The Paso Robles Event Center, home of the California Mid-State Fair, was awarded $1.39 million in funding from the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
The funds will be used for building improvements including work on the Estrella Hall, an 18,000 square foot covered event space located on the grounds.
Those improvements include a new heating and air conditioning system, a total remodel of the restroom facilities, an improved lighting system, overall roof repairs, and an upgraded electrical system.
Organizers say this will expand the Paso Robles Event Center's capacity to host a wide variety of events and groups.
Construction begins in September 2020 and will last through March 2021.
"We are very pleased to have received these facility improvement funds. This was a result of a very competitive statewide process with the 16th District Agricultural Association being one of only 12 California fairs to be awarded the money," said CEO Michael Bradley.
The 2020 California Mid-State Fair is celebrating its 75th Anniversary and will run from July 22 - August 2.
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