Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Fairgrounds

September 17, 2011 - 9:50pm
3 years 27 weeks ago

The sights, sounds and smells of farm living came to Zanesville Saturday.

The 17th annual Farm-City Day took place at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds. The event highlights the importance of agriculture to the local economy and community. This years theme was poultry.

"There seems to be a lot of interest today in raising backyard poultry," said Muskingum County Extension Educator Mark Mechling.  "We have a couple education seminars on how an...

August 14, 2011 - 6:39pm
3 years 32 weeks ago

It was a rainy start for the Muskingum County Fair but all the more fitting for their unusual grand-opening.

The Muskingum County Fairgrounds were set to open with its 165th Annual Blue Ribbon Cutting earlier this evening when Fair Board President Darrel Cubbison decided it would be more fitting to honor Soil and Water Retiree Dick Sorg.

"We have a recipe it takes soil, it takes water, and then it takes one more ingredient -kids," said Cubbison. "So we're...

June 11, 2011 - 4:37pm
3 years 42 weeks ago

Cancer never sleeps- and either will the hundreds of survivors and their supporters who came out to Relay for Life tonight.
 

The 18-hour event began at three o'clock and will continue until nine tomorrow morning. Teams will take turns walking laps to show their support for survivors and their families.
 

Chair of 'Relay for Life,' Ann Boyd said, "It brings all the survivors together, so they get to meet other survivors, tell their stories and if...

May 13, 2011 - 5:26pm
3 years 46 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Fairgrounds is busy this weekend, but not with what you may think.

The Fairgrounds are filled with hundreds of campers and RV's for the Ohio Good Sam Samboree. The Ohio Chapter of the group is meant for camping and RV enthusiasts in the state. The four day long campout began Thursday and President Dave Spragg says about the same amount of people return to the fairgrounds each year.

"But a lot of them we get new and I think we've got about maybe 20, we...

May 1, 2011 - 7:47pm
3 years 47 weeks ago

Children across southeast Ohio got a chance to get in the drivers seat of their favorite cars and trucks.

Operation Feed's Touch-A-Truck event took place at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds on Sunday afternoon. Chairperson Waynette Tackett said she thought this was a creative way for kids to have a little fun and also raise money for their organization.

"We have 16 food pantries and four hot meal programs in Muskingum County so that's what all the proceeds will go to,"...

December 11, 2010 - 9:12pm
4 years 15 weeks ago

With only two weeks until Christmas, area residents are finishing up their holiday shopping.

The Muskingum County Fairgrounds held its annual Christmas Bazaar earlier today. There were a variety of seasonal decorations for sale and even farmers market items.

"Just a nice place to come and pick up a few christmas gifts for the kids. There's something here for kids, adults and everything," says Fairground Board Vice President Bill Agin.

Despite the struggling...

October 22, 2010 - 4:03pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

For some it's a living, and for others it's a time-intensive hobby.

The third-annual Mid-East Ohio Model Engineering Expo is coming to the Muskingum County Fairgrounds. Mechanics and engineers will be displaying and selling model engines, some of which take months to years to build. The best part is, they all function.

"Just about any kind of mechanism you can think of is modeled in here and it actually functions the way the full-size item would function," says Paul...

October 7, 2010 - 5:44pm
4 years 25 weeks ago

With thousands of people rolling through the Muskingum County Fairgrounds to get their flu shots Thursday, it gives medical staff a chance to practice in the event of a pandemic.

180 volunteer and paid medical staff worked at the fairgrounds Thursday. All Muskingum County residents could receive free shots at any of three locations including Ohio University Zanesville and the Dresden Fire Department.

"The more we practice each year, the better we get, the more...

October 4, 2010 - 1:15pm
4 years 25 weeks ago

Local health officials want to extend the seasonal flu vaccine to as many Muskingum County residents as possible.

So, in addition to being able to get your vaccination at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. this year, three additional locations will be added to the list. A walk-in clinic will be held at the OU-Z/Zane State Campus from 11 to 3. A second drive-thru clinic will be held at the Dresden Fire Department from 1-5, and a student and faculty-only clinic will...

September 18, 2010 - 4:31pm
4 years 27 weeks ago

We may not always think about where the food on our plates is coming from. That's why a special day at the fairgrounds is working to do just that.

Farm City Day has been teaching the importance of agriculture for 16 years. This year, their theme is 'vegetables rock' and they're focusing in on kids.

"With kids today, so many of them are so many years removed from the farm. A lot of them don't understand where their meat, eggs, and milk come from. We can bring that relevance...

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