Rides are part of the fun this summer during fair season. The Greene County Fair will be no exception. Pictured here are rides at The 167th Montgomery County Fair earlier this month. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER
Photo: Tom Gilliam
Photo: Tom Gilliam

Today is your last chance to catch the Greene County Fair — including a discounted admission to benefit tornado victims

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“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.

FAIR BASICS

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.

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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.

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Kids enjoy the rides at last year’s Greene County Fair.
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FAIR FUN

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.

Grandstand Events

• Saturday, Aug. 3 at 4 p.m. — ATV / Truck Drag Races (Practice at 2 p.m.)

Devon Morris was determined to get his Black Angus bull Pete into the stanchion at the Greene County Fair which runs through August 3 at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Xenia. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
Photo: Ty Greenlees/Ty Greenlees

HIGH HOPES

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

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