2018 Fair Dates
Aug. 28 - Sept. 3
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Travis Tritt

Saturday, Sep. 1, 3:00pm

To celebrate our 169th annual Stark County Fair there will be a limited amount of PAIRS of tickets for $16.90.
Reserved Seating Tickets $15, $25, $35

** $16.90 concert pairs, are found by single seats ($8.45 ea) in N-3 and S-3 rear. Two tickets equal 16.90 for our 169th anniversary promotion. **

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Aaron Lewis

Aaron Lewis

Thursday, Aug. 30, 7:30pm

To celebrate our 169th annual Stark County Fair there will be a limited amount of PAIRS of tickets for $16.90.
Reserved Seating Tickets $15, $25, $35

** $16.90 concert pairs, are found by single seats ($8.45 ea) in N-3 and S-3 rear. Two tickets equal 16.90 for our 169th anniversary promotion. **

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Tractor Pull

TRACTOR & TRUCK PULL

OSTPA Sanctioned

Friday, Aug. 31, 7pm

Reserved Seating Tickets $6, $9

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Tractor Pull

TRACTOR & TRUCK PULL

NTPA Sanctioned

Saturday, Sept. 1, 7pm

Reserved Seating Tickets $6, $9

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Tractor Pull

DEMOLITION DERBY

Smash It Open Class Derby

Sunday, Sept. 2, 7:30pm

Reserved Seating Tickets $12

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Tractor Pull

DEMOLITION DERBY

Smash It Open Class Derby

Monday, Sept. 3,  4:00 pm

Reserved Seating Tickets $12

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Grandstand – FREE Events With Fair Gate Admission

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OPENING CEREMONY – Tuesday, Aug. 28, 4pm
Special Guests, Stark County Fair Band
Outstanding 4H Youth Presentation

HIGH SCHOOL BAND SHOWS – Tuesday, Aug. 28, 5:15pm & 7:30pm
Stark County High School Bands

5:15pm Band Show:
Minerva, Northwest, Tuslaw, Marlington, Louisville,
Washington, Perry, Jackson

7:30pm Band Show:
East Canton, Sandy Valley, Alliance, Fairless, Lake,
Canton South, McKinley, North Canton, GlenOak

HARNESS RACING – A Stark County Fair Tradition
Wednesday, Aug. 29, Noon
Thursday, Aug. 30, Noon

TRACTOR & TRUCK PULL – Wed, Aug. 29, 6:30pm
Non Sanctioned
Sponsored by the Stark County Agricultural Society

HORSE SHOW – Sunday, Sept. 2, 10am
Draft Horse & Pony Hitch Show

GARDEN TRACTOR PULL – Monday, Sept. 3, 9am
Family-Friendly Tractor Pull

2018 Pavilion Entertainment & Events

The Jack & Norma Isler Entertainment Pavilion

Presented by:

Free with Your Fair Gate Admission

Timeless Stark County Fair Band

The Timeless Stark County Fair Band

Tue., Aug 28
1:30pm

Robin Roseberry

Robin Roseberry

Wed., Aug 29
Noon & 5pm

Wing It

Wing It

Thu., Aug 30 – 12:30pm
Sun., Sep 2 – 5pm

Visinata

Visinata

Thu., Aug 30
4pm

Erica Dawn

Erica Dawn

Sun., Sept. 2
3:30pm

Douglas Domineck

Douglas Domineck

Wed. Aug. 29
2:30pm & 7:30pm

Mad Science

Mad Science

Fri., Aug. 31
Noon & 3pm

Daniel Jay

Daniel Jay

Fri., Aug 31
1:30pm & 4:30pm

Dosch & Diehl

Dosch & Diehl

Sat., Sep 1 – 5pm
Mon., Sep 3 – 3:30pm

Randy Velez

Randy Velez

Fri. Aug. 31
6pm

Tuesday, August 28
1:30pm – 4:30 Stark County Fair Band Concert
5:30pm – Lincoln Alumni Heritage Band Concert
On the Grounds: Jurassic Kingdon Dinosaur Show: 1pm, 3pm, 6pm

Wednesday, August 29
Noon – Robin Roseberry
2:30pm – Douglas Domineck
5pm – Robin Roseberry
7:30pm – Douglas Domineck
On the Grounds: Jurassic Kingdon Dinosaur Show: 1pm, 3pm, 6pm

Thursday, August 30
12:30pm – Wing IT
4pm – Visinata
On the Grounds: Jurassic Kingdon Dinosaur Show: 1pm, 3pm, 6pm

