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The Great Geauga County Fairbook for 2016

2016 Premium Book

Printed fairbooks will be available and mailed out after June 1, 2016

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Entry Forms - Entry Deadline Wednesday, August 10, 2016:

Below are the options for entering:

  1. Mail your entry forms to P.O. Box 402, Burton, Ohio 44021
  2. Drop-off entry forms at fair office 14373 N. Cheshire Street, Burton, Ohio 44021
  3. Enter online - read Online Entries below.
    Online entries close on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

New to the Fair? Please click on the links below for information:

ENTERING ONLINE - Deadline for Fair Entry Wednesday, Auqust 10, 2016

Please read and follow the instructions below before entering online:

  1. Review the rules and classes of the departments you plan on entering by downloading Fairbook above.
  2. You MUST purchase an exhibitor's ticket unless Jr. class. Make sure you click on the ticket tab to select your exhibitor ticket - only 1 may be purchased. An animal exhibitor must purchase a $25 exhibitor ticket or membership ticket.
  3. You may only make one entry per class for non-animal entries.
  4. Junior Fair (4-H Youth) can not enter online - you must bring blue forms to the fair office to register.
  5. Deadline for entries is August 10, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
  6. Read the information below then click on Online Entries button.
online entry for 2016 fair - deadline for entry wednesday august 10, 2016

Information on Entering Exhibits in the Geauga County Fair:

The Great Geauga County Fair is Ohio's oldest continuous county fair and one of the oldest existing agricultural fairs in the nation. Preparations are now underway and all area residents are invited to plan to enter their exhibits.

New in 2016 & Reminders

  • Drop off time for Artwork and Photography IN THE FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT (SECTIONS 8, 10 & 11) HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO
    SUNDAY, AUGUST 28 FROM 9 A.M. - 2 P.M. AND MONDAY, AUGUST 29 FROM 9 A.M. TO 4 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 30, 2016 from 12 Noon to 9 p.m.
  • The following Departments have ADDED OR DELETED classes from 2015: Domestic Arts, Flowers, Antiques, Maple, Ponies, Baked Goods, Beef 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.
  • Entry Deadline is Wednesday, August 10, 2016. All entries must be in or postmarked by this date.
  • 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 10,000 exhibits in 2014

Since 1823, residents of Geauga County and beyond of all ages have been active participants and enthusiastic supporters of the Fair. In 2014, over 10,000 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 Secretary's 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. Many departments also offer special classes for entries by children.

Find Printed Entry Forms

The official Fair Premium Book, listing the rules, regulations, descriptions and forms for each Fair department and class, are available through the Fair Secretary's office at 14373 N Cheshire St, Burton, Oh 44021, Wednesdays only from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. until August when it is open Monday through Friday. Premium books are also available at all branches of the Geauga County Public Library and Burton Public Library.

The Great Geauga County Fair has been sponsored since its inception by the Geauga County Agricultural Society, a non-profit group, and is the oldest continuously operating organization in the county. The Fair's Board of Directors represents each of Geauga's sixteen townships with five directors elected-at-large. Any Geauga county resident 21 years of age or older may apply for membership in the Society. A special Junior Fair, offering membership on the Junior Fair Board, and representing 4-H, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Farm Bureau, Grange, Future Farmers of America and Geauga Horse and Pony, also is held for area youths during the Fair.


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