In December 2012, the 57-acre property was purchased by Sheffield couple, Bart and Janet Elsbach with the vision to develop it into a res...
In December 2012, the 57-acre property was purchased by Sheffield couple, Bart and Janet Elsbach with the vision to develop it into a resource for the community and by the community. “This is going to be a beautiful and valuable resource for us and future generations, and everyone can be involved in building it right now”, says Bart Elsbach. With the support and interest of local individuals, organizations, and businesses, the Great Barrington Fair Ground Redevelopment Project was formed as a non-profit organization. A motivated, energetic and committed group of heavy-lifting superstars soon began to rally. In 2013 Fair Ground Community Redevelopment Project attained 501(c)3 non-profit corporation status.. Our small Board is the leading edge of a growing body of volunteer fundraisers, landscapers, advisors and experts who are moving the project forward. We feel fortunate to have so many willing hands joining this community effort, and welcome your participation.