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09/24 -- Dover man visits all 88 Ohio county fairs over a two-year run -- As much as everyone loves a fair, perhaps no one loves them more than John Lyons of Dover. Over a two-year period, he visited every single one of the 88 Ohio county fairs. Lyons said that when he retired from the Timken Co. in 2015, he knew he was going to need something to keep him busy. In mulling it over, he realized how much he enjoyed going to fairs and decided to see how many he could attend that year. He managed 44, half of the number of counties in Ohio. The next summer, he mapped out the remaining 44 and visited them all . . . more -->

09/21 -- Yolo County Fair CEO retires after 31 years -- With the Yolo County Fair less than 24 hours away, Fair CEO Rita Moore was driving around the fairgrounds in a golf cart along with staff and volunteers to make sure everything was in place Tuesday afternoon. This isn’t like the other years Moore has been preparing for opening day. This is her last year as Fair CEO. After 31 years of working for the Yolo County Fair she is saying goodbye to the love of her life . . . more -->

09/20 -- Volunteers lead recycling efforts at Ashland County Fair -- It was drizzling at 8 a.m. Monday when Sandra Tunnell arrived at the Ashland County Fairgrounds. Aside from the livestock barns, where students and families were already feeding and grooming their animals, the fairgrounds was mostly desolate. Tunnell is among a small but dedicated group of volunteers working to make sure recycling is available throughout fair week . . . more -->

09/18 -- The Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition and DJ Nacho Productions Aid The Carolinas by Hosting a Hurricane Florence Relief Drive -- The Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition and DJ Nacho Productions have teamed up to help those dealing with the effects of Hurricane Florence in North and South Carolina. They will be collecting relief supplies to assist individuals and families impacted by the storm from Tuesday, September 18 through September 20, 2018, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Arnold Hall, located at the fairgrounds, 10901 SW 24 St. (Coral Way) . . . more -->

09/17 -- Brett Eldredge Talks Meaning of Hat Received at IA State Fair -- Something very special happened at this summer's Iowa State Fair and, thanks to Brett Eldredge, it's now coming to light. Brett performed a free afternoon show on the grandstand stage at the fair on August 14. It was a show that was for members of the Iowa Farm Bureau and their families, those lucky enough to get tickets anyway . . . more -->

09/17 -- Donations needed for animals displaced by Hurricane Florence -- Donations for animals displaced by Hurricane Florence are being accepted at the North Carolina State Fair Grounds located at 1025 Blue Ridge Boulevard in Raleigh. In a Facebook post, Peak Lab Rescue announced they were in need of volunteers and donations for the affected animals . . . more -->

09/17 -- East Texas State Fair announces new security measures -- The East Texas State Fair announced new security measures on Sunday regarding items allowed onto the grounds that will take effect this year. The fair also announced that metal detector wands and bag searches will be used to to aid in the enforcement of these new regulations, which aim at keeping hazardous items off of the grounds. Items were broken down into three categories: prohibited, restricted, and allowed . . . more -->

09/17 -- Major changes coming to Houston County Fair (TN) -- The Houston County Fair has evolved over its 12-year tenure, and this year there’s a major change in the fair infrastructure at the Purdue Fairgrounds on in Erin. Also, the fair has gained a mascot, Houston the Hereford, who is overseeing the changes while generating some online enthusiasm for the fair Sept. 19-22 . . . more -->

09/13 -- 'We’re moving fast:' Aggressive Nashville fairgrounds reconstruction timeline set after MLS stadium approval -- It's full speed ahead for the transformation of Nashville's fairgrounds following the Metro Council's approval last week of a $275 million Major League Soccer stadium project. Project leaders updated the Metro fair board Tuesday on the path forward following a series of four decisive votes last week for different components of a new 30,500-seat stadium at the fairgrounds and the reconstruction of existing buildings elsewhere on site . . . more -->

09/13 -- Record-breaking year of happiness at Eastern Idaho State Fair -- For the last 116 years, people from all over the region have traveled far and wide to enjoy the Eastern Idaho State Fair. This year, over 248,000 people (up from 2017’s record of 239,448) showed up to enjoy the nine-day event, making this the most attended event in the history of the fair. The theme this year, Happy Together, reminded people that the largest event in Eastern Idaho is meant to be experienced with a variety of friends and loved ones . . . more -->