Clevelanders that didn’t get their fill of fun and food at the Cuyahoga County Fair can continue their merriment at the Great Geauga County Fair in Burton, Ohio on Thursday, August 29 through Monday, September 2. It is approximately a 50 minute drive from Cleveland to Burton.
The Great Geauga County Fair Celebrating its 190th year, the Great Geauga County Fair is Ohio’s oldest continuous county fair and is one of the oldest existing agricultural fairs in the United States. This year’s Fair features 12,000 exhibits and over 2000 animals in addition to amusement rides, free live entertainment, games, demonstrations and of course, plenty of food.
Some of the more unusual contests include a Chicken Flying Contest, a Frog Jumping Contest and a Rooster Crowing Contest.
Other activities at the Fair include a Demolition Derby (on Thursday and Saturday), a Band-O-Rama featuring area high school bands performing live (on Sunday), a Truck Pull, harness racing, a Fireman’s Water Battle, a Horse Pull, a Live Birds of Prey & Friends Show and pig racing.
Additional attractions at the Fair include a hot air balloon ascension, a woodcarving demonstration, an archery demonstration and lots of award-winning animals and prize-winning produce. And don’t forget the Apple Pie Auction on Saturday, August 31.
There will be a wide variety of entertainment (over 65 performers, acts and shows) including musical groups of different genres, square dancers, a polka band and cloggers. A special attraction is a free concert by country singer Chris Higbee on Friday evening at 8 p.m.
Hours for the Great Geauga County Fair are 9 a.m. – midnight all days. Exhibit Halls are open 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. all days but Monday (Labor Day) when the exhibits close at 8 p.m. Amusement rides are open daily from noon – midnight. Admission is $7 a day for adults. Children 12 and under are free. Amusement rides are extra. All-day wristbands (good for most rides noon -10 p.m.) are $15 on Thursday and Friday, $20 on Saturday and Sunday and only $10 on Monday. There is an additional charge for the Demolition Derby, Truck Pulls and Tractor Pulls.
For more information on the Great Geauga County Fair call 440-834-1846 or get online at www.geaugafair.com.
The Great Geauga County Fair is located at 14473 N. Cheshire Rd. in Burton, Ohio. Burton is 40 miles from Cleveland and it is approximately a 50 minute drive.