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(Watch our interview *above* with Pickaway Fair Board President Von Cremeans)
The Pickaway County Fair is ready for its June 19-26 run at the Pickaway Agriculture and Event Center in Circleville.
Activities take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 19th-20th, but the official first day for the fair is Monday, June 21st when opening ceremonies will take place. Amusement rides will be running by Monday evening. Harness racing will be at noon June 19th and 20th.
Admission will be charged starting Monday morning, which is also the same day as the animal shows begin.
Von Cremeans, President of Pickaway County Senior Fair Board says the livestock exhibits should be more numerous this year. He said that includes steers, which have not seen an increase for years, according to Cremeans.
Rabbits are typically the largest livestock exhibits at Pickaway County Fair, numbering about 400.
Cremeans says the livestock auction on June 26th will be based on packer bid price, plus the premium bid on the sales.
One of the other improvements this year is the parking lot, which Cremeans says has been graveled. That means no more wet grass or mud to walk through after rains- when heading into the main entrance.
While the COVID-19 pandemic is slowing down, hand sanitizers on the grounds will be a permanent fixture, as Cremeans says there is always a need to limit the spread of other types of disease between the various animal breeds. Masks will be optional for spectators and participants.
The Pickaway Agriculture and Event Center has drawn many other events to their grounds, including a standard bred horse show that sold $7 million in horses in one day. Another big event that has taken place there was the rally for President Donald Trump.
Here is a link that has the daily schedule for the 2021 Pickaway County Fair.