The 163rd Muskingum County Fair is officially over. The fairgrounds are practically a ghost town today, with the rides and games completely gone. Local vendors say the carnival operators moved the rides out during the night.
“They were moving out of here last night at about 11:00 pm, the midway was clearing out. I think a lot of people are going to Woodsfield from here and getting set up again in the morning,” tells Jim Porter, the former president of the Muskingum County Cattlemans Association.
Even with the heat and rain, vendors say the fair was a success.
“How hot it was the first of the week our sales were down and then Friday and Saturday picked up tremendously and we averaged about what we did last year. Maybe a little bit more,” says Porter.
Planning for the fair next year will begin in September.