162nd Fulton County Fair


WAUSEON (Ohio) – Nothing says summer in Northwest Ohio like the Fulton County Fair. The 162nd Fulton County Fair begins Friday, August 30th and continues through Thursday, September 5th. It has long been considered one of the top five Fairs within the state of Ohio.  What makes this fair in rural Wauseon so popular? “It’s the fact that we’ve maintained so many of the traditional fair events and attractions while keeping it affordable,” says Fair Board President, Dennis Wyse. “Not to mention the wonderful food people from far and wide have come to enjoy.”

In addition to delicious fair food, plenty of free entertainment and activities, plus agricultural and livestock competition, Arts & Crafts and Culinary areas, there’s a midway packed with games and rides. Wyse adds, “We are regularly told that we have one of the cleanest, nicest fairgrounds people have ever seen!”

Grandstand entertainment for the 162nd Fulton County Fair includes Classic Rock band, Foreigner on Sunday, September 1st, returning after a sold-out performance during the 2013 Fulton County Fair. Country music star, Granger Smith with Earl Dibbles, Jr. will take the grandstand stage on Labor Day Monday.

Founded in 1976, Foreigner has sold more than 70 million albums and has experienced multi-platinum success around the world.  The band’s nine Billboard Top Ten Hits include, I Want To Know What Love Is, Waiting For A Girl Like You, Double Vision, Hot Blooded, Feels Like The First Time, and Cold As Ice. Foreigner’s electrifying mix of blustery blues and impeccably crafted pop continues to captivate generation after generation of music fans.

Country Music star Granger Smith has amassed a massive and rabid audience now known as “Yee Yee Nation”. With a social media following of nearly 7 million and over a quarter of a BILLION online video views, this flagship artist on BBR Music Group’s Wheelhouse Records, entered the national scene with Remington, an album that garnered him the number one smash, Backroad Song, following quickly with the Top 5 hit, If The Boot Fits. Smith was nominated as Best New Country Artist for the 2017 iHeartRadio Awards and was included in the 2017 crop of artists honored during the CRS New Faces show. His current full-length album, When The Good Guys Win has spawned the Top 15 hit Happens Like That and current fast-rising single You’re In It.

As always, this big-name grandstand entertainment is available at reasonable prices. Tickets go on sale July 9th.  New this year, Motocross Racing with MX Express will be charging into the grandstand on Wednesday night for an evening of dirt, two wheels and full throttle.

 “We will have plenty of free entertainment and activities available for Fulton County Fair goers,” says Wyse. “A new Butterfly Effects exhibit, Hill and Hollow Horse Hitch, a 6-Horse Draft Team, and Fire Safety Demonstrations are among the multitude of opportunities for family fun at the Fair.” The Fulton County Christian Music Ministries will feature the JJ Weeks Band, Heart to Heart, and Souls Harbor.

The Van Dells, one of the Fulton County Fair’s most popular free entertainment acts returns on Saturday, Aug. 31st. with their fun and exciting tribute to the 50s and 60s.  Women’s Day is Wednesday, September 4th and includes special activities for the ladies.

All Grandstand seats to the Sunday, September 1st concert and Monday, September 2nd concert are reserved.  There will be a special VIP Track area in front of the stage along with the regular Festival Track area – standing room only, no chairs. The VIP area will be limited. VIP and Festival area is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Foreigner ~ Sunday, September 1 * 7:30 p.m.

VIP Track: $45; Festival Track & Grandstand Rows 1-18: $35; Grandstands Row 19 and up: $30.

Granger Smith with Earl Dibbles, Jr. ~ Labor Day Monday, September 2nd @ 7:30 p.m.
VIP Track: $28; Festival Track & Grandstand Rows 1-18: $22; Grandstands Row 19 and up: $18.

Prices do not include regular adult Fair gate admission of $5; children 15 and under receive free gate admission when accompanied by an adult.  Parking is free.

Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m.  on July 9th at fultonocountyfair.com. The Fair Ticket Office will also open on July 9th. Please check the Fair’s website for Ticket Office hours.

The 2019 Fulton County Fair runs from Friday, August 30 through Thursday, September 5, at the “Top of Ohio” Fairgrounds, just north of Wauseon on Rt. 108 at Ohio Turnpike Exit 34.  For more information, and Fair hours, please check www.FultonCountyFair.com or visit them on Facebook and Twitter @FultonCntyFair


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