General Admission - Rides Free - $8 Exhibitors (Season Ticket) - $20 Senior Citizen (Thursday Only) - $3 (no rides) Membership ( Adult County Resident Only) - $22 Jr. Fair Exhibitor - $2 Age 2 and under free admission (To ride rides must purchase from the ride company a $4.00 ride bracelet) *Mechanical Rides All Day w/Season, Membership/Jr. Fair Ticket - $4
Wilmington, Ohio is a mixture of old town charm, a college town, and new shopping section East of town. I had a little difficulty finding the fairgrounds and Lottie was quick to let me know I was going the wrong way on a one-way street. We were visiting the Clinton Co. Fair and our adopted daughter (she doesn't know) Greta Gray. Greta is a new fair board director in Clinton County. They had beautiful weather and seemed to have good attendance the day we were there. Greta and Mike her husband took us on a tour of the fairgrounds and we met some of the people who work at the fair. David Drake has the soft ice cream concession there and at the Brown Co. Fair. Lottie enjoyed a delicious hot fudge sundae from his booth.
Let's get started planning the Little State Fair. We went to Columbus again for the Ohio Fair Manager Association convention. Three days of classes on different problems, new laws to understand, and suggestions on improving our fair. While going around and talking to different vendors my wife got to shake hands with Arnold Schwarzenegger. He was in Columbus for his Iron Man show and stopped by to see the Convention Center. As he was leaving someone behind me said ( I'll be back) and got a big laugh from everyone. The Fair Manager's want to thank Mac Tool for their donation of a tool box and the Brown Co. Bee Keepers for their basket of honey products.
Charlie was a man that had a passion for life. Always with a smile and there to help in whatever way he could. . He was a school teacher for 37 years, retiring from Williamsburg Local School in 1997. He was a member of the Fairview Church and the Farm Bureau.
He was a true fan of the UC Bearcats, his grandchildren’s biggest fan and the Friday night chauffer for the dinner group. Charlie’s passion for The Belgian Draft Horse, shared by Amy and Jeff and other members of the family and friends, was visible to all, especially at the Brown County Fair. Saturday at the Brown County Fair was a day that he treasured and looked forward to year after year. It meant a day spent with those beautiful Belgian Horses, family, friends and exhibitors at his favorite county fair. Clean’ em up, put on the harness, hook’em and drive those Belgians, that kind of day was a day that Charlie truly enjoyed.
In Charlie’s memory, we the ones that share his passion of the draft horse, will drive on.
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This year starts out with Tuesday evening entertainment that includes Chris Higbee and The Kentucky Headhunters then ends on Saturday with our Talent Show. I still can remember that young man from Chicago singing Opera to a stunned full house in the Danny Gray Building a couple years back. It has been a very successful addition to the Brown Co. Fair. The Entertainment Schedule was completed by Bob Hardyman.