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Some vendors had already started to arrive for the Hocking County Fair last week.

LOGAN — The Hocking County Fair will make its official return Monday, opening to the public with new-and-improved facilities and classic fair staples.

According to a Logan Daily News archival clipping, the Hocking County Fair began in 1853 — making this year’s fair the 168th annual occasion. Held during the second full week of September at the Hocking County Fairgrounds, 150 N. Homer Avenue, this year’s fair returns full-fledged — complete with rides, fair food, vendors, track events, a circus and more.

This year’s fair notably boasts an updated grandstand, improvements including a refurbished electrical system, replacement and widening of walkways for added accessibility, extensive caulking, the application of 130 gallons of concrete sealant, replacement of handrails, addition of a six-foot-tall barrier fence at the top back of the grandstand to prevent anyone’s falling or jumping from it, and painting, The Logan Daily News recently reported.

Setup for the fair began Friday and continues today (Saturday). According to previous Logan Daily News fair coverage, the Hocking County Fair brings in upwards of 50,000 attendees per year. It is one of the state’s last fairs held each year.

Admission

Daily admission is $10 and includes a ride ticket; ages 4 and under are admitted free. All-day ride tickets are $5, are valid for all rides and can be purchased at the ticket booth.

General passes for the week for ages 6–60 are $20; $15 for seniors ages 60 and older; and $15 for ages 5–8. General passes do not include a ride ticket. Membership passes are $20 and are for Hocking County residents only.

Sunday, Sept. 12

Admission is free Sunday.

7 a.m.–noon — Swine arrival

8 a.m.–4 p.m. — Horse arrival

11 a.m.–2 p.m. — Sheep arrival

2–6 p.m. — Beef arrival

Jr. Fair large livestock and horses enter through Norwood Avenue gate; all market animals must be weighed as they are unloaded; all animals must be checked in within their respective arrival time.

9 a.m.–5 p.m. — Commercial booth setup at Art Hall, must be completed by 5 p.m.

9 a.m. — Garden tractor pull at the ARAB/Lewellen’s Grandstand

10 a.m.–3 p.m. — Jr. Fair booth judging (Youth Center closed)

11 a.m.–4 p.m. — Sr. Fair entries in Art Hall, all departments accepted (no entries accepted after 4 p.m.)

7 p.m. — Jr. Fair Royalty Contests at the DQ of Logan Show Arena, sponsored by the Senior Fair Board and Hocking Hills Messenger

Monday, Sept. 13 — Official opening day and Rocky Brands Day

8 a.m. — Jr. Fair small animal show at the DQ of Logan Show Arena

9 a.m. — Official opening of 2021 Hocking County Fair

9 a.m. — Art entries judged

9 a.m. — Jr. Fair horse show at the Horse Show Arena

9 a.m. — Jr. Fair rabbits (pets, breeding and showmanship) at the DQ of Logan Show Arena

1 p.m. — Grange booths judged, Art Hall

5 p.m. — Jr. Fair sheep show at the DQ of Logan Show Arena

6 p.m. — Bake sale auction at the Eagles Shelter House

7 p.m. — Persuaded, an Ohio Southern Gospel trio according to its Facebook page, at the Eagles Shelter House

8 p.m. — Julia Neville, a local country music Nashville recording artist (according to her website), at the ARAB/Lewellen’s Grandstand

Tuesday, Sept. 14 — Walmart of Logan Day

9 a.m. — Jr. Fair poultry show at the DQ of Logan Show Arena

4:30 p.m. — Jr. Fair dairy cattle show at the DQ of Logan Show Arena

5 p.m. — Jr. Fair goat show at the DQ of Logan Show Arena

5 p.m. — Logan Marching Chieftains at the Eagles Shelter House

7 p.m. — Tough Track at the ARAB/Lewellen’s Grandstand

8–10 p.m. — Shawn Burgett at the Eagles Shelter House

Wednesday, Sept. 15 — Hocking Hills Banking Center Day

9 a.m. — Alpaca and llama show at the DQ of Logan Show Arena

5 p.m. — Jr. Fair market swine show at the DQ of Logan Show Arena

8 p.m. — Three Chords and a Beer, a classic rock band according to its Facebook page, at the Eagles Shelter House

8 p.m. — Fast Traxx MotoCross at the ARAB/Lewellen’s Grandstand

Thursday, Sept. 16 — Senior Citizens and Veterans Day, sponsored by Scenic Hills Senior Center

All seniors ages 60 and older and all veterans admitted free with ID until 3 p.m.

9 a.m. — Jr. Fair meat rabbit show at the DQ of Logan Show Arena

4 p.m. — Sale cards for all large and small animals (except beef) due in the fair office

5 p.m. — Jr. Fair beef show at the DQ of Logan Show Arena

7 p.m. — AutoCross at the ARAB/Lewellen’s Grandstand

7–9 p.m. — Eric Sanson at the Eagles Shelter House

Friday, Sept. 17 — Chief Logan FFA Day

All ages 18 and younger admitted free until 3 p.m.

7 a.m.–noon — Non-market rabbits and goats released; release form required

9 a.m. — Jr. Fair beef sale cards must be turned in to fair office

9 a.m. — Jr. Fair horse show at the Horse Show Arena

9 a.m. — Youth showmanship for ages 5–8 at the DQ of Logan Show Arena; pre-registration required

11 a.m. — Sr. Fair beef show at the DQ of Logan Show Arena

Noon — Children’s cake decorating contests and games at the Eagles Shelter House

4–6 p.m. — Cody Martin memorial truck pull at the ARAB/Lewellen’s Grandstand; money raised goes to a scholarship fund

6 p.m. — Truck and tractor pull at the ARAB/Lewellen’s Grandstand

6 p.m. — Jr. Fair small animal sale at the DQ of Logan Show Arena

8 p.m. — Artista Rock School at the Eagles Shelter House

10 p.m.–2 a.m. — Non-market beef released; release form required

Saturday, Sept. 18 — 98.3 SAM FM Radio Day

7 a.m.–noon — Non-market sheep released; release form required

1–5 p.m. — Election of fair directors at the fair office side entrance

2 p.m. — Kiddie pedal pull at the Eagles Shelter House

5 p.m. — Jr. Fair large animal sale at the DQ of Logan Show Arena

6 p.m. — Power wheels derby (kicking off demolition derby) at the ARAB/Lewellen’s Show Arena; for ages 4-8; helmet required; battery must be nothing bigger than a garden tractor battery, according to a Hocking County Fair Track&Events Facebook group post

6:30 p.m. — Garden tractor/bone stock at the ARAB/Lewellen’s Show Arena; rules can be found online at www.facebook.com/groups/2199185037595702/posts/2199424294238443/

7 p.m. — Youth class, 50-year older (stock only), mini-cars (stock only), V-8 (stock only) at the ARAB/Lewellen’s Grandstand

8 p.m. — Abbie Miller at the Eagles Shelter House

According to a Hocking County Fair Track&Events Facebook group post, contact Brent Bownes at (740) 808-2163 with questions about the demolition derby or for rule questions Bryan Bownes at (740) 808-4436.

Sunday, Sept. 19

9 a.m.–noon — Displays, entries and booths released from Art Hall

1–3 p.m. — Jr. Fair booths released from youth center

Scheduling information was obtained from Facebook posts by the Hocking County Agricultural Society, and Fair Secretary Jessica Dicken. The aforementioned active Facebook group Hocking County Fair Track&Events has more up-to-date information on events and activities and can be found at www.facebook.com/groups

/2199185037595702/. Events are subject to change.

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