Posted November 10, 2019

The Annual Meeting of the Coshocton County Agricultural Society will be held during the Board of Directors meeting on Monday November 18th, 2019. The Board of Directors meeting begins at 7:30pm. The Annual Meeting will begin at 8pm.

Posted November 10, 2019

4-H Club checks are now available and can be picked up during normal office hours. Office Hours for November are Tue. Wed. and Thur. from 10am-2pm.

Posted November 2, 2019

Thank You to All of the Members of the Agricultural Society that came out and voted at Today's election. Steve Croft, Rod Lindsey, Ron Seitz, Kim Wells, and Gail Williamson remain on the Board. We would like to welcome new Board Member Clayton King.

Posted October 4, 2019

Sale of Champions

After a week of caring for animals in extremely warm temperatures, riding the many rides on the midway, and eating as much fair food as possible, 4-H and FFA members brought their animals into Hunter Arena on Thursday evening, Oct. 3 where business representatives and other members of the community braved the heat to support the youth of Coshocton County and bid on their animals. Click the links below for full articles about the auction.

4-H and FFA members appreciate community support at sale of champions

Junior fair auction bidders enjoy giving back

Posted October 3, 2019

Kellish wins Showman of Showmen
By Mark Fortune

Abbey Kellish (center) took home the title of “Showman of Showmen” after competing with nine other Showmanship winners at the annual contest held on Wednesday evening, Oct. 2 at the Coshocton County Fair. Kellish is pictured with two prior winners of the contest:
Emily Bookless (left), and Waverly Reidenbach. Also pictured is 5 year old Laramie Massie. Mark Fortune | Beacon

COSHOCTON - Ten youngsters from area 4-H clubs and FFA chapters vied for the honor of being named the “Showman of Showmen” at the Coshocton County Junior Fair on Wednesday evening, Oct. 2. The contest pits all Supreme Showmanship winners - unless they have won the title previously - in a three hour event in which they take turns showing beef feeder cattle, dairy cattle, swine, llamas, horses, answer questions about poultry, small animals (in this case a turtle), sheep and goats and more. If someone has won the title previously and is a Supreme Showman in their respective species, then the Reserve Showman has the right to compete. 

After it was all over with the participants, parents, family members and friends beating a path between Hunter Arena, the Junior Fair Barn and the Dairy Barn, Abbey Kellish, who is a freshman at Kent State University Tuscarawas, took home the title. Several of the youth have competed in past contests, including Kellish.

Kellish said, “I’m super happy about winning. This is my third year in it and I just really wanted to win and I’m so happy that I did. It’s awesome that I did it my last year.

“It’s very emotional being my last year. I’ve been in the cattle business since I could walk them (the cattle) so it’s really sad that it’s over. The Coshocton County Fair gave me the best that it could and I’m glad I went out with a bang.

“The beef species was the easiest for me of course. The small animal (turtle) was the hardest because it’s just a bunch of questions and knowledge. I studied as hard as I could beforehand. I was asked why we were wearing gloves (to handle the turtle) and what bacteria could be transferred and I did not know the answer to that question. It was salmonella.

“Always go to your past winners because they really know what to do and you have to be confident with your answers no matter if you think you’re not giving the right answer.

“The judges always like confidence. Don’t ever say ‘I don’t know’, - just give them an answer. You never know, if you say no, then you have a zero chance of getting it right but if you give an answer you at least have a chance of getting it right.

“Be confident and go around before the show and go to every single winner and learn how to show the animals. You have to know that. The small animals are questions and the poultry are questions so really study and just learn how to show them. I practiced today and I’m just glad I did it.” 

Competitors were: Abbey Kellish, beef, Logan Smith, swine, Hunter Cannon, goat, Macey Mizer, sheep, Claire Killiany, poultry, Cassadee Woodward Wells, small animal, Sydney Zinkon, dairy, Grace Miller, llama, Emily Burrier, dog and Trace Wesney, horse.

Dedicated volunteers help make food stand a success

Dee Smith (left) and Pat Moran (right) have volunteered at the River View food stand at the fair for many years. The two do everything from helping to prepare the food to cleaning up at night when everyone has left, and everything in between. Click here to read more.

Posted October 2, 2019

McWhorter does well during her first year of showing animals at fair

By Beth Scott

The junior fair arena hosted the sheep show at the Coshocton County Fair on
Tuesday, Oct. 1. Beth Scott | Beacon

COSHOCTON – This was Kyra McWhorter’s first year of showing animals at the Coshocton County Fair, and already, she had done a tremendous job. Eleven-year-old McWhorter had received first place in the open beef class and was awarded reserve grand champion for Beef Cow Short Horn. On the beef skillathon, she received an 98 percent out of 100 questions.


She also had competed in feeder calf and received second place in her class. In the junior fair arena at the sheep show on Tuesday, Oct. 1, McWhorter had received fifth place out of 11 in market sheep.


“She likes a challenge,” said her mom, Amanda Bender.


McWhorter’s male market lamb is less than a year old, and his name is Penguin. However, she wasn’t sure she wanted to keep showing lambs until after the show on Tuesday.

“Until after today, she didn’t want to take a lamb to the fair again,” said Scott Bender.

McWhorter said that she has been trying to keep her animals cool in the unseasonable heat this year by putting ice in their water, spraying them off with cool water, and feeding them ice.


McWhorter prepared her lambs to go in front of the judges by sheering them and bathing them before the show.


“It’s kind of scary at first,” she said about going into the arena for the first time.


She is a member of Country Kids 4-H club.

“I want to say thank you to Scott and Shelia Graves for everything they taught me this year in 4-H,” said McWhorter.


