2018 Fair Dates
Aug. 28 - Sept. 3
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The Progressive Stark County Fair

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 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 Progressive Stark County Fair!

Contact Us

Stark Fairgrounds
305 Wertz Avenue
Canton, Ohio
Mailing Address:
PO Box 80279
Canton, OH 44708
Stark County Fair Office
Located at the back of the Grandstand.
Telephone:  330-452-0621
Fax:  330-452-0787
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 (11/22 & 11/23); Christmas (12/24 & 12/25); New Years (12/31 & 1/1)
Summer Hours (April 1 – September 16):  9am-4pm, Monday – Friday
Winter Hours (September 17 – March 31):  9am-3pm Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri – Closed Wednesdays
Media Contacts:
Fairboard Office  Cheryl Lumpp
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 Director Tim Ross at Tim@StarkCounyFair.com for more information.

Speakers Bureau
Have a speaker from the Fair at your next meeting. Contact Fair Board Director Tim Ross at Tim@StarkCounyFair.com for more information and to schedule a presentation.

Fair Hours

GATES – Open Daily at 8am
BUILDINGS – Open Daily at 10am
RIDES – Open Daily at Noon
COURTESY SHUTTLES – Run Daily 10am-10pm
FAIR OFFICE – Opens Daily at 9am
FAIR TREASURER OFFICE – Opens Daily at 9am


The Stark County Agricultural Society has a 20-member Board of Directors, elected from each township, City of Canton, City of Massillon and at-large.

2018 Officers

President Dale Klick Bethlehem Township
Vice President Dave Swartz Plain Township
Treasurer Jesse Huddleston Director At Large
Board Secretary Cheryl Lumpp


Dave Swartz Plain Township
Charlie Swartz Lake Township
William J. Locker Pike Township
Dale Klick Bethlehem Township
Ann Shank Nimishillen Township
Jill McNeil Lexington Township
Mark Frank Lawrence Township
Ron Riggs Perry Township
Jesse Huddleston Appointed
Rebecca Reed City of Canton
Heidi Freshour Osnaburg Township
Dale Wells Sugarcreek Township
Aaron Tournoux Marlboro Township
Danny Schmucker Washington Township
Tim Ross City of Massillon
Justin Durkin Jackson Township
Jill Sterling Sandy Township
Cindy Petitti Appointed
Elizabeth Garman Appointed
Earl Rohn Appointed


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 Progressive 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.