Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Fair

August 14, 2012 - 4:42pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office is making sure that those who attend this week's fair have a good time while staying safe.

Sheriff's deputies are providing 24-hour security for the thousands of attendees in addition to their normal schedules.

Sheriff Matt Lutz said so far this year, things have been quiet, but he expected patrols to increase by the end of the week.

"We haven't really had a lot of problems. We had to kick out a few people for some minor things on...

August 14, 2012 - 4:34pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

Thousands of people will pack the Muskingum County Fair this week to enjoy food and amusement rides.

While some enjoyed the comfort of a park bench, others sat strapped into a ride car screaming at the top of their lungs.

Towering high above the livestock stables and food vendors is one of the fair's newest attractions, The Supershot-- where riders are dropped from 80 feet in the air to the ground in a matter of seconds.

But that's just one of the many rides open to the...

August 13, 2012 - 4:07pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

It's all good food at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds this week.

Dozens of vendors are scattered along the mid-way.

From elephant ears to ribeye steak sandwiches, food vendors say there's a secret way to making sure every morsel satisfies a fair-goer's craving, but it all starts with high quality ingredients.

"It starts off with good quality beef, once you have that, everything else is easy, we just go back to the old-fashioned charcoal style of grilling, we have our...

August 13, 2012 - 3:04pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

Health Department officials were out in full force Monday at the Muskingum County Fair.

Public Health Sanitarians were busy inspecting local food vendor stands making sure they abided by county health regulations.

Jason Tilton said the big concern is making sure food is cooked and stored at the proper temperature.

"There could be e-coli, salmonella, shigella, outbreaks, there's several different food illnesses, that could happen in this environment," said Tilton...

August 12, 2012 - 8:49pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

It's time to end the summer with a trip to the fair.

The Muskingum County Fair officially kicked off Sunday night with a ribbon cutting by Sheriff Matt Lutz. Sunday night's festivities included a parade and recognition for some hard working 4-H clubs. The rest of the week should bring even more excitement.

"Every night there's always one big event. Tomorrow night there's the sanctioned truck and tractor pulls. One night there's the demolition derby, there's open class truck...

August 8, 2012 - 3:13pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

Preparations are well underway for the 166th Muskingum County Fair.

Amusements rides and booths were being set up this morning at the fairgrounds on Pershing Road.

Fair Board President Darrel Cubbison said there will be lots of new exhibits and attractions as well as food and local entertainment for fair-goers to enjoy when they come through the gates Sunday.

"We've got all the commodity groups that are going to have a booth here, meaning, corn, beef, and dairy and all...

March 14, 2012 - 5:47pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Fair Board announced the big talent they're bringing in this year...

American Idol alum Kellie Pickler will be performing at the fair on Friday, August 17th. Fair Board Secretary Doug Guinsler said having well-known talent brings in more business.

"We've been very fortunate the last few years to be able to secure some pretty big names, we think. We're trying to continue on with Kellie, of course she was on American Idol, and we're really excited about...

August 23, 2011 - 1:49pm
5 years 6 days ago

The Muskingum County Fair Tuesday released the attendance numbers from this year’s blue ribbon event. Board member John Graham says 36,552 people visited the fair this year. Graham says that is 920 more people than the year before. One of the biggest days this year was Pepsi Day – which brought in 6013 visitors—an increase of 1000 from the year before. Graham says Coke day brought 5766, which was also an increase. Wendy’s Days at the fair brought in  3513...

August 19, 2011 - 4:28pm
5 years 1 week ago

The Muskingum County Fair is quite the place to be including those who have a big sweet tooth.

The Sweet Shoppe at the fair deep fries just about everything including cheese cakes, strawberries, cookie dough, buckeyes and just about any candy bar.

"We have several different variety of candy bars from 3 Musketeers to Milky Way to Snickers," said Chris Randles who runs the Sweet Shoppe.

 Randles says the only bad part of the delicious treats is of course the...

August 18, 2011 - 9:58pm
5 years 1 week ago

It was all about America at the Rodney Atkins concert Thursday night at the Muskingum County Fair.  After taking a moment to honor our service men and women, Atkins kicked off the show with his hit song "It's America".

The grandstand was packed with fans who couldn't wait to hear Atkins promote his new album.  Jordan Knight said his favorite song is "Watching You".

"His music style is real good," said Knight.  "I like the fast...

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