The Great Geauga County Fair is Ohio’s oldest continuous county fair and one of the oldest existing agricultural fairs in the nation.
Enjoy turning your hobbies and talents into blue ribbons! Each year brings new excitement and energy as our community comes together to display over 13,000 exhibits.
To exhibit in the fair, please make sure to return your entry forms along with payment to the Fair Office by Wednesday, August 9, 2017.
There are a few different ways you can enter your exhibit
- Mail Entry Forms (postmarked August 9, 2017) to P.O. Box 402, Burton, Ohio 44021
- Drop Off Forms at Fair Office: 14373 N. Cheshire Street, Burton
- Enter Online – not available until June 2017
Entry Deadline is Wednesday, August 9, 2017. All entries must be in or postmarked by this date.
New in 2017 & Reminders
For Farm Products judging tips, go to www.hort.cornell.edu/gbl/toolshed/vegfare.pdf – please read competition guidelines as changes have been made.
Drop off time for Artwork and Photography IN THE FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT (SECTIONS 8, 10 & 11) HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO SUNDAY, AUGUST 27 FROM 9 A.M. – 2 P.M. AND MONDAY, AUGUST 28 FROM 9 A.M. TO 2 P.M. These are the only times to drop off items for these sections. The remainder of the sections in Fine Arts will be accepted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 from 12 Noon to 9 p.m.
The following Departments have ADDED OR DELETED classes from 2016: Domestic Arts, Flowers, Antiques, Maple, Ponies, Baked Goods, Farm Products, Fine Arts, Antiques, Donkeys and Draft Ponies
All animals need to be in place by Midnight on Wednesday.
The Change continues for animal release time: All animals will be released at 8:00 P.M. on Monday. All animals must be out of barns and off fairgrounds by Noon on Tuesday.
Again, Added pick-up time on Tuesday evening, as well as Monday evening, for Baked Goods, Culinary, Domestic Arts, Fine Arts, Antiques, Farm Products, Maple, Honey, Fruit, and Wine. CHECK the department rules for times.
Over 13,000 exhibits in 2016
Since 1823, residents of Geauga County and beyond of all ages have been active participants and enthusiastic supporters of the Fair. In 2016, over 13,000 exhibits were entered for judging at the Fair in a variety of competitions and categories including, livestock, horticultural and agricultural products, Fine Arts, Domestic Arts, antiques and collectibles, culinary and baked goods and many more.
Anyone Can Enter
Anyone wishing to enter an exhibit in the Great Geauga County Fair must submit an official entry form (form photos copies are acceptable) to the Fair Office by the entry deadline. No entries will be accepted after this date. You do not have to be a Geauga County resident to enter an exhibit in the Fair. Also, many departments offer special classes for entries by children.
For more information on entering exhibits click here.
This article is brought to you by The Great Geauga County Fair