Some oldtime fun at Hancock fair

Some oldtime fun will be found at Tomlinson Run State Park this weekend with the return of the Hancock County Oldtime Fair.

Since it was chartered in 1930, the fair has brought a sense of pride and tradition for Hancock County and its residents, relying more on local history and community spirit than the flashy rides and attractions of similar events.

Beginning with the annual tractor parade Friday, the fair will run through Sunday with a variety of activities for young and old, much of it reflecting the area’s agrarian past with cooking competitions, tractor games, a cornhole tournament and the annual Barnyard Olympics among the yearly lineup.

Even the prices harken to simpler times, with free parking and admission of only $1 per person Saturday and Sunday. On Friday, admission is a donation of a non-perishable item to the F.I.S.H. food pantry.

Visitors can expect to see and hear much this weekend, with live musical entertainment scheduled throughout, numerous vendors showcasing selections of food, arts and crafts and more.

The Hancock County Oldtime Fair is a true sign of the changing of seasons in the Ohio Valley.

It is a time to get out and enjoy some of what the area has to offer, while spending time with family and friends.