Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Fairgrounds

April 20, 2013 - 5:21pm
2 years 31 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 - 11:01am
2 years 50 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 - 11:38am
3 years 5 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...

June 9, 2012 - 8:22pm
3 years 24 weeks ago

People at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds are pulling an all-nighter to raise money for cancer treatment.

The annual relay for live event is on-going.

Chelsea Edwards of the American Cancer Society said the event has been going on for over 15 years, and thrives on the support of those walking to honor loved ones past and present battling the disease.

"Most people here have been touched by cancer, in someway whether it's been personally or a loved one, and some people...

May 5, 2012 - 3:48pm
3 years 29 weeks ago

The rain held off long enough for some outdoor shopping Saturday...

The 35th annual Farmer's Market opened this weekend in Zanesville. Vendors set up shop at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds to sell their goods and market their businesses.

"We get a lot of advertisement. A lot of people go to our garden center, like they want to know more things about plants, and we have several varieties. We do all perennials and herbs. We decided to try that instead of all annuals, and it'...

November 6, 2011 - 1:16pm
4 years 3 weeks ago

It seem the holiday season is already in the air and for many the season wouldn't be complete without the image of Marines collecting toys for the children in need.

As part of the authorized Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program Chairperson Marsha Harmon invited the community to the Muskingum County Fairgrounds for the annual spaghetti dinner and live auction to raise money for the tradition.

"We have such a giving community that steps forward every year to...

October 22, 2011 - 2:00pm
4 years 5 weeks ago

Model Engineering enthusiasts revved up their engines on the Muskingum County Fairgrounds this weekend.

The Mid-East Ohio Model Engineering Expo attracted not only miniature aircraft and car engines, but miniature motorcycles and guns as well. Director Paul Debolt has been putting on the show for the past four years and said the astonishment never ends.

"If you see a miniature jet engine run or a radio air craft engine, it's pretty fascinating," emphasized Debolt.

September 17, 2011 - 8:50pm
4 years 10 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 - 5:39pm
4 years 15 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 - 3:37pm
4 years 24 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...

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