Friday, August 31
Noon – Mad Science (Fire/Ice)
1:30pm – Daniel Jay (Ventriloquist)
3pm- Mad Science (Centrifugal Force)
4:30pm – Daniel Jay (Ventriloquist)
6pm – Randy Velez
On the Grounds: Jurassic Kingdon Dinosaur Show: 12:30pm, 2pm, 4pm

Saturday, September 1
Noon – Larry Notz & Dave Green
3pm – Canton South Alumni Band Concert
5pm – Dosch & Diehl
8:15pm – Not Quite Saints (Dixieland Band)

Sunday, September 2
Noon – TD Duet
2pm – Stark County Alumni Band
3:30pm – Erica Dawn
5pm – Wing IT

Monday, September 3
8am – 5k Runs
1pm – Veterans Program
3:30pm – Dosch & Diehl

Special Fair Attractions

Daily Jurassic Kingdom Dinosaur Show (Tuesday-Friday)

FREE with Your Fair Gate Admission
All ages will enjoy this lively and entertaining daily show! Located at the SE corner of the Fair grounds, near the Wertz Avenue/Fourth Street gate entrance. Bleacher seating is available. There is a courtesy golf cart shuttle stop near the show.

Jurassic Kingdom Dinosaur Show Schedule

  • Tuesday–Thursday – 1pm, 3pm, 6pm
  • Friday – 12:30pm, 2pm, 4pm

First Bite Fishing Tank

Saturday – Monday, continuous
Try your hand at landing the ‘BIG ONE’ – Located at the SE corner of the Fair grounds, near Wertz Ave/Fourth Street gate entrance.

Sanctum of Soules

All Week – A continuous running show featuring acts of illusion and peculiar. Located near the Jurassic Kingdom Dinosaur Show or First Bite Fishing Show. Separate admission required.

Senior Citizen Program

FREE with Your Fair Gate Admission
Tuesday, August 28, 2pm in the Pavilion
Join us for a special senior event with the Stark County Fair Band, fun activities and a Senior Citizen Recognition Program

Operation Fostering Freedom

Please join us in the Art Hall for the Fair’s annual salute to our Veterans. Fair entrants will be displaying the red, white and blue in everything from quilts, afghans and throws which will be gifted to nominated Korean War recipients at this year’s public presentation ceremony. Our recognition to ALL Veterans will be held on Monday, Labor Day, September 3. The day includes FREE admission to all veterans with military ID, special Veterans Divisions in the Stark Stampede 5K Run / Walk, a parade of Veterans from the New Arena (14) Veterans through the Fair ending at the Pavilion for our Veterans Recognition ceremony and presentation of “Operation Fostering Freedom” entries. Our guest speaker, the Honorable Judge Edward Elum.

What’s FREE with Your Fair Gate Admission

There’s Something for Everyone at the 2018 Stark County Fair

Daily Pavilion Concerts & Entertainment
30 Events Over Seven Days

FREE Gate Admission on KID’S DAY
Friday, Aug. 31, All Day, 14 Years Old and Under with an Adult

FREE Gate Admission on Veterans Appreciation Day
Monday, Sept. 3, All Day, With a Military ID. Thank you for your service.

Stark County High School Band Shows
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 5:15pm and 7:30pm, Grandstands

Harness Racing – Two Days!
Wednesday, Aug. 29 and Thursday, Aug. 30 – Post Time Noon – Pari-mutuel betting

Horse Shows – Junior Fair Barn
Horse shows on Friday through Monday in the Junior Fair Barn, located on the East side of the track near the Wertz Avenue/Fourth Street entrance gate.

Tractor and Truck Pull – Non Sanctioned
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 6:30pm, Grandstand
Sponsored by the Stark County Agricultural Society

Draft Horse & Pony Hitch Show and Go
Sunday, Sept. 2, 11am, Grandstands

Garden Tractor Pull
Monday, Sept. 3, 9am, Grandstands

Car Parking on Fair Grounds

Daily Courtesy Shuttle Service 2–10pm
From the Parking Areas to the Gates and select locations on Fair Grounds

Hundreds of Exhibits
Main Exhibit Hall, Grandstand Building, Farm Bureau Building
Wildlife Building, Outside Spaces throughout the Fair grounds

Thousands of Entries
Displayed in the Art Hall, Exhibition Hall, Grange Building, Barns and Buildings

Animal Barns

Junior Fair Livestock Shows and 4-H Projects
Check the Schedule for Shows and Events

Junior Fair Livestock Sales
Wednesday, Aug. 29, Thursday, Aug. 30, Saturday, Sept. 1
Free to watch, register to bid!

Square Dancing on Friday and Sunday Evenings
Open to the Public by the Junior Fair Food Stand
Friday, Aug. 31, 8pm, and Sunday, Sept. 2, 8pm

People Watching!