Walk to Grant County Fairgrounds
Less than a half-mile away from the BEST WESTERN John Day Inn, the Grant County Fairgrounds welcomes visitors with a year-round calendar of events, ample event space, and facilities available for rental. Reach the fairgrounds in seven minutes on foot; from our U.S. Highway 26 hotel, simply walk up Bridge Street then take a right at 3rd Avenue.
For those needing to drive to the fairgrounds, we offer plenty of free parking and space, perfect if you are hauling any materials and equipment to set up your special Grant Country Fairgrounds event.
Our comfortable rooms are perfect for a retreat after an active day at the Fairgrounds, which hosts popular events like the Joe Wolter Horse Clinic, BMW Motorcycle Rally, Challenge of Champion Bull Riding Tour, and Demolition Derby. Don't miss the staple Grant County Fair & Rodeo, held in August, featuring entertainment and open class demo exhibitions.
Engage in a little bit of athletic activity during your John Day visit. The Seventh Street Sports Complex, located near the Bridge Street and 7th Street intersection, is a 15-minute walk away. There's something for everyone here, including two tennis courts, a basketball court, several baseball diamonds and a children's playground.