About Fairgrounds Park
Completed in 1991, Fairgrounds Park has proven itself the ultimate multi-purpose building. With a main exhibit building of 25,000 square feet and two covered pavilions of 11,000 square feet each, Fairgrounds Park is large enough to meet most needs. In addition, the park boasts grandstand facilities, a quarter-mile track and public fishing lakes. Other services include: catering and concession facilities, box office, spacious restrooms, tables and chairs, staging equipment, lectern, sound system, 1,200 lighted parking spaces and security for events and parking areas.
Events staged at Fairgrounds Park include festivals, consumer shows, corporate functions, flea markets, craft shows, auto shows, boat and sportsman exhibits, dances, parties of all types, family reunions, class reunions, carnivals, pageants, banquets, concerts, antique exhibits, political functions, church events, educational fairs, conventions, livestock fairs and Scouting jamborees.
Live events at Fairgrounds Park have ranged from a concert by Rick Springfield to banquets featuring NFL stars Mike Ditka, Steve Largent and Mike Singletary and Major League Baseball's Brooks Robinson. Annual events include the West Tennessee State Fair and the AKC Hub City All Breed Dog Show.
Fairgrounds Park is located on Highway 45 about a mile south of downtown Jackson. The facilities are located a half-mile from the Carl Perkins Civic & Convention Center and within five miles of I-40 and most restaurants, hotels and shopping in the city.