Gun Fest in Muskingum County

by Emily Baird on September 29, 2010 at 6:15 am

Muskingum County is finally getting an event many local residents have been hoping for.

The first-ever Y-City Gun Fest will take place this Saturday from 1 p.m.-9 p.m.

"They’ve been successful in other markets near us, and we feel there’s a lot of interest in hunting and outdoor activities in Muskingum County. We just thought it was natural to have it here at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds," says Zanesville Rotary Club President Rick Sabine.

The Zanesville Rotary Club will be selling 3,500 admissions tickets and giving out $220,000 in prizes, ranging from guns to a "red neck" tree stand. All proceeds will go to the Rotary Club.

"In return, the money will go back into the community.. One of our long-range goals is this continues to grow and maybe (We can) pick a project that each year we can sink a certain amount into…an ongoing project that we can build on year after year," says Sabine.

To check out the different events planned for the day or to get a closer look at the 70 prizes, you can log onto