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Our venues are full service and supply all staffing and in-house resources to make your event as easy as possible for you.  Resources include ticketing through Ticketmaster with a full-service box office, security, event staffing and personnel, catering through an in-house contracted 3rd party vendor.  No outside staffing, food, or beverage services are permitted in the facilities for our events.  All entertainment events are subject to up to a $2 Facility Fee which is passed to the consumer.  There is a parking charge for all events at our facilities.

For new clients, we require 100% of the rent and depending on the estimated staffing numbers, partial staffing payments.  We do not CONSIGN tickets at a time to any promoters due to other contractual obligations.

 

2024-25 Common Rates

 

WINSTON-SALEM FAIRGROUNDS FACILITIES

  • Fairgrounds Arena – $3,250 per event day
    • Arena Theatre Set Up – Additional $3,000 (includes Softgoods stage and rigging setup)
  • Event Center – $3,250
  • Arena & Event Center – $5,500 per event day vs 12% of gross receipts (whichever is greater)
  • Midway – $1,500 vs 12% of gross receipts (whichever is greater)
  • Grandstand – $1,300 vs 12% of gross receipts (whichever is greater)
  • Bolton Building – $1,500
  • Home and Garden Building – $1,500
  • Innergrounds – $2,500
  • Yesterday Village – $1,200 per event day
  • Cattle Barn – $1,500 flat
  • Compost/Barn Clean Out – $1,200 minimum
    • Required clean out fee for livestock events cannot be done by external contractors
  • Clock Tower Stage – $2,500 per event day (includes surrounding outdoor space)
  • Move In/Move Out Rehearsal Days – Half of base rental price

 

OTHER FACILITIES

  • Bowman Gray Stadium – $5,000 vs 12% of gross receipts (whichever is greater)
  • Union Station – $2,500 per day

 

STAFFING

*All staffing is a 4-hour MINIMUM*

  • Event Coordinator – $250 per Event Day (Required for ALL events)
  • Event Attendant – $25 per hour
  • Ticket Taker – $25 per hour
  • Ticket Seller – $25 per hour

 

CONCESSIONS AND CATERING

Concessions are provided by Thunderbirds Food and Beverage Services (no outside food or beverage is permitted in any facility)

Catering may be provided through an in-house caterer

  • Any outside catering is subject to a 20% catering fee or $250 buyout in advance of event
    • Outside caterer must provide Forsyth County license, food-grade rating, and insurance
  • A $500 penalty will be assessed for unauthorized outside food or beverage in facilities

 

PARKING

  • All facilities
    • Parking charges to be determined by Fairgrounds Director on an event-by-event basis
  • Buyout option
    • $1.00 per attendee or as agreed to by Public Assembly Facilities management in advance of event

 

EQUIPMENT

  • Tables – $10 each
  • Table covers – $9 each
  • Stage – $750
  • Pipe & Drape – $3 per linear foot
  • Portable Sound System – $250/day
  • Bike Rack – $10 per 6-foot section

All Rates are per day and do not include expenses. Expenses are estimated in advance to all clients.