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Stark County Fair

The Stark County Fair

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

The Stark County Junior Fair 4-H program is one of the strongest in the State, setting the Ohio state record for livestock sales for nine years in a row. Hundreds of companies exhibit their products and services inside and outside on the Fair grounds.

There’s Something for Everyone at YOUR Stark County Fair!

Contact Us

Stark Fairgrounds
305 Wertz Avenue
Canton, Ohio 44708

Mailing Address:
PO Box 80279
Canton, OH 44708

Stark County Fair Office
Located at the back of the Grandstand.
Telephone: 330-452-0621
Email: Office@StarkCountyFair.com

Stark County Junior Fair 4H
Julie Pinter, Junior Fair Coordinator
Telephone: 330-455-7856
Email: JrFair@StarkCountyFair.com
Website: StarkCountyJrFair4H.com

Fair Office Hours:
Closed Following Holidays: Thanksgiving; Christmas; New Years (12/31 & 1/1)
Summer Hours (April 1 – September 16): 9am-3pm, Tuesday-Thursday
Winter Hours (September 17 – March 31): 8am-4pm Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri – Closed Wednesdays

Media Contacts:

Fairboard Office
Stark County Fair Office

Fair Board Members
Contact the Fair Office

There are hundreds of volunteer opportunities for groups and individuals. Please contact Fair Board Office for more information.

Speakers Bureau
Have a speaker from the Fair at your next meeting. Contact Fair Board Office for more information and to schedule a presentation.

Fair Hours

GATES – Open Daily at 8am

Tuesday – Sunday 9:30 pm
Monday – 7:00 pm

Exhibition Halls
Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Monday – 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Livestock Buildings
Tuesday – Sunday 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Monday – Buildings and area closed at 4:00 pm
Market Livestock – Released prior to opening
Open Class Livestock – Released 6:00 pm


The Stark County Agricultural Society has a 22-member Board of Directors, elected from each township, City of Canton, City of Massillon and at-large.

2022 Officers

President Bill Locker Pike Township
Vice President Dave Swartz Plain Township
Treasurer Elizabeth Evans At-Large Member #5
Board Secretary Cynthia Vickers  


Justin Durkin Jackson Township
Bryan Griffin Lake Township
Kevin King At-Large Member #4
George Maier II Lawrence Township
Jill McNeil Lexington Township
Ron Neff At-Large Member #3
Cindy Petitti Nimishillen Township
Ron Riggs Perry Township
Earl Rohn At-Large Member #2
Danny Schmucker Washington Township
Jill Sterling Sandy Township
Russ Thorn Appointed
Vacant At-Large Member #1
Vacant Bethlehem Township
Vacant Sugarcreek Township
Vacant Marlboro Township
Vacant City of Massillon
Vacant City of Canton
Vacant Osnaburg Township
Vacant Paris Township

Fair Financial Reports


The Stark County Fairgrounds, located in the City of Canton, is an ideal facility for a variety of indoor and outdoor events. Home to the annual Stark County Fair, the 80-acre site has several large heated buildings, covered grandstand seating, dirt-packed track, pavilion stage and acres of parking space.

Events are held year-round, including auto shows, swap meets, home and garden shows, antique fairs, horse shows, demolition derbies, dog shows, corporate events, company picnics, craft shows, truck shows and community festivals. Reserve space for your event through the Stark County Fair Office.

Parking for Community Events
The Fairgrounds has extensive car and bus parking for large community events.

Rentals, Parking and Event Contact
Please contact the Fair Office at 330-452-0621 or Office@StarkCountyFair.com for more information.


Outdoor space is available at the Fairgrounds for RVs, campers and trailers, with electric hookups. Water is available seasonally. For camping during the Fair, there is space for vendors and Junior Fair 4-H program participants. Please contact the Fair Office for more information about camping.

Winter Storage

Store Your Boat, Vehicle or Camper During the Winter
The Stark County Fairgrounds offers secure indoor storage space for your boat, vehicle or camper during the winter months. Please contact the Fair Office at 330-452-0621 or Office@StarkCountyFair.com for winter storage information, dates and rates.