Thursday, July 17, 2014

Holmes County Fair Offers Unique Look into Amish Country

For over 90 years, the Holmes County Fair has served as an affordable source of local entertainment for the community and tourists alike. Visitors to Ohio's Amish Country and guests of the Millersburg, Ohio, Barn Inn Bed & Breakfast are invited to share in this piece of local heritage in the first full week of August.

The Holmes County Fair is held for six days each summer; from Sunday to Saturday. This year, the fair will begin on August 3rd and close on the evening of August 9th. What may seem like a small town fair with little to do is actually full of the best Holmes County has to offer in terms of crafts, livestock, other farm animals, and entertainment. The fair hosts a daily antique tractor display as well as an opportunity to purchase more modern equipment. Animal sales and shows also occur daily in the Show Barn.

Families and visitors of all ages can find something to enjoy at the fair. Amusement park rides are open after 4:00pm on Monday, and the Grandstand hosts rodeos, demolition derbies, tractor pulls, and other events throughout the week. For music lovers, live bands and entertainment will perform on the Stage on the Green every evening, featuring local groups that encompass the diversity of Holmes County; from bluegrass to gospel to modern alternative rock.

On Sunday, the fair gates will open at 7:00am, and will open at 8:00am every following day. Admission at the gate is $5.00 per person, with children 10 years of age and under at no charge. Unlimited passes for the week and for rides are also available. Parking for the fair is free, but reserved parking is available at a nominal fee. More information, including a complete fair schedule, can be found at

Submitted by Stephanie Winegar
July 17, 2014

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