COVID Operating Update


Update as of 1/12/21 - Happy New Year! Your Lancaster Event Center Fairgrounds has been approved to begin reopening in mid-January with health modifications in addition to ongoing pandemice service events. 

Our office will remain physically closed to the public due to tight space, but you can still reach our core team as your normally would by phone/email.

Please check our event calendar for updates as we have more information on any event changes.


We are Operating Safely for our Community 

  • We've been operating safely since end of June with health department approval for every event.
  • In fact, we've been as busy as ever with rescheduled events from the spring and lots of new community events spreading out in our large spaces this fall.
  • Our expert team has become respected locally for operating with modifications & health department approval to ensure show visitors can feel as safe as possible in our big spaces indoors and outdoors.

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Click here to see what we have been doing to create a safer show environment in consultation with local health authorities -- and what visitors can do to help! 





Ready for Modified Winter Tradeshow Season

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Updated 1/12/21

  • LEC Fairgrounds has received approval from the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department for its winter trade show season operating plans. 
  • Of course, we'll continue to work closely all winter with local health authorities to operate safely under the latest health directives and guidelines for our big, indoor spaces.
  • As always, check back on our website in the event calendar for more information for each event posted as soon as available.
  • Most annual trade shows, which you can think of as "pop-up stores", are planning to go forward as future health guidelines allow much like retailers around the community. 


Looking for a Safer Space for your Event

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  • Need a large space at a reasonable cost for an event? Don't wait to put a request on our busy calendar to be confirmed as you are ready and re-opening guidelines are set hopefully in the near future. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., our Lead Event Planner. 
  • NEW – LEC fairgrounds is offering each Lancaster County non-profit an annual rental credit of $1,000 to help them continue their important community work in our large spaces. Click here to see more info on this new program!
  • Looking for a place to use your extra $300/tax payer donation tax credit in 2021 (non-itemizing) or deduct up to 100% of your donation (if itemizing)? Click here for our fundraising update & how to support your LEC Fairgrounds that is not subsidized to be open outside of the annual county fair.