Ohio releases 2016 fair schedule

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio – Ohioans can start planning visits to all of their favorite fairs across the state. The Ohio Department of Agriculture on Monday released the official dates for the 2016 fair season, which includes Ohio’s 94 county and independent fairs and the Ohio State Fair.

The Paulding County Fair will kick off the 2016 fair season on June 13, and the season will wrap up on Oct. 15 with the Fairfield County Fair. For a complete schedule, visit the department’s website at www.agri.ohio.gov, click on “Divisions” and then click on “Communications Office.”

The Fulton County Fair will be held Sept. 2-8.

In addition to setting and approving the dates for the independent and county fairs, the department is responsible for helping to assure the safety of fair amusement rides, monitoring livestock shows to help assure honest competition and coordinating animal health efforts with local veterinarians.