Cabin donated to Webster County Fairgrounds

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6 Nov 2020


Kriss Nelson

There is a new addition to the Webster County Fairgrounds.

Settled near the wooded area just east of the auditorium is a log cabin. The log cabin was donated to the Webster County Fairgrounds by Webster County Conservation on Tuesday.

The cabin has been at the campgrounds at John F. Kennedy Memorial Park north of Fort Dodge since 2008.

Cody Peterson, operation supervisor at Webster County Conservation, said the cabin was built in 2007 by the Iowa Central Community College carpentry program.

“It is made from Iowa-grown white oak logs. We bought the logs and construction materials and Iowa Central donated the labor,” said Peterson. “We then hauled it out in 2008 to Kennedy Park and placed it in the campground.”

The cabin has been rented out for the last 12 years, but was no longer fitting the need for the campgrounds.

“It has done well for us,” said Peterson. “We just noticed a shift of people wanting their own bathrooms and water — a more fancier, glamping type of experience.”

Peterson said they are considering replacing the cabin with another yurt, but in the meantime Webster County Conservation is glad the cabin has a new home.

“We are happy to find a good home for it,” he said. “This worked out well to donate this to them.”

Cory Krug, Webster County Fair Board president, said he is excited to have the new addition to not only the Webster County Fair, but to the fairgrounds, as he hopes it can be utilized for more than just the one week the fair is held.

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