Equestrian events, livestock shows, expos, and more

Unique to the Mid-Atlantic region, the covered, multi-purpose 80,500 square foot facility boasts 41,400 square feet of arena space surrounded by bleachers. The Quillen Arena is capable of hosting a variety of events ranging from horse shows to motocross exhibitions and live boxing. The building was constructed in 1997 and dedicated in the honor of board member and Representative G. Robert "Bobby" Quillen. Additionally, the facility offers flexible arena surface arrangements.
  • Fully landscaped exterior
  • Seating for 2,700
  • 80,500 Square Feet, 350'x230'
  • Show ring 150'x276'
  • Office overlooking the show ring
  • Spacious restrooms conveniently located within the facility
  • Full facility sound and lighting system
  • Show ring surrounded by 36' vinyl fencing
  • Multiple arena surfaces (loose dirt, compacted dirt, sod, port-a-floor, etc.)
  • Practice arenas adjacent to the Quillen Arena
  • 231 permanent stalls available for rent
  • ADA accessible
  • Ample parking
  • Close proximity to the Grove and other camping facilities located on the fairgrounds
The Quillen Arena has wide entryways and is conveniently located adjacent to the Sussex Barn. 
The spacious arena boasts a wide 80,500 square feet with tall ceilings. 
The show ring is surrounded by 36' of vinyl fencing. The bleachers seat up to 2,700 guests! 
Restroom facilities are conveniently placed inside the arena. An office with a PA system is available and overlooks the show ring.  
The arena is a popular choice for equestrian shows and events. 
Flexible arena surface arrangements 
The Quillen Arena has been home to Painted Pony Rodeo during the Fair for years! 
The Delaware Farm Bureau's Mad Bull Mud Run 
Special Olympics Delaware Truck Convoy 
American Supercamp Riding School 
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