Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Fair

July 28, 2014 - 5:30pm
2 days 6 hours ago

The Muskingum County Fair is still two weeks away, but Christ's Table is already preparing for one day in particular.

Kroger has stepped forward to sponsor a day at the fair which supports Christ's Table. You can bring two cans of Kroger brand fruit, or vegetables to donate to the organization and get free fair admission for the day. Executive Director of Christ's table, Keely Warden said events such as these help them out quite a bit during this time of the year.

"We really...

August 17, 2013 - 5:03pm
49 weeks 4 days ago

Unfortunately all good things must come to end, inlcuding the beloved 2013 Muskingim County Fair.

President of the Fair Board, Darrel Cubbison says that this year he wanted to make sure everyone got a chance to experience the fun filled event.

"That's why we have more promotional days than anyone else in the state. We have Veteran's day, Wendy's day, Senior day, Kroger day, and Pepsi day. We have had five days out of the seven where people would have a chance to come,"...

August 15, 2013 - 3:51pm
49 weeks 6 days ago

If you're not interested in the ferris wheel or other rides, you can give rock climbing a shot at the fair. George Kimmons, who works at the rock wall, says using your legs is key to climbing to the top.

"Your legs do have a lot more muscle and strength than your arms do," said Kimmons, of KNL Concessions. "So whenever people try and climb it with just their arms, they tend to slip and fall more because it's just a lot harder to hold on and really for me, when I'm trying...

August 15, 2013 - 3:43pm
49 weeks 6 days ago

The sold out show takes months to plan and the Secretary of the Muskingum County Fair Doug Guinsler, says booking a big act is a long process.

"We start late October, early November. We meet with, we're very fortunate in this city to have a guy named George and Variety Attractions. We sit down with him and start going through names," said Guinsler. "A lot of times we'll pick three or four names until we hit on one that can appear at our fair."

Set up for the...

August 14, 2013 - 4:42pm
50 weeks 18 hours ago

Fried food is one of the biggest draws for people to attend the fair and there are plenty of dessert booths for those with a sweet tooth.

One dessert that is popular is sold at the Zanesville Band Boosters Waffle stand.

"It's a waffle wagon booth, we basically sell waffles to raise money for the band for the various activities that we would be doing,” said Jon Dietz, a Zanesville High School 2012 Graduate. “We are basically trying to pay off the uniform fund...

August 14, 2013 - 4:33pm
50 weeks 18 hours ago

The Muskingum County Fairgrounds is a busy place to be during fair week and that means the Sheriff's Office has several deputies patrolling to maintain a safe yet fun atmosphere.

Sheriff Matt Lutz says, the most common problems his deputies deal with during fair week, are parking issues and fights. Four days in, there have only been minor crimes and disruptions.

"Pretty good, it usually is every year,” said Lutz. “We kicked out one person early on Sunday for...

August 13, 2013 - 3:24pm
50 weeks 1 day ago

Hundreds of kids participated in the Junior Fair Shows early Tuesday morning. This is Carlie McCabe's 10th year showing both sheep and cattle at the fair. The sheep and steer were judged on their overall look, how smooth their bodies are and if the front end lines up with the back end of the animal.

"For instance, my steer this year, he's got this awesome front end and no butt," said McCabe. "So we're probably gonna get docked a good bit for that. So you just want a nice...

August 12, 2013 - 7:59pm
50 weeks 2 days ago

Some people come to the fair for the rides and games, but many area residents come to enjoy the large variety of food.

The Coburn United Methodist Church is selling meals at the fair this week and they offer plenty of homemade options.

"We do home cooking. We do turkey, we do pork, smoked, and we have a big steak dinner which is very popular with the folks, " said Organizer, Matt Russell.

If visitors are in the mood for something sweeter, volunteers at Coburn...

August 11, 2013 - 11:53pm
50 weeks 3 days ago

If you have ever watched the sport of harness racing you may think to yourself that it is an easy thing to do. I'm here to tell you that is far from the case.

At the Muskingum County Fair the drivers, trainers, and the horses all work very hard at their craft to bring excitement and fun to the fair. As part of the harness racing festivities on the first day of the fair, there was a celebrity race between myself, Brandon Hannahs of the Zanesville Times Recorder, and Rick Sabine of WYBZ...

August 9, 2013 - 4:50pm
50 weeks 5 days ago

The Muskingum County Blue Ribbon Fair, which takes months to plan, opens this Sunday. Vendors were setting up their booths Friday morning and some have even been setting a week in advance.

"We set tents Tuesday. Our rides was in here Monday and they're pretty well set," said Secretary Concession Manager, Dave Guinsler. "We've got a few more to come in. Overnight Saturday night, there will be a lot of our food and game people coming in here from other fairs."

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