Fairfield County Fair


The Fairfield County Fairgrounds CLOSES at DUSK daily. Please report any suspicious activity to the appropriate authorities.  
~Thank you! 


Notice of  Vacancy
The Fairfield County Agricultural Society is looking for someone to fill the position of Fair Board Director. All candidates must reside in Pleasant Township, have a current membership to the Society, and a history of activities involving the Fairfield County Fair.  If interested, please send or email a letter of intent and a resume including a phone number to: fcfair@greenapple.com or  Fairfield County Agricultural Society, P.O. Box 945, Lancaster, OH 43130.  All resumes must be received no later than March 18, 2017.


Youth who plan to exhibit a finished market beef animal in the 2017 Fairfield County Junior Fair Beef Show must have their animal weighed in, tagged, and nose printed on Saturday, March 4 at the Fairfield Cattle Company beginning at 8:30 a.m. The Fairfield Cattle Company is in Canal Winchester located on Bowen Road approximately 1/2 mile north of S.R. 33. Weigh-in will conclude at 11 a.m. that day or whenever the animals in line at that time have been processed. 

Exhibitors are also reminded that both steers and heifers are eligible to be exhibited as finished market beef animals. If five or more market heifers arrive and weigh-in at the Fair in October, a separate class for those heifers will be created. If less than five heifers are entered they will be exhibited within their appropriate weight class along with the market steers. 

Again this year, to be eligible for the County Bred, Born and Raised (B,B & R) market beef class, the breeder and owner who sold the calf to the exhibitor must be a Fairfield County Cattlemen's Association (FCCA) member. If the exhibitor has bred and raised their own calf, the exhibitor or their family must be FCCA members. The exhibitor must present a signed B,B & R form at weigh-in on March 4. 

Following are a few additional reminders, and also some changes for 2017 the Junior Fair Coordinators from the Sr. Fair Board have asked to be passed on: 

1. Any youth exhibited a beef animal must complete Quality Assurance (QA) by the June 30, 2017 deadline for Fairfield County, unless they have met the testing out requirements (contact OSU Extension [740-652-7260] for details on testing out).  There are 3 different ways to accomplish the required QA training. Those ways include attending a QA session hosted by a local 4-H Club or FFA Chapter, attending one of the local county-wide QA trainings (May 7 and May 20 at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds), or by attending a QA training held in another county or location such as BEST show or Ohio Beef Expo. If attending an out of county QA event, "proof of attendance" provided by that event sponsor must be presented to the Fairfield County Extension office by the June 30 deadline. 

2. A Housing Form must be completed by any exhibitor that houses their project animal(s) on property other than where they reside.  This form is due at weigh-in for market animals, due by July 1 for breeding beef, and by August 15 for feeder calves. The Housing Form can be found under the "Junior Fair Rules Book"tab or by clicking on the link.  

3. Commercial or non-registered breeding beef projects must have nose pints submitted to the Senior Fair Board office on the Fairgrounds by July 15, 2017

4. Exhibitors wishing to have a duplicate copy of the weigh-in form for their own records should bring two copies of the original with them on March 4 since there is not a copy machine available at the weigh-in site that day. The Weigh-In Form can be found under the "Junior Fair Rules Book" tab or by clicking on the link provided. 

5. All animals must be free of any/all drugs on Fair weigh-in day in October, please review ODA & General Rules also. 

* 2017 Beef Rules are now available under the Junior Fair Rules Book tab. 

                                          The first Fairfield County
                                        Fair was held in Lancaster,
                                Ohio, the second week
                       of October, 1851.
                                                            The Fairfield County Fair is
                                        known as The Last and Best
               of the Season.
                                 The goal of our fair is to
                                   provide a family oriented
                                      event with fun for all ages.
                                    So come check out why so
                                       many consider the Fairfield
                                     County Fair a great county
                                    fair and continue to come 
                           back year after year.











At the Fair 
with Tim Voris 

The Fairfield County Fair is one of the last county fairs of the year.

Dates for the Fairfield County Fair :
 October 8-14, 2017.

It offers a variety of attractions including bull riding,  truck, tractor and horse pulls, demolition derbies, concerts, bands, and horse races.There is also a large assortment of exhibits and rides for all ages.

Rules and regulations for all events may be picked up at the administration building on the fair grounds or just click on the Forms Tab.  


 Office Hours

January - August 25 
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

August 28 - October 6
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

October 7 
Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Fair Week - October 8-14
Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

October 16 - November 3
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

November 6 - December 
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Contact Information

P.O Box 945
157 E. Fair Ave.
Lancaster, OH 43130
Phone: (740) 653-3041
Fax: (740) 653-6204

Email: fcfair@greenapple.com
Website: fairfieldcountyfair.org