Northwest Washington Fair building new horse arena

The Bellingham Business Journal

The Northwest Washington Fair is building a new equestrian arena that will be completed in time for this year’s fair and is expected to draw more horse shows to Lynden.

Construction on the 40,890-square-foot arena has begun and will be completed by mid-July, said fair manager Jim Baron. The $1.4-million facility will be located just west of the fair’s current horse arena. Huizenga Brothers Construction of Lynden is the general contractor.

Baron said the new arena is in response to requests from the equestrian community.

“We’ve lost horse shows over the years to sites with better facilities,” Baron said. “This will give us a larger show arena that is heated and insulated. The existing arena will function as a warm-up arena when hosting large shows.”

The Northwest Washington Fair will celebrate its 100th year during this summer’s show Aug. 16-21. For more information, call (360) 354-4111 or visit

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