The Greene County Fair — the oldest fair west of the Alleghenies — includes a special bonus this year. And it’s the last day to soak it all in.
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Today, Saturday, Aug. 3, the fair is holding a special #GreeneStrong event to support Greene County residents who were impacted by the Memorial Day tornadoes.
“On Saturday (Aug. 3), we’ve discounted our admissions down to $4 instead of $6 and are donating a dollar to support the people of Greene County,” said Dan Bullen, fair board president. “The ride company is also taking one dollar for every ride band they sell and donating it.”
All contributions will go to Greene Giving — Greene County Community Foundation.
The fair opened Sunday, July 28, and runs through today at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Xenia.
The gates open at 8 a.m. and close at 10 p.m.
Today, the admission is $4. The fair is free for children under 9 with a paying adult.
RIDE HOURS AND PRICES
Rides will open at 1 p.m. today.
Ride wristbands are $18.
Individual tickets cost $1.50, and each ride takes an average of two to three tickets.
Other special events include truck and tractor pulls, ATV races, and the High Flying Pages, a trapeze act. This year, the fair will also offer a pond where people can fish.
• Saturday, Aug. 3 at 4 p.m. — ATV / Truck Drag Races (Practice at 2 p.m.)
Fair officials are hoping for a larger turnout this year after poor weather for three days deterred the fair’s performance last year.
“Last year, we had about 55,000 people so we’re hoping to have a higher turnout,” Bullen said. “We can do better but it all depends on the weather. It all depends on what Mother Nature throws at us.”
More information on the Greene County Fair is located at the fair’s website, greenecountyfairgrounds.com.
WANT TO GO?
What: Greene County Fair
When: July 28 to Aug. 3
Where: Greene County Fairgrounds & Expo Center, 120 Fairground Road, Xenia
Cost: Daily admission is $6