Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Fair

August 11, 2011 - 9:11pm
4 years 3 weeks ago

Preparations are underway for the 165th annual Muskingum County Fair.

President of the Fair Board Darrel Cubbison has deep roots in these fairgrounds - he started showing chickens at age 7.  Cubbison said it's amazing to see the set-up unfold.

"We can set up the things we have on hand now, and then we have some concessionaires come in from other fairs, and you won't believe what happens Saturday night for us to be ready to go by Sunday morning," said Cubbison.

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February 23, 2011 - 12:27pm
4 years 27 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
5 years 1 week 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
5 years 1 week 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
5 years 1 week 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
5 years 2 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
5 years 2 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
5 years 2 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
5 years 2 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
5 years 2 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...

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