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The Convention and Meeting Planner

Download our guide to planning a convention or meeting. If you have a question, please give us a call at 888.222.6075 or email us at



Lima/Allen County can be the perfect locale for your event and a unique destination that will attract participants and fans…..but it is so much more!
Allen County is a regular host to National, Regional and State Championships and Events in a variety of sports, some that may surprise you:
 • Professional Bull Riding Association
 • Monster Truck Racing
 • Motorsports Racing
 • National Junior Golf Championship
 • Professional and Entertainment Wrestling
 • Harness Racing Championships
 • Motorcycle Championships
 • Equine Shows
The 135 acre Allen County Fairgrounds is host to many National and Regional events. The fairgrounds is sure to have what you need for your next sporting event with the addition of the Schmidthorst Pavilion.
The Schmidthorst Pavilion Boasts:
  • 150' by 308'
  • Arena Size 130' by 252'
  • Covered Make-up Area 150' by 56'
  • Seating for 500 people
  • Attached Judges Stand/Office
  • 100 plus stalls within 100' of Arena (more stalls available if needed)
  • Restrooms/ Parking with in feet of the Pavilion
Together, these many sporting events bring thousands of participants and spectators to our community each year to enjoy the events and see the unique attractions that are part of our county.
Sporting Events
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