in Kennewick.
We can’t wait to see you!
The Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo Board of Directors