Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Fairgrounds

August 31, 2013 - 6:50pm
1 year 47 weeks ago

Locals came out to the Muskingum County Fairgrounds to enjoy finger licking good barbeque at the annual Rib Fest.

This is the 10th year for the event hosted by the South Eastern Ohio Minority Business Association. The Rib Fest raises money for the organization to award scholarships to area youths. Some of the money raised goes to the Gant Foundation, Martin Luther King Jr. Foundation and the Zanesville Civic League. Organizers say putting the event together is tough and they are...

August 28, 2013 - 9:03pm
1 year 48 weeks ago

It's time for your barbecue taste buds to get fired up because the tenth annual Ribfest is right around the corner!

This labor day weekend, on Friday and Saturday nights from four to midnight, rib vendors will provide flavor-filled eats for meat lovers to enjoy and attendees get to decide which vendor is the best.

"We have vendors, we have twelve rib vendors and then we have a rib cook off,” said Ribfest Chair, Ernest Bynum. “Then on Saturday, we have a...

August 15, 2013 - 10:28pm
1 year 50 weeks ago

Florida Georgia Line made a stop at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds Thursday night before they headline their first tour this fall. Before getting signed to Republic Nashville, the two singers traveled across the country after college playing music to whoever would listen.

"It's been wild ya know," said the band members. "We've roughed it for quite a few years and so we've had a lot of fun making fans and to be on our first headline is a dream come true so we'...

July 5, 2013 - 6:24pm
2 years 3 weeks ago

Members of Delta Kappa Gamma's Muskingum University chapter sold gently used clothing, household items and more to raise money for future educators at their annual yard sale.

"The proceeds for the sale will end up going to scholarships we provide scholarships for students from Muskingum County that are going into education, majoring in education. And we give these scholarships out while they're doing their student teaching," said Cindy Lawyer, past President of Delta Kappa...

June 28, 2013 - 4:50pm
2 years 4 weeks ago

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May 26, 2013 - 10:56pm
2 years 9 weeks ago

 Buying local is important to keeping a local economy growing, and shopping at your neighborhood farmer's market is one way to help out. Zanesville resident, Kevin McGrath, says he's happy to shop local at the Muskingum County Farmer's Market.

"We come out about every other weekend. We try and buy local instead of from other places. There's a variety, there's all kinds of wheats from inside the barn and there's plants; different varieties of plants. You just never know what...

May 9, 2013 - 3:29pm
2 years 12 weeks ago

Local businesses from Muskingum, Perry and Guernsey counties have been donating brand new purses to the 8th Annual Ladies Night Out event for you to bid on.

"We just wanted something fun to do and just thought a purse auction would be perfect for women to really have a good time and a wonderful ladies night out," said Marlene Henderson, Executive Director of The Red Cross.

Guests will enjoy a dinner and wine while bidding on designer purses and other incentives....

April 20, 2013 - 6:21pm
2 years 14 weeks ago

Over 1200 scouts, parents and volunteers had a blast at Scoutfest, an event that took almost 18-months to plan.

"It's really to bring the scouting family together and the mission of scouting is really to show boys all the possibilities that are available to them in life. To open their eyes to opportunity and just to give them hands on experience in a variety of things," said Ed Mulholland, Executive Director of the Muskingum Valley Council Boy Scouts.

All of the boys...

December 8, 2012 - 12:01pm
2 years 33 weeks ago

The Veteran's Building at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds overflowed with people and crafts.

For over 10 years the Muskingum County Agricultural Society has sponsored a Christmas Bazaar and Flea Market. They've watched it grow over the years to now include more than 100 vendors. One organizer shared his reason why the event is so successful.

"I think it's because we let anybody come in with whatever craft they might have," said VP of the Muskingum Agricultural Society...

October 20, 2012 - 12:38pm
2 years 40 weeks ago

Next Saturday is your last chance to stop by the Muskingum County Fairgrounds for the farmers market.

It's been a rough road for farmers this year. Many saw negative effects of the summer drought, but there's still produce to choose from. Pumpkins, apples, and squashes are just some of the items you can expect to see as the market wraps up its 2012 season. The lack of rain isn't the only things that's been hard on crops though. According to farmer Mark Barnhart, the last two years have...

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