195th Great Geauga County Fair set to kick off
Event will include new, classic entertainment
Dubbed the “grand finale” highlighting Geauga County’s summer, the Great Geauga County Fair, synonymous with Labor Day Weekend, has once again come around, with new and classic attractions and entertainment.
The fair, in its 195th year, begins Aug. 31 and runs through Sept. 4 at the 150acre Geauga County Fairgrounds, located at 14373 N. Cheshire St. in Burton Township.
Free admission is being offered until noon on Aug. 31. A $5 gate admission from noon to closing follows.
Sept. 1 is Senior Day and Veterans Day, with admission free for fairgoers 65 and older and veterans.
Sept. 4 is Family Day, with half-priced ride wristbands.
The fair is expected to attract more than 200,000 people over the five-day period.
In addition to fair staples like horse shows, contests, demolition derbies, pig races, magic shows, truck and tractor pulls, and live music, attendees can look forward to a couple of new attractions: the High Flying Pages, a Myakka City, Florida-based family troupe aerial act; and country music duo Branch & Dean. The Broken Horn Rodeo show will take place on Labor Day at 3 p.m.
Mark Nolan of Cleveland 19 News will oversee the fair’s popular chicken flying contest.
Daredevil motorcyclists and an animal comedy presentation also will entertain visitors.
The fair, of course, also will have more than 13,000 exhibits; over 2,000 animals and hundreds of commercial displays and vendors, in addition to food, games and the eighth annual Diaper Dash. Parking is free. Visit www.geaugafair. com for more information.
After getting a great view of the Geauga County Fairgrounds in Burton, riders on the Shock Drop react as they fall back to the ground, Sept. 1, 2014.
The Geauga County Fairgrounds are packed with people on Sept. 1, 2014.