The Washington County Fair features all the classics such as fried food, messy elephant ears and cotton candy, fun rides, and also live animals! It is a time when families can spend a day watching the animals and also different events that they have throughout the week. There are demolition derbies, tractor pulls, even a featured County Artist that performs every year.
Washington County Fair
922 Front Street
Marietta, Ohio 45750
There is RV camping available at the Washington County Fair. Camping is on the Honor System. Envelopes can be picked up at the Fair Board office to the right of the double glass doors and deposited in the drop box, same location.
Whether you enjoy the comforts of a cozy RV, or setting up a tent in an out of the way rustic camp site, you will find what you are looking for in the southern Ohio area. Leith Run is a popular site for campers to spend a few nights under the stars at Wayne National Forest, Ohio’s only national forest. Enjoy horseback riding, kayaking, canoeing and other outdoor activities before gathering around the campfire with a cup of hot cocoa in hand.
Of course, you’ll obviously need an RV in the first place to go RV camping near the fair. Fortunately for you, RVshare has plenty of great RV rental options. Do a search now to find your ideal rig
Extend your visit with a night out on the town. Book a room at the Hackett Hotel, located in Marietta’s entrainment district. Each of the rooms in this cool boutique hotel features antique décor and are named after an influential Marietta figure, sending you back in time to the early 1900s. Enjoy dinner on the patio at the Galley Restaurant and let loose on the dance floor at the Adelphia Music Hall.
With multiple options available, finding your ideal hotel room in Washington County is no trouble at all.
Directions from South I-77
Take exit 6 (Lower Salem), turn right onto State Route 821 and go approximately 2 1/2 miles to a stop light. Turn left at the stop light onto State Route 60. Follow State Route 60 (South) for approximately 1 1/2 miles (you will go thru 2 traffic lights). Before you get to the 3rd stop light, turn right onto Front Street. The fairgrounds will be on your right. Take the 2nd right into the Main Entrance of the fairgrounds.
Directions from North I-77
Take exit 1 and stay to the right which will bring you onto Pike Street. Follow Pike Street to Greene Street. You will have gone thru 3 traffic lights. When you get to the 4th traffic light, stay in the middle lane and proceed thru the lighjt and the road turns into Greene Street. Turn Right onto Second Street. You will take Second Street all the way to the Fairgronds which is approximately 9 blocks.
All vehicles will be parked in either the golf driving range rage area on the east side of the Fair Grounds, off Fair Avenue. Parking is free.
Season Ticket (Open Class Exhibitors under 18 years or out-of-county residents) Grandstand included – Not good on rides $30.00
Membership Ticket (Entities Washington County Residents 18 years and over to vote at the annual election) Grandstand included – Not good on rides $30.00
Jr. Fair Wristband (Jr. Fair Exhibitors) Grandstand included – Not good on rides $5.00
Daily Admission (4 year and under FREE) Grandstand included – Good on Rides $10.00
Ride Stamp (Available for anyone who has a Membership / Season pass or Jr. Fair wrist band) (Available alongside the Fair Board Office) All Day Stamp $5.00
If you plan to head to the Washington County Fair this year, we’d love for you to share your stories and photos with us. Send them over to [email protected]!
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