Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Fair

June 3, 2015 - 4:47pm
25 weeks 4 days ago

The Avian Flu hasn't yet made its way into Ohio and state officials are taking steps to keep it that way.

Ohio has banned poultry shows from the Ohio State Fair and county fairs in order to protect the state from the virus. The absence of the poultry shows at Ohio fairs means that local 4-H youth looking to show their birds won't be able to.

President of the Muskingum County Fair Board Darrel Cubbison said a committee is currently looking for a way to recognize the 4-H members...

March 3, 2015 - 7:36am
38 weeks 5 days ago

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According to the Red Cross anyone in low lying areas or in a flood plain is being encouraged to stay on alert for rising water in the next few days. If you ever feel that you are in danger from quickly rising water, the best choice is to call 911.

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Assistant Director of the Muskingum County Library System, Blair Tom, announced Monday that...

August 14, 2014 - 2:45pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

The campaign for governor made a stop Thursday at the Muskingum County Fair.

Governor John Kasich stopped and talked to local farmers before addressing the crowds at the Republican Tent. He answered questions from his supporters pertaining to the budget, jobs, small businesses and education. Even taking immediate action about the recent concerns over the contamination of prison food.

"Let me ask you a question, are you willing to talk to the head of the prison if i put you...

August 13, 2014 - 3:35pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

Those who attended the Muskingum County Fair Wednesday had the chance to see a unique performance.

The Zerbini Family Circus took place at 2PM and 7PM Wednesday afternoon. Circus Ring Mistress, Melody Ramirez says the family owned and operated circus has a very rich history behind it.

"We're over 200 years old, we were one of the first circus' to perform in Africa.....We travel all over the United States. Family owned and operated, and it's the oldest form of...

July 28, 2014 - 4:30pm
1 year 17 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Fair is still two weeks away, but Christ's Table is already preparing for one day in particular.

Kroger has stepped forward to sponsor a day at the fair which supports Christ's Table. You can bring two cans of Kroger brand fruit, or vegetables to donate to the organization and get free fair admission for the day. Executive Director of Christ's table, Keely Warden said events such as these help them out quite a bit during this time of the year.

"We really...

August 17, 2013 - 4:03pm
2 years 14 weeks ago

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,"...

August 15, 2013 - 2:51pm
2 years 15 weeks ago

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...

August 15, 2013 - 2:43pm
2 years 15 weeks ago

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."

Set up for the...

August 14, 2013 - 3:42pm
2 years 15 weeks ago

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...

August 14, 2013 - 3:33pm
2 years 15 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Fairgrounds is a busy place to be during fair week and that means the Sheriff's Office has several deputies patrolling to maintain a safe yet fun atmosphere.

Sheriff Matt Lutz says, the most common problems his deputies deal with during fair week, are parking issues and fights. Four days in, there have only been minor crimes and disruptions.

"Pretty good, it usually is every year,” said Lutz. “We kicked out one person early on Sunday for...

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