April 19, 2024

Karen Lodwick's woven basket earned Best of Show in the Domestic Arts at the 2022 Meigs County Fair.

ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio – The total number of open class entries for the Meigs County Fair is up this year.

The Meigs County Fair received 2,568 open class entries this past Friday and Saturday at the fairgrounds. The total number of entries were up from last year by 155, according to fair board secretary Debbie Watson.

The numbers by department are:

  • dairy – 23
  • beef – 19
  • sheep – 9
  • poultry – 7
  • farm crops – 305
  • hay show – 20
  • flower show – 1106
  • domestic arts – 178
  • painting – 95
  • photography – 465
  • baking and canning – 291
  • Grange – 2
  • antique display – 32
  • Little Miss and Mister – 7
  • Pretty Baby Contest – 9

Farm crop entries in 2022 were only 192, but this year they are 305. Other areas have seen increased numbers including photography and antique displays. Last year the number of hay show entries was down to four, but this year 20 are listed as entering.

Not everyone that enters actually shows at the fair, but organizers are hoping to see as many entries show as entered.

Judging for some of the entries takes place before the fair, while others are held during the fair.

Little Miss and Mister interviews are held the Saturday before the fair. Little Miss and Mister are named along with the rest of the royalty following the Junior Fair parade on Sunday, August 13.

For more information on the Meigs County Fair, go to themeigscountyfair.com.