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,"...
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...
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."
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...
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...
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...
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."
One grocery chain is using their day at the fair to help a local organization.
Wednesday, August 14 is Kroger Day at the Muskingum County Fair. Those that bring a 14.5 or 15.5 ounce can of Kroger brand corn, green beans, mixed vegetables or peas between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. will get in free.
All the canned goods collected will go to Christ's Table.
"We have helped Christ's Table for quite some time. We give daily donations to them and also knowing the needs for all...