Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Fair

February 23, 2011 - 12:27pm
4 years 8 weeks ago

The countdown to the Muskingum County Fair is underway. It's just 172 days until fried food, 4H projects and rides.

Wednesday a big announcement came that country music star Rodney Atkins will be the featured entertainment. He's charted seven Top 20 singles with songs like, "Watching You," "It's America" and "Farmer's Daughter". For the fair board there was some pressure to top last year's group, Lady Antebellum.

"It's very difficult to do,...

August 22, 2010 - 5:29pm
4 years 35 weeks ago

The hustle and bustle around the Muskingum County Fairgrounds is now reduced to an empty lot. The 164th blue ribbon fair wrapped up last night.

The Fair Board says pretty soon, you won't even recognize that the week-long event was even there.

"It takes about two days to get it cleaned up, and then of course we have a lot of trailers moving and getting the things out of the buildings, it keeps us busy," says Bill Again, V.P. of the Fair Board.

Even though the...

August 20, 2010 - 5:35pm
4 years 35 weeks ago

For those 4-H members showing hogs Friday is a bittersweet day at the Swine Barn.

Friday they sell the hogs they've been working with for months and for some it's an end of some difficult work.

"It's hard work. You have to feed it, wash it, brush it," said Stephen West a 4H member. "It's a lot of work to do."

For a veteran 4H member saying good-bye to an animal they've cared for is somewhat sad.

"There's a lot more to raising an animal then...

August 20, 2010 - 5:29pm
4 years 35 weeks ago

It took a quick turnaround at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds to get ready for Friday's Lady Antebellum show.

Thursday night the Demo Derby ran the fair but as soon as it ended fair board members and staff were already setting up for the concert.

"Oh my this is so exciting," said Fair Board President Darrel Cubbison. "And I keep telling the board this is going to be the largest crowd in 164 years and there is no doubt about it."

And the crowd at the...

August 19, 2010 - 9:17pm
4 years 35 weeks ago

Cars were crashing and banging at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds Thursday.

The Nationwide Demolition Derby was in town sponsored by the Bob Sumerel Tire Company.

A full crowd at the grandstands witnessed all the collisions and cheered on their favorite drivers.

The Muskingum County Fair closes Saturday with the Truck and Tractor Pull.

August 19, 2010 - 6:32pm
4 years 35 weeks ago

Public Officials say safety is a high priority at the Muskingum County Fair.

The Fair Board plans in advance all security provisions at the fair. Depending on the day, there can be between two and fifteen deputies on staff at a time.

"Just depends on what's going on, through the day were a little lighter staff wise because we don't have as much going on, then as the evening goes we have people coming in to work our Midway," said Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz...

August 19, 2010 - 6:23pm
4 years 35 weeks ago

With the high temperatures lasting throughout the week, health officials are offering some advice for fairgoers.

Community Ambulance Service has a first aid station set up at the fair in case of any emergencies. Officials say the week has turned out well so far.

"A lot of blisters from not wearing the proper shoes, bumps and scraps and rides or being in the barns, no real major things as of yet," said Paramedic, Ralph Hill.

Hill says they spend months...

August 19, 2010 - 6:14pm
4 years 35 weeks ago

Horse competitions are being held throughout the week at the Muskingum County Fair.

4H members and local horseback riders are bringing their horses to the faigrounds in hopes of winning first place. While many enjoy the competition, they also like to ride for fun.

"I've always loved horses since I was really little and I always wanted to ride them so I just always liked it," said Horseback rider, Riley Zimmerman.

Zimmerman owns an Egyptian Arabian...

August 18, 2010 - 5:07pm
4 years 35 weeks ago

Members from the 4H Club and local farmers will be competing at this year's fair.

Sheep owners from all over the area have been preparing in hopes of winning a blue ribbon.

"You have to feed them and have them in good condition and you either wash them or trim the wool so it looks nice and flat and it makes them look as square as possible," said Fannie Brill, who is competing in the sheep show.

Judges will factor in a number of the sheep's qualities to...

August 18, 2010 - 5:01pm
4 years 35 weeks ago

With many traveling to the Muskingum County Fair this week, making parking spots available can be quite the challenge.

Plenty of planning and preparation has gone into organizing parking for the public.

"We have to go through and count how many spaces we have find where, how many cars we could put in a certain place and like I said we have to get them in as close as possible to get as many cars in as possible," says Tabitha, Parking Attendant.

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