- Sponsor of the Boys and Girls Club of Benton and Franklin Counties Impact Percussion group.
Literacy & Education
- Support Junior Achievement with an annual sponsorship valued at $5,000.
- Support the Children’s Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia’s annual fund-raiser.
- Support summer reading programs at the Mid-Columbia Libraries, the Burbank Library and the Richland Library.
- Provided anti-bullying assemblies to area schools with our rodeo clown (who also has a master's degree in education), bringing life lessons and awareness to more than 4,520 students in 2019.
• Participant and supporter of Farm Fair, a program that teaches more than 1,200 5th graders about agriculture.
- Provided more than $63,000 in scholarships to fair participants.
- Supports the Columbia Basin College welding program by providing fair-related projects and scholarships.
Supporting law enforcement:
- Provides hundreds of youth tickets to area law enforcement agencies to use at National Night Out events and community outreach.
• Host of Rascal Rodeo, providing authentic rodeo experiences to special needs athletes. Also supports the organization’s annual fund-raiser.
- Supports the annual fundraiser for Youth Outdoors Unlimited, which provides outdoor experiences for children with life-threatening illnesses or physical disabilities.
- Supports local therapeutic riding organizations.
- Donated kitchen equipment to iMPACT! Compassion Center.
- Granted Wishing Star wish to terminally ill child. Assisted Wishing Star with fund-raising efforts in Tri-Cities.
Economic impact and the community:
- $18.5 Million economic output in Benton County in 2019.
- The Fair spent $1,200,937.25 with local businesses in 2019.
- The Fair’s payroll for the month of August 2019 was $115,470, providing jobs for 105 people.
- The Market Stock Sale generated $1,012,000 for the youth livestock exhibitors at the 2019 Fair.
• The Fair paid exhibitors and participants $240,090 in prize money in 2018.
- Nonprofits earned $135,997 for their causes at the fair in 2019.
- 1,426 youth and adults entered 9,772 items in the Benton Franklin Fair in 2019.
- Local food concessionaires grossed $386,994 at the 2019 fair.
- The Benton Franklin Fair is governed by a volunteer board of directors. The Fair Board, Rodeo Committee, and the Market Stock Committee work year-round to make the event a success each year.
- It takes 500 additional volunteers to put on the annual Fair.
2019 Market Stock Committee