Thu 8/28-Mon 9/2
Now in its 197th year, the Great Geauga County Fair, which does indeed use the word “Great” as an official part of its name, is the oldest county fair in the state of Ohio. And the event, taking place at the sprawling 150-acre fairgrounds in Burton, certain works hard to earn that designation.
In addition to rides, junk food, and agricultural/crafts exhibits, there’s a magic show, a circus, pig racing, a chicken flying contest, clog dancing, wood carving demons, a display of antique tractors, strolling entertainers, music ranging from the Chardon Polka Band to country fiddler Chris Higbee, a hot air balloon ascension, a whole flock of horse competition events and much much more. Five days probably isn’t enough time to see it all.
Special grandstand shows include the usual, extremely popular truck and tractor pull, demolition derby and drag racing, as well as a rodeo.
Daily admission is $8; grandstand shows are extra.