Summit County Fair a go, pending approval

Online ticket sales, no Open Class departments due to pandemic

Lynette Mosley and Mallory Marinin, both 15, of Ravenna, enjoy the Sizzler ride at the Summit County Fair. Pending approval from the Summit County Health Department, this year's fair will take place with minor changes.

TALLMADGE – Pending approval from the Summit County Health Department, the Summit County Fair will take place this summer

The Summit County Agricultural Society of Ohio Board of Directors, which met Wednesday, will submit a plan to the county health department. The 2020 fair days will be July 29 through Aug. 2.

“The Board of Directors voted to have a full but slightly modified 2020 fair,” the board stated in a letter posted Thursday.

The plan still calls for the traditional fair highlights, such as food and commercial vendors, two ground act shows with multiple daily shows, and amusement rides. Grandstand events will include Motocross, Demolition Derby, truck pulls and tractor pulls. All Junior Fair projects, judging, market auction, horse pulls, the antique tractor display also will be included.

The one major omission will be the Open Class Departments, stated the board of directors.

“Due to the restrictions and to limit traffic for patrons, we will not be opening our Open Class Departments for 2020,” stated the letter. “This decision was not easy for our board, but we wanted the Junior Fair youth to be able to participate in full capacity.”

All admission and grandstand tickets will be sold online this year, to relieve que lines. For details and guidelines, check the Summit County Agrigultural Society’s Facebook page, or visit the Summit County Fair’s website at online.