This year the fair brought games, fun and entertainment, with just one downfall.
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health department has seen a spike in viral-related illness since fair week, but Medical Director, Dr. Vicki Whitacre said it's not uncommon to see.
"We've noticed since the fair's been over with, or the third week of August there's been an increase in adults with cough, cold and congestion problems," Whitacre said. "When you're in crowds, people have...
They say all good things must come to end, including the Muskingum County Fair.
Games, attractions and lots of good food came with the fair this year, but what was once a park full of entertainment, will soon be barren. During the clean-up Sunday, Owner of Grillin' Dave-Style, Dave Dailey, discussed his clean-up process.
"Well, I'm going to start with last week, we left a neighboring fair on Saturday night, closed the door at 11 p.m. and opened here at 11 a.m. on...
The weather was nothing short of perfect for the fair's final day.
Hundreds packed the Muskingum County Fairgrounds Saturday to partake in all the festivities, including the fair's final event, the truck and tractor pull. But as it comes to an end, Fair Board President, Darrel Cubbison said it was another successful year.
"Well this year has been a fantastic year, the weather has been just great for us, everything that we had scheduled went right on time, last night's show...
Keeping food up to standards at county fairs can give vendors a challenge.
Health inspectors head out to the Muskingum County Fair everyday. During the first couple days, inspectors check every vendor to make sure that they're up to all health codes. After which, they go around and make random stops throughout the week.
"It keeps all of us on our toes, and we need to be because safety is the first thing," said the owner of Grillin' Dave-Style, Dave Dailey...
Normally, while walking through the poultry barn at the Muskingum County Fair you can hear birds clucking or crowing. That's all different this year.
Some cages have stuffed chickens and most have posters detailing the projects 4-H kids completed. That's because as the avian flu spreads throughout the Midwest, the state has banned poultry shows for all county fairs.
"I honestly started crying," said 2015 Poultry Ambassador, Samantha Mozena. "I enjoy it...
It's the third year that Kroger and Christ's Table will partner to give people cheaper admission to the Muskingum County fair while helping to feed others.
Wednesday, August 19, is Kroger Day at the fair. Between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. People can donate at least two canned food items in place of the normal $9 admission. Kroger's head dairy clerk, Marti King, said it's a way to help people and bring families together.