2019 Ohio Fairs Schedule out


Compiled by Gary Budzak - gbudzak@aimmediamidwest.com



Kids being dropped down in a small drop tower in amusement park, laughing and shouting on a sunny summer day.

Kids being dropped down in a small drop tower in amusement park, laughing and shouting on a sunny summer day.


REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (Dec. 20, 2018) – Ohioans can start planning visits to all of their favorite fairs across the state. The Ohio Department of Agriculture today released the official dates for the 2019 fair season, which includes Ohio’s 94 county and independent fairs and the Ohio State Fair.

The Paulding County Fair will kick off the 2019 fair season on June 10, and the season will wrap up on Oct. 12 with the Fairfield County Fair.

In addition to setting and approving the dates for the independent and county fairs, the department is responsible for helping to assure the safety of fair amusement rides, monitoring livestock shows to help assure honest competition and coordinating animal health efforts with local veterinarians.

2019 Ohio Agricultural Fair Chronological Schedule

NAME (TOWN) * Harness Racing + Independent Fair DATES WEBSITE

THE WEEK OF JUNE 9

Paulding County Fair (Paulding)* June 10-15 www.facebook.com/PauldingCountyFair/

Pickaway County Fair (Circleville)* June 15-22 www.pickaway.com/event/pickaway-county-fair/

