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Washington County Fair

Marietta, Ohio

Sep 05 2021 - Sep 08 2021

Price: $10-$30

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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.

LOCATION

Washington County Fair
922 Front Street
Marietta, Ohio 45750

RVING AT THE EVENT

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.

  • Year-Round Camping: $35.00/night per camper
  • $125/week or $ 450/month
  • Spots on asphalt available
  • Approximately 100 hook-ups with electric (30 amp service) and water in our main campgrounds (located at the back of the fairgrounds)
  • Full hook-ups available (30 amp & 50 amp service) at each pole with water and sewer drop.
  • Full hook-ups are located on the blacktop at the front of our fairgrounds.
  • Camping is available year-round, however, water is shut off to all outside sources from November 1 thru April 30 each year.
  • Reservations are required for the Washington County Fair Camping (held Labor Day weekend) and the Sternwheel Festival (weekend after Labor Day) or for Group Camping.

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

WHERE TO STAY

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.

HOW TO GET THERE

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.

PARKING

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.
Exceptions:

  • Fair board members (Junior and Senior) may park their vehicles inside the fairgrounds.
  • Horse Judges may park inside the race track, but are asked to come in through the Cattle Barn Gate.

TICKETS & PRICING

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 

WRAP UP

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]!

Please note, this is not the official source of the event information. While we try to be as comprehensive as possible, some details may have changed since the time this article was written. Please confirm final details with the official event page.