Richland Nation Truthful provides household enjoyable for all

When somebody mentions the Richland County Truthful, it’s exhausting to not immediately have your mouth begin watering and really feel the thrill in your abdomen.


The Richland County Truthful will open its gates on August 6 and can run by way of August 12. The honest will characteristic quite a lot of points of interest, leisure, livestock, present animals, meals and greater than ever earlier than, so let’s ensure you have all the data for a tremendous honest expertise.

This yr marks the 173rd yr for the honest–the inaugural occasion was held in 1850 and has been a staple in the neighborhood ever since. Cory Myers, Senior Truthful Board Member & Equine Council Member, stated his household has been concerned with the honest for many years.

“I grew up taking part within the honest commonly. My grandfather, George Myers, was one of many first individuals to point out draft horses on the Richland County Truthful and my father, Dave Myers, has been concerned with the honest for the reason that Fifties,” Myers stated.

The Myers household isn’t alone. Most of the exhibitors on the honest this yr have been taking part for many years.


“Individuals love our honest, many exhibitors come from out of city simply to take part. Everybody concerned actually cares concerning the atmosphere right here on the honest. We create an important household environment,” Myers stated.

Shelby graduate Bailey Walter is proven right here with Rue and City, breeding doe goats who’re getting ready for the Richland County Truthful.

One of many highlights of this yr’s honest can be that your “basic gate” admission ticket may also offer you entry to the nightly grandstand occasions. This can be a change from earlier years which the Board hopes will enable extra individuals to take part in these thrilling actions. This yr the grandstand productions will embrace harness racing. On Sunday and Monday, rodeo adopted by nation live performance with native artists “Jeff Stauffer and the Band” and “Emily Raff and the Ladies Evening Out” on Wednesday, OSTPA tractor pull on Thursday, motocross on Friday and concludes on Saturday with the demolition derby. These occasions are positive to thrill and excite you, whether or not you’re a fan of velocity, ability or spectacle.

Another excuse to go to the honest this yr is to see the wonderful tasks and animals that the native 4H and FFA members have ready. You may admire the creativity and exhausting work of those younger individuals, who’ve raised livestock, grown crops, made crafts and extra. It’s also possible to work together with a few of the animals and be taught extra about them. This can be a nice alternative for kids to get near nature and respect the variety of life and the work that goes into sustaining it.

The Richland County Truthful strives to be a spot of schooling. Many individuals will make their method over to the Vintage Constructing to survey antiques and tractors gathered by collectors all through our county and past. This yr’s characteristic is Pre-World Warfare II all makes and fashions. Kids and adults alike will like to look again into the previous by way of this exhibit.

Along with these points of interest, the Richland County Truthful will host quite a lot of specialists who share their experience by way of shows, occasions, shows and cubicles overlaying the whole lot from agriculture and beekeeping to studying about native wildlife.

This yr Youngsters Zone incorporates a Firefighter Present geared toward entertaining and educating kids on fireplace security, Andy Rotz’s Wild West Present and Rufus the Dufus Magic Present.

After all, no honest is full with out scrumptious meals and enjoyable rides. You may deal with your self to a few of the honest favorites, reminiscent of corn canines, funnel muffins, cotton sweet and extra. It’s also possible to have a blast on the carnival rides, which vary from mild to thrilling. There are rides for all ages and preferences, so everybody can have an excellent time. Rides function, climate allowing, starting at 12:00 p.m. every day. Youngsters day is Wednesday with half worth experience bands from midday till 4.

The Richland County Fairgrounds will quickly endure some capital enhancements.

The Richland County Truthful is a good place for households to spend some high quality time collectively this summer season. Yow will discover a day that fits your schedule and price range, as there are particular reductions for senior residents, members of the armed forces and even a youngsters day with particular wristbands for the rides.

It’s also possible to test the web site for extra info on the schedule of occasions, points of interest and tickets. Don’t miss this opportunity to have some healthful household enjoyable on the honest!

For extra info, contact:

Richland County Truthful

750 N. Dwelling Rd

Mansfield, Ohio 44903

(419) 747-3717