Food, fun, family, friends and entertainment are the winning combination for the Sandusky County Fair, located at Fremont.
The annual event is a celebration marking the end of summer. It is a feast of sight, sound and aroma that combine to give the exciting elixir found only at the county fair.
The first fair was held in 1852 and included livestock, mechanical exhibits, and homemaker arts.
For the past 150 years, fairgoers have been treated to the best the county has had to offer from field and factory. Add to that a wonderful mix of food concessions and an interesting commercial display from a wide variety of businesses. Don’t forget the amusement rides and the grandstand entertainment.
The Sandusky County Junior Fair became an integral portion of the county fair after the turn of the century when the various youth organizations were begun. Junior Fair exhibits include livestock and projects from 4-H, FFA, Scouting and Campfire organizations.
It has provided a lively contribution to each year’s fair.
Amusement concessions have become bigger, faster, and louder through the years. Young children enjoy the kiddie park while older children and adults obtain thrills on the wilder mechanical rides.
Bright colored flashing lights, the sound of generators mixed with midway music, the shrieks of fright followed by relieved laughter, and the smell of freshly fried food, popcorn or cotton candy compete with the senses.
Throughout the fairgrounds are people: fairgoers of all ages, vendors, concessionaires, volunteers, employees, and fairboard directors.