May 28, 2024

Bingo-ween was recently held at the Meigs County Fairgrounds. Photo by Carrie Rose.

Fairgrounds Busy with Recent Activities

ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio – While the 2021 fair has come and gone, the Meigs County Fairgrounds have been a hub of activity with several events taking place.

Something new for the fairgrounds this year was a haunted house. Organizers had the idea of creating a fun event in the area while also helping with a good cause, Bitanga’s Breakathon which this year focuses on creating a fund for heart screening clinics for local students. In four short days, Scare at the Meigs County Fair was created. The haunted house was held inside the junior fair display building. Attendees made their way through the spooky building greeted by animatronics, props, and people whose goal was to give a little scare to those who were brave enough to walk through. The haunted house was originally set up to run one weekend but because of the demand, two more days were added the following weekend. Event organizers report that nearly 1,000 people went through the haunted house. The proceeds from this event are being split with half going to Bitanga’s Breakathon and the other to the Meigs County Fair Board. Organizers plan to make this an annual event and look forward to seeing everyone next year.

On Thursday, October 21, Loyalty Is Forever teamed up with the Meigs County Fair Board and held the Bingo-ween fundraiser event. The event was presale tickets only and was a complete sell out. Those in attendance tried their luck to win a designer purse. Door prizes were donated by local businesses, 4-H clubs, FFA Chapters, and individuals. Serving concessions at the event was the Meigs County Jr. Fair Board. The Big Bend Beardsmen Club also helped with the event. Both the Senior and Junior Fair Board members expressed gratitude to Loyalty Is Forever, all of the volunteers, businesses, individuals, and organizations that helped with the event and those who attended.  Fair Board treasurer Tara Roberts said, “We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.”

The weekend of October 23-24, the grounds and buildings were filled with vendors set up for the October Meigs County Trade Days event. Vendors from the surrounding area displayed their crafts and treasures. In conjunction with the Trade Days weekend, there was a Halloween Campout. Those camping participated in games and events throughout the weekend which included such activities as a scavenger hunt, chili cook-off, costume contest and Trick-or-treat.

The last event for Meigs County Trade Days is a Christmas Craft Bazaar that will be held on November 27 in the Rutland Bottle Gas and Grange Buildings at the fairgrounds. The booth fee is $25 and tables are available for rent for the day. Also, there are spaces available outside if vendors are interested in setting up their own canopies, outside space fees are $15. Concessions will be available onsite as well. For more information, contact Tara  at 740-416-5506, or Wendi at 740-416-4015.