NORTH IOWA EVENTS CENTER

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

The Marion Olson Building is 16,000 square feet (80'x200') with capacity for 650 seated (1,200 standing). 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.

The Olson building rents for $1,075/day (non-profit rate: $1,000). There is draping to divide the building in half for smaller events. The price for half of the building (8,000 square feet) is $750/day (non-profit rate: $700).

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.

Mason City Motor SPEEDWAY

GREENSPACE & CAMPGROUNDS

KINNEY 4-H BUILDING

The Main Greenspace 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.

The Main Greenspace rents for $500/day (non-profit rate: $450/day).


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).  

Electrified campsites rent for $30/night or $180/week; primitive campsites rent for $25/night or $150/week.


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 & STABLING REGISTRATION FORMS HERE

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.  

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.

ALL SEASONS BUILDING

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

Main Stall Barn Stables (73' x 220'): 76 Stalls. Curran Barn (78' x 200'): 57 Stalls. Davisson Barn (43'x44'): 10 Stalls.

Junior Barn (78' x 201'): Open barn with dirt floor.  Swine Barn (78' x 198'): Open sides with dirt floor.

Small Animal Barn (75' x 156'): Stabling is available for $25 per night and includes one bag of shavings ($7 per additional bag).

Stabling registration forms are available here.

Public stabling is not permitted on grounds during NIEC equestrian events.

Interested public stabling guests are required to confirm with NIEC at 641.423.3811 or 

by email to eventplanner@NorthIowaFair.org prior to arrival. 


MARION E. OLSON BUILDING

The Kinney is 6,400 square feet and seats 375 (725 standing) 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 wedding receptions. There is an overhead door for ease of loading and unloading, with a public entrance on the north end and plenty of parking.

The Kinney building rents for $550/day (non-profit rate: $500/day).

1873 SCHOOLHOUSE: "OWEN #3"

​The All Seasons Building is approximately 26,000 square feet (218' x 118'), all open space with 16’ side walls, 30’ center clearance, 35' center ceiling height, 16' side wall height and a capacity of 1,400 seated (2,500 standing). Available for wide-ranging use, it has been used to house roller derby events, go-cart racing, stage events, auctions and more. It is heated and air conditioned, with two overhead doors for easy loading and unloading

on the north end of building. The All Seasons building rents for $1,400/day (non-profit rate: $1,300).  

A drop curtain can cut the space in half for smaller events.  

The price for half of the All Seasons building is $800/day (non-profit rate: $750/day).

Public entrances are available from the south or north ends of the building. 
Two permanent bleacher

sections (300 capacity) are included. Additional bleacher sections (40 capacity per section) are available.

Rent includes twenty 8’ folding tables and 200 folding chairs. Additional stock available.

NORTH IOWA RECREATIONAL ARENA

ARENAS & STABLING

NIEC VENUES


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 from 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.

From April 15 - September 15, the Arena rents for $1,400/day (non-profit rate: $1,300/day).

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 Mason City Motor Speedway is a semi-banked half-mile clay oval located 5 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!

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 functions with a wonderful look back through time.

For wedding ceremonies and private functions, the 1873 Schoolhouse rents for $200/day.