Business of the Month


SANDPOINT – After a busy and successful summer season, The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce has named the Bonner County Fairgrounds the October Business of the Month.

It has been a year of changes for The Bonner County Fairgrounds. Darcey C. Smith came on board in May as the new Bonner County Fairgrounds & Facility Director. The Fairgrounds also welcomed Shelli Cowell as the new Office Manager in May of this year.

Thanks to some wonderful ground work put in place by the previous Director and staff, help from MANY volunteers, and some very long days, all this year’s events went on without a hitch. Each event this year was a success, from our Pre-Fair for grade school children, to the fantastic Rodeo & Demolition Derby! They are currently gearing up for a Halloween Party on October 26th and the Christmas Fair on November 17th & 18th.

The Bonner County Fair couldn’t be successful without the community. Both Darcey & Shelli are making every effort to stay connected with the community by having updated information available on the website and Facebook. They have had recent success with public surveys and look forward to putting out more surveys to make sure the residents of Bonner County are able to get their input in and to get the best out of the Fairgrounds.  They are striving to have the best customer service, customer experience for our fair-goers during the fair and all other events year round.

“I am ecstatic about this opportunity. I have been given many keys to the Fairgrounds! Some I use daily, some I don’t use often, and some no one knows what they are for.  However, I won’t take this lightly.  I will give it my absolute best to continue to make our small County have the BEST fair ever,” says Darcy Smith.

For more information on the news and events at the Fairgrounds visit

Congratulations to The Chamber of Commerce October Business of the Month, Bonner County Fairgrounds.


Bonner County Fairgrounds staff and board members Darcey Smith, Bob Snider, Elaine Linscott receive Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month award from Chamber President Kate McAlister.



BOM 2017-2018

August 2018:  East Bonner County Library District | July 2018: Rotary Club of Sandpoint | June 2018:  Super 1 Foods | May 2018:  Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant | April 2018:  Laughing Dog Brewing | January 2018:  Idaho Pour Authority | September 2017: Pierce Auto Center | August 2017: Jacey’s Race |  July 2017: Sandpoint Furniture | June 2017: Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters | May 2017: Washington Trust Bank | April 2017: Sandpoint Reader | February 2017: Sandpoint Title Insurance | January 2017: Blue Sky Broadcasting

BOM 2016

May: Washington Trust Bank April: Sandpoint Reader September: Miller’s Country Store August: MickDuff’s Brewing Company July: Evergreen Realty June: Bonner County Historical Society & Museum | May: Eichardt’s Pub Grill & Coffee House | April: Trinity at City Beach | February: Idaho Pour Authority | January: The Shed, INC

BOM 2015

December:  Sandpoint Elks Lodge #1376 | November:  Pend Oreille Surgery Center | October:  Skeyes the Limit | September:  Goodwill Ponderay | August:  Petal Talk | July:  Sandpoint West Athletic Club | June:  Northland Communicaions | May:  Friends of Scotchman Peaks | April:  Eve’s Leaves | March:  Selkirk Association of Realtors | February:  Festival at Sandpoint | January:  North County Electric

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