Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Fair

August 12, 2013 - 7:59pm
1 year 36 weeks ago

Some people come to the fair for the rides and games, but many area residents come to enjoy the large variety of food.

The Coburn United Methodist Church is selling meals at the fair this week and they offer plenty of homemade options.

"We do home cooking. We do turkey, we do pork, smoked, and we have a big steak dinner which is very popular with the folks, " said Organizer, Matt Russell.

If visitors are in the mood for something sweeter, volunteers at Coburn...

August 11, 2013 - 11:53pm
1 year 36 weeks ago

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...

August 9, 2013 - 4:50pm
1 year 36 weeks ago

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."

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August 9, 2013 - 11:06am
1 year 36 weeks ago

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...

August 7, 2013 - 10:37pm
1 year 37 weeks ago

We are only mere days away from one the largest local events of the year, The Muskingum County Fair!

The fair starts this Sunday, August 11th and there will be the annual attractions of food, games, competitions and of course animals but this year will boast a new feature as well. A steel drum band!

This type of music may make you think of cruises and tropical vacations but it actually has a deeper history.

"But the nature of the instruments, it is a very expressive...

March 1, 2013 - 9:59am
2 years 7 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Fair Board announces this year's big entertainment.

Florida Georgia Line along with special guest Colt Ford will perform Thursday, August 15.

The duo of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley have used their talents to open for Jake Owen, Brantley Gilbert and Colt Ford. They also took part in the 2012 Country Throwdown Tour.

Their hit song "Cruise" has now put them in the national spotlight and is the first single off of their album "It's Just...

August 18, 2012 - 7:27pm
2 years 35 weeks ago

Hundreds packed the grandstands at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds for some traditional fair entertainment.

The Truck, Tractor and Semi pull took place Saturday afternoon featuring eleven classes of trucks, semis and farm tractors vying for a full pull and a cash prize.

Participant Josh VanHorn has a 1948 cock shed 40 tractor in the contest and said the roar of his V8 engine is sure to get the crowd excited.

"It makes a lot of noise, it's a straight header so it'll be...

August 18, 2012 - 3:58pm
2 years 35 weeks ago

Of all the exhibits at the fair one is equal parts danger and art.

Kirby Stanforth has been wielding his chainsaw and turning stumps into art for the last thirteen years. He picked up wood carving pretty easily, all it took was a few hours a day to perfect his skills.

"Got off work early so I had a couple hours every evening so I just went out and worked at it and several months later I was able to carve," said Stanforth.

Thanks to a friendship with Beckert...

August 16, 2012 - 6:41pm
2 years 35 weeks ago

Showing animals is a family tradition at the Muskingum County Fair.

People paraded their sheep around the arena with the hope of winning a blue ribbon.  Wade Sauerbrey and his son Caden brought their hampshire sheep and a cross-bred ewe to the show.

"Eight years ago we bought two cross-bred ewes for the boys to start with, so that's how we started with sheep," said Wade.  "As he got older, we wanted him to show registered sheep, so we got some hampshire...

August 15, 2012 - 6:24pm
2 years 36 weeks ago

Emergency medical technicians are standing by to help those in need at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.

The Community Ambulance Service has a medical facility set up on the midway for those needing medical attention during the week-long fair.

Paramedic Troy Ball said many of the calls they get are for assistance and rarely result in transport to the hospital.

"We go there and see what we can do, sometimes we bring them back here and sometimes they refuse, and they're...

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