WAUSEON (Ohio)—For 158 years now, celebrating the end of summer has meant one thing to folks living in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan – attending the Fulton County Fair.
Thousands of families, both near and far, have enjoyed the annual event for generations, taking in the Fair’s winning combination of world-class entertainment and old-fashioned family fun, all at a reasonable price.
The 158th Fulton County Fair kicks off on Friday, September 4 and runs through Thursday, September 10 at the “Top of Ohio” Fairgrounds, just north of Wauseon on Rt. 108 at Turnpike Exit 34.
Over the years, the Fulton County Fair has become known as one of the top three Fairs in the state of Ohio. Time-honored traditions like carnival rides, animal shows and crop competitions have remained. Each year also brings with it innovative attractions and current names in musical entertainment. This year’s Fair is staged to offer the same exciting mixture of old and new.
Classic rock powerhouse Lynryd Skynyrd is set to perform Sunday, September 6 at 7:30 p.m. Boasting a catalog of over 60 albums, Lynryd Skynyrd has been bringing their music to life for 41 years through timeless crowd pleasers like “Sweet Home Alabama.”
Country music favorites Dustin Lynch and Frankie Ballard hit the grandstand stage on Monday, September 7 at 7:30 p.m. for the Fair’s Labor Day Country Concert. Concertgoers can sing along to top hits like Lynch’s “Cowboys and Angels” and “She Cranks My Tractor” and Frankie Ballard’s relatable lyric-driven songs like “Helluva Life.”
An array of contests, exhibits and competitions fill each day’s schedule, from the Out of Field & Antique Tractor Pulls in the Grandstand starting Friday morning to Ohio’s Greatest Demolition Derby on Thursday night.
There are plenty of activities for kids, especially on Tuesday’s Junior Fair Day, where all school children are admitted for free until 6 p.m.
As attendees take in the sights, they can fill up on tasty fare from nearly 100 different vendors, sampling everything from homemade donuts, sausage and ribeye sandwiches to funnel cakes, and let’s not forget the milkshakes available in chocolate or vanilla.
Fairgoers can keep up-to-date on all the action during the 7-day run at www.fultoncountyfair.com, through the Fair’s Facebook page, Twitter (@fultoncntyfair) and Instagram for details and pictures of the Fair’s jam-packed schedule of events.