This recreational arena boasts 26,000 square feet with a dirt or ice floor, depending on the season. The space, perfect for equestrian events in season, is available for rental form April 15 to September 15 each year. It includes restrooms, showers and a concession stand. Equestrian shows and ice events have played a significant role on the grounds for over 40 years. Affectionately known as "The Barn," this complex is proud host and home to the North Iowa Bulls, Horsemen of Iowa, Ponies of America, local 4-H clubs, Mason City Youth Hockey and more.

NIEC VENUES

NORTH IOWA EVENTS CENTER

WHERE BEING WHO YOU ARE AND DOING WHAT YOU LOVE ALWAYS SHINES

The Green Space boasts acres available for public rental on the south side of the North Iowa Events Center, perfectly positioned right off Highway 122/4th Street SW in Mason City, Iowa. The grounds are ideal for a wide range of outdoor events to suit guest and planner needs.


Camping areas, poles and outlets (outlet amps are indicated on each pole) each have separate designations. For example: A camper wants a 20 amp outlet in our new camper area, which is "JJ." "JJ" is the area where the camper would arrive. In this area is a post, which has a number 4 on it. The person who wishes to camp would then look for a 20 amp plug-in located on the post. In this case the 20 amp plug-in is marked as number "3," making this camping spot: JJ 4 3 (JJ=area, 4=pole, 3=plug-in). 


By referring to the map, and using these symbols, you can easily find the location wattage you need. Each square on the grid is a 50A plug-in. Each X on the grid is a 30A plug-in. Each O on the grid is a 20A plug-in. Each "?" on the grid is a 15A plug-in. The map shows each pole and the grid shows each plug-in.

DOWNLOAD CAMPING GRID HERE

DOWNLOAD ELECTRICAL MAP HERE

DOWNLOAD CAMPING REGISTRATION FORM HERE

In 1873 there were nine sub-districts in Owen Township, eight of which were supplied with school districts. Nestled on the grounds of the North Iowa Events Center sits Owen # 3. The schoolhouse is available for viewing each year during the North Iowa Fair. In addition, it provides an intimate setting as a location for smaller, private wedding ceremonies and a wonderful look back through time.

1873 SCHOOLHOUSE: "OWEN #3"

The Kinney is 6400 square feet and seats 380 with rent that includes twenty tables and 200 folding chairs. It is heated and air conditioned with a food service area. The space has served as an all-purpose exhibition hall, conference area, flea market/fair exhibit and is a popular choice for receptions.
There is an overhead door for ease of loading and unloading, with a public entrance on the north end and plenty of parking.

Mason City Motor SPEEDWAY

ARENAS & STABLING

​The All Seasons Building is 26,000 square feet, all open space with 16’ side walls, 30’ center clearance and a capacity of 1,400 seated. Available as an all-purpose exhibition hall, it has been used to house roller derby events,

go-cart racing, stage events, auctions and many others. It is heated and air conditioned, with two overhead doors for easy loading and unloading located on the north end of building.

Public entrances are available from the south or north ends of the building. There are two permanent folding bleacher sections with additional bleacher sections available. A drop curtain can cut the space in half. Rent includes twenty 8’ folding tables and 200 folding chairs, and additional tables and chairs are available.

KEEP YOUR HEAD UP

With all the fresh air you could ask for and acres of dedicated green-space, our legendary grounds have been home to the annual North Iowa Fair for over sixty years. 

The Marion Olson Building is 16,000 square feet with capacity for 650 seated. The space is air conditioned and heated with a ceiling height of 30’ in the center and 9.5’ side walls. There are overhead doors for ease of loading and unloading, with a public entrance on the south end. A large parking area sits on the east side.

There is a drop down curtain to divide the building in half for smaller events. It comes equipped with a food service area including refrigerator, microwave, sinks, and stainless steel tables. Twenty 8' folding tables and 200 folding chairs are complimentary with rental, and additional tables and chairs are available.

NORTH IOWA RECREATIONAL ARENA

KINNEY BUILDING

Two outdoor arenas (South & West Arena) and multiple stables are available for public rental in the spring, summer and fall:

Main Stable: 76 Stalls. Curran Barn: 57 Stalls. Davisson Barn: 10 Stalls. Junior Barn: Open barn with dirt floor.  Swine Barn: Open sides with dirt floor (80'x 200').

Small Animal Barn: 130' long x 50' wide (additional 35' x 24' space by main doors) . Stabling is available for $25 per night and includes one bag of shavings ($7 per additional bag).

Horse stall registration forms are available here.


MARION E. OLSON BUILDING

MAKE A MEMORY

Our unique, diverse venues, historic spaces and creative, energized staff help each and every guest create the fondest of memories that are sure to last a lifetime.  

GREEN SPACE & CAMPGROUNDS

ALL SEASONS BUILDING

The Mason City Motor Speedway is a semi-banked half-mile clay oval located 5.1 miles east of I-35 at exit 194 on SR 122. For more information about the Mason City Motor Speedway, call 641.424.6515 or check out www.masoncitymotorspeedway.com.


There are plenty of exciting events that include shows featuring the USMTS Modifieds, FVP National Sprint League, Monster Trucks featuring Big Foot and Bounty Hunter, freestyle motocross, demolition derby and much more.

4-H Learning Center

The 4-H Learning Center in Cerro Gordo County has always played an important role in supporting 4-H and youth activities, extension programs and the community. Through the past half century, the facility has grown to continue to meet the needs of these programs. Today, the 4-H Learning Center serves as the 4-H food stand during the North Iowa Fair, and a meeting/learning facility for a myriad of activities throughout the year. The 1,600 square-foot heated and air-conditioned facility includes a complete kitchen, full restrooms, a large meeting area and is accessible for those with physical challenges. It continues to be a significant hub supporting the efforts of 4-H Iowa State University Extension & Outreach and communities thoughout Cerro Gordo County and North Iowa. Call the ISU Extension Office at 641.423.0844 and find them online here for more information.

RISE AND SHINE

Our commitments to quality of life, exemplary service and attention to detail that we bring each event enables our organization to exceed every expectation.