REYNOLDSBURG — Ohioans can start planning visits to fairs for the 2009 season with information released by the Ohio Department of Agriculturelisting the official dates for Ohio’s 94 county and independent fairs and the Ohio State Fair.
The Paulding County Fair will kick off the 2009 fairs on June 16, and the season will conclude Oct. 17 with the Fairfield County Fair. Link to the complete list of state fairs at the right.
Local fair dates are Marion County, June 29-July 4; Morrow County, Aug 31-Sept 7; Wyandot County, Sept 15-20; Hardin County, Sept 8-13; Delaware County, Sept 19-26 and Crawford County, July 18-25.
In addition to setting and approving the dates for the independent and county fairs, the department is also responsible for helping to assure the safety of fair amusement rides, for monitoring livestock shows to help assure honest competition, and for coordinating animal health efforts with designated local veterinarians.