2018 Fair Press Release

2018 Stark County Fair Marks End of 169th Year with Attendance Up from 2017, Increased Attendance 3rd Year in a Row.

Fair Media Contacts: 
Jill Hanzie, 330-930-0398, Jhanzie@thecountryfest.com
Dale Klick, Fair Board President, 330-309-4746

Overwhelming Support at the Junior Fair Livestock Sales

CANTON, Ohio – August 28, 2018 – September 3, 2018 The 2018 Progressive Chevrolet Stark County Fair, held Aug 28- Sept. 3rd, at the Stark County Fairgrounds in Canton, ended on Labor Day with attendance up from the 2017 Fair. Preliminary gate numbers show an increase in visitors, by more than 4,000.

Koran War Veterans Honored at The Stark County Fair

The Stark County Fair’s pavilion honored local Korean War veterans on Labor Day. Shortly after a parade of veterans passed through part of the fairgrounds, Dee Ann Covey, executive director of the Stark County Veterans Service Commission, verbally “christened” the event as the inaugural Veterans Day; a new tradition at the county fair.

This year, 37 Stark veterans of the Korean conflict were honored by the veteran’s commission and fair board, with most of the recipients in attendance. They were honored with quilts made and donated by area quilters through the efforts of Fair Board member and Art Hall Director Tim Ross.

Grand Champion Steer Brings Record Breaking Number

In the 77 market lot, the average steer brought $2.72 per-pound this year; but that was no match for the Grand Champion steer, who brought $25 per-pound at the Stark County Fair! Steer owner, Shayla Sancic, whose steer weighed 1,378 pounds will be enjoying approx. $34,450 for her first place finish, congratulations! And thank you to Sarchione Chevy of Randolph and Paris and Washington Insurance, buyer of the Grand Champion Sheer.

 Fair Celebrates 169 Years of Agricultural Tradition

The Progressive Stark County Fair is one of Stark County Ohio’s largest and longest-running family events. Rich in agricultural tradition, the 2018 Fair celebrates its 169th year with seven days packed full of entertainment, food, fun, education, exhibits, animals, friends and families. There were thousands of entries in a wide variety categories on displayed in several buildings, barns and outside on the Fair grounds.

Aaron Lewis and Travis Tritt were the featured concerts in the grandstands, along with two days of sanctioned truck and tractor pulls, and two days of demolition derbies. Free with daily gate admissions were; daily pavilion concerts and entertainment, car parking on Fair grounds, daily Dinosaur Adventure, high school band shows, harness racing, livestock shows and Junior Fair sales. PLUS exhibits, barns, animals, horse shows and MORE!

Overwhelming Support at the Junior Fair Livestock Sales

The following companies and individuals generously donated at the 2018 Junior Fair Livestock Sales:

Paris and Washington Insurance
Sarchione Chevy/ Ford of Randolph
Progressive Chevrolet
Krystowski Tractor Sales
New York Life Insurance
K Palmer Insurance
George and Becky Kiko
Hartville Kitchen
Thomas & Associates PPS
Daniel and Shelley Johnson
Jason Pugh
Atty-Bixler & Moore Co.
Judge David Nist
Alan Harold/Stark County Auditor
Reggie Stoltzfus for State Representative
Judge Rosemarie A. Hall
Judge Kristin Farmer
John Tabellion
Jason Pugh, Attorneys Bixler & Moore Co.
Snyder Show Cattle
Matthews for Judge
Earline Hermann
Bill Roberts
Wooster Buildings LLC
Deloris Cheyney
Renee Booher
Bair’s Lawn and Garden
J Kevin Miller Plumbing
D.N.K.N. Cattle
Star Mills
Motts Greenhouse/Old Mill Bulk Foods
Brewster Cheese Co.
Dr. Thomas Krupko
Kiko Meats
Eric and Laura Bevington
Umbarger Feeds
The Stark County Fairboard
Wallace Farms Feed Drive Thru
McQuilken Lumber Company
Northeast Professional Home Care
Wells Family Farm
Olde Wood Ltd.
Ron Marhofer Auto Family
S&S Excavating
Navarre Animal Clinic
Still Water Farm
Discount Drug Mart
Andy Ginella Attorney
Papa Bears Italian Restaurant
Pole Barns Direct
Polen Meats
Red Star Veterinary Clinic LLC
Mahindra of Massillon