THE WEEK OF JUNE 23

Harrison County Fair (Cadiz) June 24-29 www.harrisoncofairohio.com

Putnam County Fair (Ottawa)* June 24-29 www.putnamcountyfair.com

THE WEEK OF JUNE 30

Marion County Fair (Marion)* July 1-6 www.marioncountyfairgrounds.com

Clinton County Fair (Wilmington)* July 6-13 www.clintoncountyfair.org

Lawrence County Fair (Proctorville) July 6-13 www.lawrencecountyohiofair.com

THE WEEK OF JULY 7

Adams County Fair (West Union) July 7-13 www.adamscountyfairground.org

Logan County Fair (Bellefontaine)* July 7-13 www.logancountyfair.org

Madison County Fair (London)* July 7-13 www.madisoncountyfairoh.com

Trumbull County Fair (Cortland)* July 7-14 www.trumbullcountyfair.com

Montgomery County Fair (Dayton)* July 8-14 www.montcofair.com

Lucas County Fair (Maumee) July 9-14 www.LucasCountyFair.com

Jackson County Fair (Wellston)* July 12-20 www.jacksoncofair.com

Franklin County Fair (Hilliard)* July 13-20 www.fcfair.org

THE WEEK OF JULY 14

Crawford County Fair (Bucyrus)* July 14-20 www.crawfordcofair.com

Fayette County Fair (Washington C.H.)* July 15-20 www.fayettecofairoh.com

Ottawa County Fair (Oak Harbor)* July 15-21 www.ottawacountyfair.org

Perry County Fair (New Lexington) July 15-20 www.perrycountyfair.com

Warren County Fair (Lebanon)* July 15-20 www.warrencountyfairohio.org

Carroll County Fair (Carrollton)* July 16-21 www.carrollcountyfairohio.com

Clark County Fair (Springfield) July 19-26 www.clarkcoag.com

THE WEEK OF JULY 21

Butler County Fair (Hamilton) July 21-27 www.butlercountyohfair.org

Clermont County Fair (Owensville) July 21-27 www.clermontcountyfair.org

Knox County Fair (Mt. Vernon)* July 21-27 www.knoxcountyfair.org

Shelby County Fair (Sidney)* July 21-27 www.ShelbyCountyFair.com

Union County Fair (Marysville)* July 21-27 www.ohiounioncountyfair.com

Seneca County Fair (Tiffin)* July 22-28 www.senecacountyfair.org

Vinton County Fair (McArthur) July 22-27 www.vintoncountyjrfair.com

Lake County Fair (Painesville)* July 23-28 www.lakecountyfair.org

Summit County Fair (Tallmadge)* July 23-28 www.summitfair.com

Ohio State Fair (Columbus) July 24-Aug 4

Pike County Fair (Piketon)* July 26-Aug 3 www.pikecofair.org

Preble County Fair (Eaton)* July 27-Aug 3 www.preblecountyfair.org

THE WEEK OF JULY 28

Auglaize County Fair (Wapakoneta)* July 28-Aug. 3 www.auglaizecountyfair.org

Greene County Fair (Xenia)* July 28-Aug. 3 www.greenecountyfair.com

Columbiana County Fair (Lisbon)* July 29-Aug. 4 www.columbianacountyfair.org

Gallia County Fair (Gallipolis) July 29-Aug. 3 www.galliacountyfair.org

Medina County Fair (Medina) July 29-Aug. 4 www.medina-fair.com

Wood County Fair (Bowling Green)* July 29-Aug. 5 www.woodcounty-fair.com

Athens County Fair (Athens)* Aug. 2-10 www.athenscofair.org

Champaign County Fair (Urbana)* Aug. 2-9 www.champaigncountyfair.com

Ross County Fair (Chillicothe)* Aug. 3-10 www.rosscountyfair.com

THE WEEK OF AUGUST 4

Hartford Independent Fair (Licking Co.)*+ Aug 4-10 www.hartfordfair.com

Richland County Fair (Mansfield)* Aug. 4-10 www.richlandcountyfair.com

Holmes County Fair (Millersburg) Aug. 5-10 www.holmescountyfair.com

Scioto County Fair ( Lucasville) Aug. 5-10 www.sciotocountyfair.org

Ashtabula County Fair (Jefferson)* Aug. 6-11 www.ashtabulafair.com

Cuyahoga County Fair (Berea) * Aug. 6-11 www.cuyfair.com

Attica Independent Fair (Seneca Co.)*+ Aug. 6-10 www.atticafair.com

Erie County Fair (Sandusky) Aug. 6-11 www.eriefair.com

Hamilton County Fair (Carthage) Aug. 8-11 www.hamiltoncountyfair.com

Henry County Fair (Napoleon)* Aug. 8-15 www.henrycountyfair.org

Mercer County Fair (Celina)* Aug. 9-15 www.mercercountyohiofair.com

Miami County Fair (Troy)* Aug. 9-15 www.miamicountyohiofair.com

THE WEEK OF AUGUST 11

Muskingum County Fair (Zanesville)* Aug. 11-17 www.muskingumcofair.com

Huron County Fair (Norwalk) Aug. 12-17 www.huroncountyfair.com

Meigs County Fair (Pomeroy)* Aug. 12-17 www.themeigscountyfair.com

Jefferson County Fair (Smithfield) Aug. 13-18 www.thejeffersoncountyfair.com

Allen County Fair (Lima)* Aug. 16-24 www.allencofair.com

Darke County Fair (Greenville)* Aug. 16-24 www.darkecountyfair.com

Defiance County Fair (Hicksville)* Aug. 17-24 www.defiancefair.com

THE WEEK OF AUGUST 18

Lorain County Fair (Wellington)* Aug. 19-25 www.loraincountyfair.com

Monroe County Fair (Woodsfield)* Aug. 19-24 www.monroecountyfair.org

Portage County Fair (Randolph) Aug. 20-25 www.randolphfair.com

Sandusky County Fair (Fremont) Aug. 20-25 www.sanduskycountyfair.com

THE WEEK OF AUGUST 25

Morrow County Fair (Mt. Gilead)* Aug. 26-Sept. 2 www.morrowcountyfair.org

Noble County Fair (Caldwell)* Aug. 26-31 www.noblecountyfair.net

Stark County Fair (Canton)* Aug. 27-Sept. 2 www.starkcountyfair.com

Hancock County Fair (Findlay)* Aug. 28-Sept. 2 www.hancockfairgrounds.org

Mahoning County Fair (Canfield)* Aug. 28-Sept. 2 www.canfieldfair.com

Richwood Independent Fair (Union Co.)*+ Aug. 28-Sept. 2 www.richwoodfair.com

Van Wert County Fair (Van Wert)* Aug. 28-Sept. 2 www.vanwertcountyfair.com

Geauga County Fair (Burton)* Aug. 29-Sept. 2 www.geaugafair.com

Fulton County Fair (Wauseon)* Aug. 30-Sept. 5 www.fultoncountyfair.com

Washington County Fair (Marietta)* Aug. 31-Sept. 3 www.washcountyfair.com

THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1

Highland County Fair (Hillsboro) Sept. 1-7 www.highlandcountyfair.org

Belmont County Fair (St. Clairsville) Sept. 3-8 www.belmontcountyfair.org

Hardin County Fair (Kenton)* Sept. 3-8 www.hardincountyfair.org

Morgan County Fair (McConnelsville)* Sept. 3-7 www.morgan-county-fair.com

Albany Independent Fair (Athens Co.)+ Sept. 4-8 www.albanyfair.org

Wayne County Fair (Wooster)* Sept. 7-12 www.waynecountyfairohio.com

Williams County Fair (Montpelier)* Sept. 7-14 www.wcofair.com

THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 8

Guernsey County Fair (Old Washington)* Sept. 9-15 www.guernseycountyfairgrounds.org

