Clevelanders that didn’t get their fill of all the fun and food at the Cuyahoga County Fair can continue their merriment at the Great Geauga County Fair in Burton, Ohio on Thursday, August 30 through Monday, September 3. It is approximately a 50 minute drive from Cleveland to Burton.
The Great Geauga County Fair Celebrating its 189th 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 13,000 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 includes 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, and a Live Birds of Prey & Friends show. The US FMX Championship will take place on Monday at 5:30 p.m.
Additional attractions at the Fair include a hot air balloon, 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 Apple Pie Day, Saturday, September 1.
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.
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 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 from noon – 10 p.m) are $15 on Thursday and $20 Friday – Monday. There is an additional charge for the Demolition Derby, Truck Pulls and FMX.
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 14373 N. Cheshire Rd. in Burton, Ohio. Burton is 40 miles from Cleveland and it is approximately a 50 minute drive.