New building at fairgrounds gets a name

2012-09-26T03:30:00Z New building at fairgrounds gets a nameTimes staff The Quad-City Times
September 26, 2012 3:30 am  • 

The Mississippi Valley Fair Center is the name of the new building at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport.

The $1.5 million, 30,000-square-foot facility debuted in July and August during the Mississippi Valley Fair. The building features 14 load-in doors along with a private, elevated promoter’s office, spacious modern restrooms and lots of parking, fair general manager Bob Fox said. The building also offers concessions and is wi-fi accessible.

Three diverse events — one of which will be nationally televised — have been booked this fall at the center:

  • The Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild’s biennial show takes place this weekend from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday with 400 quilts from the group, vendors, appraisals and a quilt auction.
  • Mark Quade with Big Bore Enterprises of Peosta, Iowa, brings The Gun Show from Friday through Sunday, Oct. 12-14.
  • Old tractors rule on Saturday, Nov. 3, as Mecum Auctions presents the Gone Farmin’ Iowa Vintage Tractor Auction. The auction, including a rare John Deere BI industrial tractor, will be televised on RFD -TV.

The center is located on the west end of the fairgrounds, just north of the horse arena and about a block south of the Belgian horse barns.

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