Fulton County Fair
The Fulton County Fair, one of Ohio's grandest occasions, sits near the northern edge of Wauseon at the Ohio Turnpike exit. Each year the event attracts locals and tourists to the fairgrounds, filling the ample parking lots to capacity. The fair week, including the Labor Day weekend, celebrates the county's rural heritage and a local economy that is building for the future.
The barns and display areas fill with Four H and FFA club members who are busy preparing their animals for show and their projects for display. The harness racing heritage, still a mainstay for the fair, appears twice in the fair schedule. Live entertainment fills the grandstands in the evenings, and amusement rides traverse the central avenue of the fairgrounds. The horse barns, cattle barns, sheep barns, and pig barns greet the arriving public at the South Entrance while on the North Entrance, the Fulton County Historical Society buildings and the merchant buildings await their returning guests.
There is something for everyone at the Fulton County Fair; livestock showings, carnival rides, warm freshly-fried Wauseon Band donuts, grilled chicken, cotton candy, horse shoe competition and a special gathering place to honor those who have been married for a golden 50 years. Every day is packed with events from performances at the Gospel Tent to a Demolition Derby, horse racing, and judging of the jams, jellies, cakes, vegetables and fruits. The fair is a traditional feast for the senses that brings the people of the county to celebrate together in the last days of summer.