PASO ROBLES (CA) – Construction work on a new multi-use pavilion at the California Mid-State Fair is set to begin later this week.
Three old (circa 1950) barns, most recently used as “hog” barns, are being replaced by a state-of-the-art 65,000 square foot multi-use structure that will attach to the current Livestock Pavilion on the west and run all the way to the Maintenance Yard on the east. The new pavilion will be used during the annual fair for Livestock shows, but will also be used for multiple and diverse events throughout the year. Once complete, the entire complex will provide for 95,000 square feet of covered exhibit space.
“This is a tremendous added-value commercial complex with great marketing opportunities for the Paso Robles Event Center year-round, and for 4-H and FFA members during the annual fair,” stated Michael H. Bradley, CEO.
The construction is slated to run from September 9, 2016 through June 15, 2017 with the pavilion being ready in plenty of time for next year’s Fair. The project is being funded by the Heritage Foundation, the Fair’s non-profit arm. It follows in the great tradition of capital improvements that the Heritage Foundation has funded over the past decade, including the Hearst Equestrian Center, the Livestock Pavilion, the Stockyard and most recently in 2016, the Island Bar & Grill.
The 2017 California Mid-State Fair runs July 19 through July 30.