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Fulton County Fair

Fulton County Fair
Fulton County Fair logo.png
"Top of Ohio"
GenreCounty fair
BeginsFriday before Labor Day
EndsThursday after Labor Day
VenueFulton County Fairgrounds
Location(s)Wauseon, Ohio
Coordinates41°35′49″N 84°09′02″W / 41.5969792°N 84.1504561°W / 41.5969792; -84.1504561
CountryUnited States
Years active162
Inaugurated1858 (1858)
Attendance298,346/week (2015 record)[1]
Capacity60,792/day (2003 record)[2]
LeaderEd Miller, President
Organized byFulton County Fair Board

The Fulton County Fair is located in Dover Township, Fulton County on Ohio State Route 108, just north the Ohio Turnpike Exit 34 near Wauseon. It is the second largest[3] county fair in Ohio.


Fulton County 9/11 Memorial

The first Fulton County Fair took place in 1858.


Weekly fair attendance broke 100,000 in 1972,[4] and in 2014, the 157th fair, attendance was 298,346.[1]

Daily attendance during busy days can more than double the county's population of about 40,000 to over 100,000 people.[2] In 2019, the fair shattered its previous attendance record of 298,346 by hosting 340,594 attendees. That makes the Fulton County Fair Ohio's third-largest fair behind the Ohio State Fair, and the Canfield Fair.

9/11 Memorial

Featured on the fairgrounds is the Fulton County 9-11 Memorial, which displays a 3600-pound steel I-beam[5] from Ground Zero. The beam arrived in 2011[6] and the same year, design of the memorial began.[7] Work began in 2013[8] and is now complete.



Traditional events that the fairgrounds hosts annually[9] include an MCC auction to fund humanitarian relief by the Mennonite church,[10] the National Threshers Association Renunion,[11] the Crosley Car Owners Club National Meet,[12] the Antique Motorcycle Club of America Show & Race [13] and Midwest Geobash one of the largest annual gatherings of Geocachers worldwide. [14]

Fair Week

Fair Week traditionally begins in Fulton County on Labor Day weekend, and features popular music celebrities, tractor pulling, a demolition derby, harness racing, 4-H exhibits, livestock shows, show barns with pigs, cattle, sheep, goats, horses, llamas, chickens, geese, ducks, turkeys, and carnival games on the midway.

Fair officers and officials

As of 2019, the fair officials are as follows:[15]

• President Dennis Wyse
• Vice President John Lovejoy
• Treasurer Larry Burkholder
• Secretary April Kuckuck


  1. ^ a b Fulton County Fair Aims to Draw 300,000 Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b 250,000 Expected to Attend Fulton County Fair Retrieved 28 March 2016
  3. ^ Fulton County Fair Second Largest Fair in Ohio Retrieved 28 March 2016
  4. ^ 150 Years Old and Still One of the Best Retrieved 28 March 2016
  5. ^ A decade later, firefighters bring 9/11 home Retrieved 28 March 2016
  6. ^ World Trade Center Beam Arrives Retrieved 28 March 2016
  7. ^ Memorial Gets Design Retrieved 28 March 2016
  8. ^ Work Starts on 9-11 Memorial Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  9. ^ Year-Round Events
  10. ^ MCC Black Swamp Benefit Retrieved 28 March 2016
  11. ^ National Threshers Retrieved 28 March 2016
  12. ^ Crosley Care Owners Club Events Retrieved 28 March 2016
  13. ^ AMCA (Antique Motorcycle Club of America Events Retrieved 28 March 2016
  14. ^ MWGB Midwest Geobash Retrieved 7 Sept 2017
  15. ^ Fair Board Members

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