Hancock fair is fun for all

Some “oldtime” fun is set for this weekend at Tomlinson Run State Park.

At almost 90 years old, the Hancock County Oldtime Fair has carried a sense of pride and tradition for the county and its residents, relying more on local history and community spirit than large, flashy rides and attractions one might be used to seeing at other fairs and festivals.

Much of the Hancock County Oldtime Fair harkens back to the area’s agrarian heritage, with tractor games, a baked goods auction, a pie-eating contest and a car show. Food and craft vendors will be lined up around the fair grounds near the park’s pool.

Admission also keeps it simple, with people able to get in Friday night in exchange for the donation of a non-perishable food item, and only $1 per person Saturday and Sunday.

Some new features of this year’s fair are a bike night on Friday, and the touch a truck event on Saturday. This year’s fair also will see the return of the Children’s Favorite Pet Contest. A 5K also is set for Saturday morning, organized by Hancock County’s 4-H Teen Leaders Club, with proceeds to provide scholarships for 4-H summer camp.

The Hancock County Oldtime Fair is another of our wonderful community events, allowing residents to enjoy time with their families and friends while seeing some of what the Ohio Valley has to offer for all.

We encourage everyone to take some time to attend.

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