Posted October 8, 2017

Below is the Office Schedule for the remainder of October. Please note that checks for Jr. Fair will not be available until starting October 26th.

Bookless crowned Showman of Showmen

Emily Bookless, center, earned the coveted title of Showman of Showmen at the Coshocton County Fair on Wednesday evening, Oct. 4. She is a junior at Ridgewood High School and a member of the Kamelid Kushers. Bookless is pictured with all four of the previous winners of the contest. From left are: Rachel Duncan, Waverly Reidenbach, Bookless, Liz Porteus, and Jenna Wyler. For more the full story and photos of the contest visit go to

 Posted October 4, 2017

Livestock judging contest teaches youth what judges look for

A group of youth is pictured examining hogs during the livestock judging contest at the Coshocton County Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 3. Teams competed to list the animals in the same order of first through fourth as the contest official did. Read more about it on The Beacon website.

 Bidders stir it up at pie auction

The annual pie auction at the Coshocton County Fair typically brings out some spirited bidders to compete for their favorite pie. The auction was held on Monday evening, Oct. 2 at the Rotary Pavilion with a nice crowd in attendance. Local auctioneers devoted their time and talent to raise funds for the bakers and the Art Hall. The monies raised at the auction are split between the Art Hall and the bakers.

State Representative Larry Householder and his wife Taundra (pictured) had the winning bid on the Best of Show peach pie baked by Lincoln Humphrey which went for $150.

All three Coshocton County Commissioners were on hand to bid on their favorite pie. Pecan, peach, cherry, apple crumb and mixed berry were among the pies entered and sold at the auction.

A spirited bidding war - all in good fun - was between one of the auctioneer’s wives and Charlie Wright of Quality Painting for the first place pecan pie baked by Pam McMorrow. At the end, Wright walked away with the pie with a winning bid of $160.

Posted October 3, 2017

4-H Tasting Smorgasbord a treat for the taste buds

On Monday, Oct. 2, the 4-H building at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds was full of delicious odors and young, budding chefs who were eager to talk about the food they had made for the Tasting Smorgasbord. Click to read more.

Posted October 2, 2017

2017 llama show dedicated in honor of Michaela Elson

The llama show was held on Sunday, Oct. 1 and was dedicated to Michaela Elson who recently won her battle with cancer. Members of the Kamelid Kushers wore yellow shirts in her honor. Click to read more.

 William Michael Morgan wows fair crowd

Rick Williams, a member of the fair entertainment committee, said people from the community had said they wanted to see someone new at the fair. The committee followed their suggestions and their choice of William Michael Morgan did not disappoint the fair crowd on Saturday evening, Sept. 30. Click to read more.

 Sweet Tooth

Keith Eubanks (left) and Dane Unger of D&K Lawn Care and Landscaping were big buyers at the baked goods auction held Friday evening, Sept. 9 at the Coshocton County Fair, snatching up six cakes. They took home a chocolate third place, yellow second place, chocolate first place, coconut first place, spice first place and a second place spice cake. The pair was seen on Sunday and did not look a pound heavier. They said, “We gave some of them away to our friends. We bought the cakes just to support the community. All of our work comes from the community so we wanted to give something back.”

The “Best of Show” pound Bundt cake, baked by Mindi Duncan, went for $45 and was bought by Dave of “Grillin Dave Style.”

Funds raised at the successful auction - with local auctioneers volunteering their time - are split between the bakers and the Art Hall for improvements.

Posted September 30, 2017

Beatty and Poorman crowned 2017 Fair King and Queen

Hannah Poorman and C. Lane Beatty were named the 2017 Coshocton County Fair King and Queen during the opening ceremonies at the fair on Saturday, Sept. 30. Click here to read more. 

 Emerson honored at fair

Royce Emerson, who has served as a deputy with the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office for 58 and one half years was honored during the opening ceremony of the 166th annual Coshocton County Fair on Saturday morning, Sept. 30. Sheriff Tim Rogers said, “During that time he has never missed a county fair. He is here serving our community and protecting our citizens. He is dedicated to the uniform, is loyal to the citizens and is committed to the Sheriff’s Office. When I need something Royce is there. If there is something that needs taken care of at the Sheriff’s Office and there is no one else, I call Royce. He drops what he is doing and picks up what needs done and takes care of it. That kind of dedication to the citizen is unheard of.”  Read more...

 Tagging displays

The Coshocton County Fairgrounds were bustling with activity on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Displays were being set up, decorations were being finalized and the best of the best from this season’s crops were being brought to the ag hall for display. Lynn Emslie is pictured here with Debbie Gaumer, superintendent of the fair’s agriculture department. Emslie’s son Michael brought in the 175 1/2 pound squash that is pictured between Gaumer and Lynn, who had his tag to place with it. “This is his first year entering and growing,” Lynn said. “He and his buddy have been discussing doing this because they like to have competitions, but his friend lost all of his (crop) so he came over and helped Michael with his.” Gaumer said there are 111 exhibitors in the ag hall this year and she likes to see first time ones like Michael.  Josie Sellers | Beacon

 Grange displays at fair draw people from all over Ohio

At one time in Coshocton County, there were 25 granges throughout the county. Today, the number of granges has dwindled significantly to only five remaining. However, these remaining granges come together every autumn to create amazing grange displays at the Coshocton County Fair in the agricultural building with dedicated grange members who donate their time and talents to make sure their grange display is like no other. Read more here.


Posted September 28, 2017

Little Farmers Zone being added to commercial building

The 2017 Coshocton County Fair will feature a new form of entertainment for families with young children.

Children 9 and under are invited to come enjoy the Little Farmers Zone in the small commercial building. The newly-created area is being sponsored by Jeff Drennen Dealerships, the Farm Bureau, and the fairboard in conjunction with OSU Extension and local FFA chapters.  Click to read the full story.

Posted September 27, 2017

Familiar face missing from fair

The Coshocton County Fair will be missing a very familiar face this year.

When Ward Karr passed away on March 29, 2017, he was currently serving his 43rd year on the Coshocton County Fairboard where he was treasurer.  Click to read more.

Improvements made to the grandstand


Improvements were made to the grandstand at the fairgrounds over spring and summer in anticipation of the 2017 Coshocton County Fair. It has been more than 60 years since the grandstand received a major renovation.  Read the full story here.

Posted September 16, 2017

Entries are now Closed for the 166th Coshocton County Fair. Good Luck to all of our Exhibitors! You can pick up your Art and Ag Hall Tags until September 22nd.

12 Days until Fair!

 Posted August 16, 2017


Track Seat Tickets for William Michael Morgan on Saturday September 30th at 8pm are now on sale. Please click the button below to buy tickets.

 Posted August 9, 2017

The Jr. Fair Auction Sale Order is printed incorrectly in the premium book. Please click the link below for the correct sale order for the 2017 Fair.

2017 Auction Sale Order

Posted January 18, 2017

Congratulations to Tyler Cline who was elected to the Board of Directors to fill one year of the 3 year unexpired term of Mark Lindsey.

Posted October 1, 2016

Congratulations to the 2016 Coshocton County Fair King & Queen
Ian Brinker and MacKenzie Doughty

Posted September 26, 2016

Three generations of the Conley family make sure the Coshocton County Fairgrounds is ready for fairgoers. Pictured from left are Lawrence Conley, John Conley and John Conley Sr. John is the current grounds superintendent at the fairgrounds and his father, who held the position before him, and his son Lawrence now both work for him. Read the full story on the Coshocton County Beacon website.




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