Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Fairgrounds

May 1, 2011 - 7:47pm
3 years 12 weeks ago

Children across southeast Ohio got a chance to get in the drivers seat of their favorite cars and trucks.

Operation Feed's Touch-A-Truck event took place at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds on Sunday afternoon. Chairperson Waynette Tackett said she thought this was a creative way for kids to have a little fun and also raise money for their organization.

"We have 16 food pantries and four hot meal programs in Muskingum County so that's what all the proceeds will go to,"...

December 11, 2010 - 9:12pm
3 years 32 weeks ago

With only two weeks until Christmas, area residents are finishing up their holiday shopping.

The Muskingum County Fairgrounds held its annual Christmas Bazaar earlier today. There were a variety of seasonal decorations for sale and even farmers market items.

"Just a nice place to come and pick up a few christmas gifts for the kids. There's something here for kids, adults and everything," says Fairground Board Vice President Bill Agin.

Despite the struggling...

October 22, 2010 - 4:03pm
3 years 39 weeks ago

For some it's a living, and for others it's a time-intensive hobby.

The third-annual Mid-East Ohio Model Engineering Expo is coming to the Muskingum County Fairgrounds. Mechanics and engineers will be displaying and selling model engines, some of which take months to years to build. The best part is, they all function.

"Just about any kind of mechanism you can think of is modeled in here and it actually functions the way the full-size item would function," says Paul...

October 7, 2010 - 5:44pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

With thousands of people rolling through the Muskingum County Fairgrounds to get their flu shots Thursday, it gives medical staff a chance to practice in the event of a pandemic.

180 volunteer and paid medical staff worked at the fairgrounds Thursday. All Muskingum County residents could receive free shots at any of three locations including Ohio University Zanesville and the Dresden Fire Department.

"The more we practice each year, the better we get, the more...

October 4, 2010 - 1:15pm
3 years 42 weeks ago

Local health officials want to extend the seasonal flu vaccine to as many Muskingum County residents as possible.

So, in addition to being able to get your vaccination at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. this year, three additional locations will be added to the list. A walk-in clinic will be held at the OU-Z/Zane State Campus from 11 to 3. A second drive-thru clinic will be held at the Dresden Fire Department from 1-5, and a student and faculty-only clinic will...

September 18, 2010 - 4:31pm
3 years 44 weeks ago

We may not always think about where the food on our plates is coming from. That's why a special day at the fairgrounds is working to do just that.

Farm City Day has been teaching the importance of agriculture for 16 years. This year, their theme is 'vegetables rock' and they're focusing in on kids.

"With kids today, so many of them are so many years removed from the farm. A lot of them don't understand where their meat, eggs, and milk come from. We can bring that relevance...

September 17, 2010 - 4:28pm
3 years 44 weeks ago

The public is invited to learn more about agriculture.

The 16th annual Farm City is happening on Saturday at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds. This year's theme is vegetables. Various organizations and farmers will be on site to educate the public.

"Our purpose is to illustrate and try to emphasize the importance of agriculture in Muskingum County, so we have had a lot of different groups set up displays and lots of activities for kids," said Mark Mechling of the...

August 26, 2010 - 12:07pm
3 years 47 weeks ago

Like much of the economy- the horse racing business isn't exactly taking off in our area. But one local trainer's horse is winning and even being featured in a national magazine.

Horse Owner and Trainer Raymond Brandt said less and less people are racing horses.

"This area, the fairgrounds, it used to have all these stalls filled and some of the top horses in the state of Ohio," Brandt said.

Brandt loves training his horse, Here's Matty, and she's a winner...

July 18, 2010 - 5:56pm
4 years 1 week ago

Quilting is an art form that often goes unrecognized. The Pieacable Quilters Guild hosted a two day Quilt Show and Expo at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.

On display were an assortment of quilts; vendors also showcased the latest in quilt patterns, fabrics, and techniques.

Chairperson for the Quilt Show, Sherry Gillepsie said, "it is a display of our time and our talent, in textiles, we are hoping to not only show off our work, but also inspire other people to perhaps take...

July 16, 2010 - 11:21am
4 years 1 week ago

Every quilt tells a story and they'll be many to tell this weekend.

A quilt gathering is taking place at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds Veteran's Hall. It features hand sewn pieces as well as those machine made. Those in charge of the even say that though many think sewing is an old fashioned idea, that's not so locally.

"This is a large quilting community around us," said Sherry Gillespie. "Some people think sewing is a dying art but all they need to do is look...

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