Muskingum County Fair Officially Underway

by Erika Brooks on August 12, 2012 at 9:28 am

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 and tractor pulls. Rough truck contest. The big one is definitely Kellie Pickler on Friday night," said Jeremey Howdeyshell, Junior Fair Board Member.

Goats, horses, cattle, poultry and rabbits are some of the animal judging taking place every day. Art projects, vegetables and flowers are also on display. If you think this year’s fair is similar to those in the past, that’s not the case.

"It’s never the same there’s always new attractions, the old favorites and it’s always a lot of fun," said Howdeyshell. 

Daily admission is nine dollars for adults, which includes rides, parking and all grandstand entertainment.