Hocking County Fair (Logan) Sept. 9-14 www.hockingcountyfair.com

Wyandot County Fair (Upper Sandusky)* Sept. 10-15 www.thewyandotcountyfair.com

Bellville Independent Fair (Richland Co.)+ Sept. 11-14 www.bellvillestreetfair.org

Delaware County Fair (Delaware)* Sept. 14-21 www.delawarecountyfair.com

THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15

Ashland County Fair (Ashland)* Sept. 15-21 www.ashlandcountyfair.com

Tuscarawas County Fair (Dover)* Sept. 16-22 www.tusccountyfairgrounds.com

THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22

Brown County Fair (Georgetown) Sept. 23-28 www.littlestatefair.com

Barlow Independent Fair (Washington Co.)+ Sept. 26-29 www.barlowfair.com

Coshocton County Fair (Coshocton)* Sept. 27-Oct. 3 www.coshoctoncountyfair.org

THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29

Loudonville Independent Fair (Ashland Co.)+ Oct 1-5 www.loudonvillefair.com

THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 6

Fairfield County Fair (Lancaster)* Oct. 6-12 www.fairfieldcountyfair.org

Local residents honored for support of fairs

REYNOLDSBURG (Jan. 9, 2019) – Forty-four individuals and one group were recently recognized at the 94th Ohio Fair Managers Association annual convention at the Greater Columbus Convention Center for outstanding service to their local fairs. Of this group, eight received the Director’s Award for Innovation and Excellence for their progressive ideas and actions to improve and strengthen their fairs. Ohio Department of Agriculture Interim Director Tim Derickson presented each winner with a certificate. Those chosen for the special honor (denoted by an asterisk below) received plaques.

The award recipients were: Adams County: Mark Wickerham; Allen County: Max McCluer; Ashland County: Susan VanBuskirk Denbow*; Attica Independent: Bill Ruffing; Belmont County: Roger Perkins; Clark County: Dr. John Agle; Clermont County: Janice Schoellman; Columbiana County: Michael A. Conny; Coshocton County: Joe Wells; Crawford County: Travis Koschnick; Delaware County: Andrew Brenner; Fayette County: Dr. Robert Schwartz; Franklin County: Cornell Robertson; Franklin County: Ken Jewell*; Franklin County: Neil Distelhorst; Gallia County: Mike McCalla*; Geauga County: Artie Pritt; Greene County: Gary Zehring*; Hamilton County: Kristy Cook; Hardin County: Jim Bidwell; Harrison County: Nelson Birney; Henry County: Phil Parsons; Henry County: Marian Parsons; Huron County: Community Minded Fair Supporters Committee*; Lake County: Joe Slansky*; Marion County: Pat Baldinger; Medina County: Jeff Otterbacher; Miami County: John F. Rowley III; Monroe County: David Landefeld Sr. +; Morgan County: Carlos Dille; Perry County: Michelle Antonini; Preble County: Darrell Buckley; Putnam County: Eleanor Risser +; Richland County: Jason Snyder; Ross County: Dan Riddle; Seneca County: Robert Rainey; Shelby County: Dr. Lisa Alverto; Shelby County: Francis Gerald Schaffner; Shelby County: Patricia Schaffner; Stark County: Donna Huddleston; Summit County: Roger Bourgeois; Trumbull County: David Lynn; Warren County: Mel Hagemeyer; Wayne County: Vivian Wolf.

+posthumous recognition

Ohio’s 94 county and independent fairs and the Ohio State Fair support the local economy and help educate the public about the importance of agriculture and the many necessities it provides, including food, clothing, shelter, fuel and energy. In addition to setting and approving the dates for the independent and county fairs, the department is responsible for helping to assure the safety of amusement rides, for monitoring livestock shows to help assure honest competition, and for coordinating animal health efforts with designated local veterinarians.

Kids being dropped down in a small drop tower in amusement park, laughing and shouting on a sunny summer day.
https://www.sunburynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/48/2019/03/web1_ride_mainimage.jpgKids being dropped down in a small drop tower in amusement park, laughing and shouting on a sunny summer day.

Compiled by Gary Budzak

gbudzak@aimmediamidwest.com

For more information on Ohio’s fairs, including a listing of fair dates for the 2019 season, visit www.agri.ohio.gov.

For more information on Ohio’s fairs, including a listing of fair dates for the 2019 season, visit www.agri.ohio.gov.