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Washington County Event Center Taking Shape

Site preparation and pre-construction work is underway for the future Washington County Event Center along Veterans Drive near the Washington County Fair Complex/Hillsboro Airport MAX Station.Washington County Events Center Plaza rendering

The 89,000-square-foot, multi-purpose event center is a centerpiece of the County’s Fairgrounds Master Plan.

When completed, the center will accommodate a wide range of year-round community activities, including: consumer shows, conferences and trade shows, banquets and receptions, fundraisers, festivals, spectator events, and Fair exhibit space.

“We're grateful that after many, many years of planning, thousands of new visitors will get to experience Hillsboro and Washington County because of this events center,” said Mayor Steve Callaway.

The $46 million project is funded primarily by Washington County, and includes $8 million in future Transient Lodging Tax revenue from the City of Hillsboro, plus $1 million from the Washington County Visitors Association.

Construction is expected to be complete in fall 2020.

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