McWhorter and her family live on a farm and she hopes to keep showing animals at the fair.

“She did really good with the lamb,” said Scott. “Next year, we’re going to get ones that are bred to show.”


Michaela White was also in the junior fair arena on Tuesday showing her two lambs, Leroy and Lola, who were born in late March. This is White’s ninth year showing animals at the fair.

“I’m making sure they have lots of water and making sure they stay cool and have lots of shade,” said White about the heat this year at the fair.


White has always shown lambs and she and her family raise lambs, geese, and pigmy goats.

“For the fair, you have to make sure they look presentable and all the wool is shorn off and they’re clean,” said White. “You also have to make sure they’re used to the noise of all the other animals and people so they don’t get stressed out.”


Kyleigh Jacobs has been showing lambs for three year. She and her family raise lambs on their small farm.


Jacobs said that they work their lambs all year to prepare for the fair. She said she feels a little anxious when she first walks into the arena.


“I’m kind of nervous until I get them braced up and then I know they’ll be good,” she said.



Lamb lead show honors Nancy Porteus

Several members of the Porteus and Heller families continued a long standing family tradition by participating in the lamb lead show at the Coshocton County Fair on Tuesday evening, Oct. 1. A special tribute was read in memory of Nancy Porteus, who passed away this fall. Porteus made many of the outfits that have adorned the family at the lamb lead class. Pictured from left are: Joy Heller, Mary Lou Heller, Angie Porteus Pyle and Hannah Casey. Click here to read more.

Award presented to Balos during fair show

Kay and Terry Balo received a 4-H Ambassador Award on Sept. 30 at the Coshocton County Fair. Sheila and Scott Graves presented them with the award during the beef breeding show, feeder calf and market beef show. Click here to read more.

Wesney earns grand champion supreme showmanship title at horse show

The grand champion supreme showmanship award was presented to Trace Wesney of Trailblazers 4-H Club during the Coshocton County Junior Fair Horse Show. The event was held Oct. 1 in Hunter Arena. Click here to read more.

Posted October 1, 2019

Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull held in memory of Tony Hoffman

The annual kiddie pedal tractor pull was held Monday afternoon at 5 p.m. in front of the grandstands at the Coshocton County Fair. Fifty-seven children signed up to try their luck on the track. Click here to read more.

Chapman sweeps contest with first of firsts

Sharry Chapman, who has competed in the pie and cake auction at the Coshocton County Fair for many years, accomplished a rare feat and a first of a new kind at this year’s fair by placing first in each pie category and taking first place in the specialty cake category. Click here to read more.

Rabbit show draws large crowd at fair

The junior fair arena was crowded with friends and family as 4-H youth showed their rabbits. Click here to read more.

Youth enjoy competing in dairy show

The dairy show began early Monday, Sept. 30 at the Coshocton County Fair. Competitors rushed around to be sure their animal was clean and ready to impress the judge. Click here to read more.

Keeping llamas clean is hardest part of showing

Madilynn MacDonald, 9, a member of Kamelid Kushers 4-H Club, stands with her llama, Perfect Storm, at the Coshocton County Fair. Click here to read more.

Harness racing results announced

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Posted September 30, 2019

Lillibridge family awarded 4-H Ambassador Award at goat show

John and Denise Lillibridge were recipients of one of the 4-H Ambassador Awards that are given out during the Coshocton County Fair. The Lillibridge family received this surprise announcement before the goat show in the Junior Fair Arena on Saturday, Sept. 28. Click here to read more.

Bible and Kinzel named fair royalty

Cale Bible and Brett Kinzel were named the Coshocton County Fair King and Queen during the opening ceremony held Friday evening, Sept. 27 in Hunter Arena at the fairgrounds. Click here to read more.

Posted September 29, 2019

Anderson recognized as Master Speaker

Emma Anderson has been giving speeches at 4-H public speaking events for several years and her speech on Saturday evening, Sept. 28 at the Coshocton County Fair was number 15 and gave her the right of being a Master Speaker. Click here to read more.

Posted September 28, 2019

Below are the Rules for Autocross on Tuesday October 1st at 7pm:

Posted September 27, 2019

The Coshocton County Fairgrounds is once again going to be alive with the excitement and action of harness racing that will be held on three days this Saturday, Sept. 28, Sunday, Sept. 29, and Monday, Sept. 30, all with a first race post time of 1 p.m. Click here to read more.

Posted September 26, 2019

Royalty contest and opening ceremony moved to Friday night. Click here to read full details.

Posted September 19, 2019

The Grounds Entertainment Schedule is now available. This schedule includes entertainment being held in the Rotary Pavilion and throughout the Grounds.

Posted September 15, 2019

We have Season Passes (7 admissions to the fair/ no rides) available. They will be on sale through the start of the Fair until they are sold out. They are $50. Membership Passes (Include Voting for Fair Directors) are on sale until Thursday September 26th at 8pm. They are $55.

Posted September 15, 2019

Entries are Closed for the 168th Coshocton County Fair! Good Luck to All Exhibitors! Entry Tags for the Art and Ag Hall can be picked up starting Friday September 20th. They can also be picked up when you come to drop off your Exhibits.

Posted August 18, 2019

Below is the Informational Flyer for the Dash for Cash Go Kart Racing Event:

Posted July 24, 2019

The website is now up to date with everything you need to know for the 2019 Coshocton County Fair! Please take a moment to browse and plan your trip to the Fair! Entry Forms have also been added. The Fair Office will begin accepting Entries for the 2019 Fair on August 26, 2019.







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