Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Fair

August 12, 2012 - 8:49pm
1 year 47 weeks ago

It's time to end the summer with a trip to the fair.

The Muskingum County Fair officially kicked off Sunday night with a ribbon cutting by Sheriff Matt Lutz. Sunday night's festivities included a parade and recognition for some hard working 4-H clubs. The rest of the week should bring even more excitement.

"Every night there's always one big event. Tomorrow night there's the sanctioned truck and tractor pulls. One night there's the demolition derby, there's open class truck...

August 8, 2012 - 3:13pm
1 year 48 weeks ago

Preparations are well underway for the 166th Muskingum County Fair.

Amusements rides and booths were being set up this morning at the fairgrounds on Pershing Road.

Fair Board President Darrel Cubbison said there will be lots of new exhibits and attractions as well as food and local entertainment for fair-goers to enjoy when they come through the gates Sunday.

"We've got all the commodity groups that are going to have a booth here, meaning, corn, beef, and dairy and all...

March 14, 2012 - 5:47pm
2 years 17 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Fair Board announced the big talent they're bringing in this year...

American Idol alum Kellie Pickler will be performing at the fair on Friday, August 17th. Fair Board Secretary Doug Guinsler said having well-known talent brings in more business.

"We've been very fortunate the last few years to be able to secure some pretty big names, we think. We're trying to continue on with Kellie, of course she was on American Idol, and we're really excited about...

August 23, 2011 - 1:49pm
2 years 46 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Fair Tuesday released the attendance numbers from this year’s blue ribbon event. Board member John Graham says 36,552 people visited the fair this year. Graham says that is 920 more people than the year before. One of the biggest days this year was Pepsi Day – which brought in 6013 visitors—an increase of 1000 from the year before. Graham says Coke day brought 5766, which was also an increase. Wendy’s Days at the fair brought in  3513...

August 19, 2011 - 4:28pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Fair is quite the place to be including those who have a big sweet tooth.

The Sweet Shoppe at the fair deep fries just about everything including cheese cakes, strawberries, cookie dough, buckeyes and just about any candy bar.

"We have several different variety of candy bars from 3 Musketeers to Milky Way to Snickers," said Chris Randles who runs the Sweet Shoppe.

 Randles says the only bad part of the delicious treats is of course the...

August 18, 2011 - 9:58pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

It was all about America at the Rodney Atkins concert Thursday night at the Muskingum County Fair.  After taking a moment to honor our service men and women, Atkins kicked off the show with his hit song "It's America".

The grandstand was packed with fans who couldn't wait to hear Atkins promote his new album.  Jordan Knight said his favorite song is "Watching You".

"His music style is real good," said Knight.  "I like the fast...

August 18, 2011 - 5:52pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

Rodney Atkins isn't the only act in town.  The circus is bringing old fashioned fun to the Muskingum County Fair.

Circus Host Melody Ramirez said the show features clowns, all kinds of animals and trapeze artists who fly through the air without nets to catch them.

"My favorite part is the cheering and seeing the people's reactions on their faces," said Ramirez.  "Kids always tell the truth, so they'll let you know if they like it or not.  We've been...

August 17, 2011 - 5:39pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

One of the most anticipated attractions at the fair might not be a roller coaster, but it's probably just as loud as one.

Fred Beckert knows how to entertain an audience.  He's been creating masterpieces for 16 years to promote his power equipment business.

"Probably the neatest thing I've carved is a log chain and all the links move," said Beckert.

Beckert carves everything from bears to buckeyes.  He's able to cut out a small chair in just a few...

August 17, 2011 - 5:28pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Fair has a lot of rides to choose from, and inspectors are checking each one to make sure fairgoers stay safe.

Ride inspector Daniel Winland said ride operators are working up to 14 hours each day of the fair.  He said it's important that the operators take their scheduled breaks throughout the day.

"It's mostly important because of the heat, and you have to stay hydrated," said Winland.  "We make sure that they have time to cool off...

August 16, 2011 - 8:04pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

The 165th Muskingum County Fair is something one couple will never forget.

Dan and Kathy Pierce said their "I-Do's" Tuesday night before the Rough Truck Contest at the Grandstand in front of thousands of onlookers.

"A couple months of we were kidding around saying, because we Rough Truck all over the state of Ohio, it's just something we do every weekend on the weekends. And this morning my nephew said, 'Do you wanna do it?' and he made some phone calls...

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