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The GREAT Geauga County Fair
Aug 29, 2013 - Sep 2, 2013
Celebrating the 191st Year
The Great Geauga County Fair is Ohio’s oldest continuous county fair and one of the oldest existing agricultural fairs in the nation.
The early Fairs were alternately held between Burton and Chardon, with at least one Fair held in Painesville, prior to the formation of Lake County, which separated from Geauga County in 1840. After that time, and since the mid-1800s, the Great Geauga County Fair has been held continuously in Burton once the County Fairgrounds was permanently established there.
The Fairgrounds today still houses several buildings that date back to the nineteenth century, including the Domestic Arts Hall (built 1856, rebuilt 1889) and Flower Hall (built 1890), both of which are listed (since 1979) in the National Register of Historic Places, plus a replica of the original Small Grandstand (circa 1892, rebuilt in 1997) and a section of the old C & E Interurban railway station which now serves as the Fair’s Administration building.
Today, The Great Geauga County Fair is now held annually each Labor Day weekend, Thursday through Monday, and is the “grand finale” highlight to Geauga County’s summer fun events.
The “Great” in the Fair’s name and seal was officially added in this century to signify the Fair’s seniority standing as the “Great Granddaddy” of Ohio’s county fairs!
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