A boy feeds goats at the Montgomery County Fair in 2018, the first year the fair was at its new fairgronds home. CONTRIBUTED BY TOM GILLIAM

Big attendance boost for first Montgomery County Fair at new fairgrounds

The Montgomery County Fair saw an attendance increase for its first year at the new fairgrounds in Jefferson Twp.

Nearly 27,000 people attended the fair, an increase of about 13,000 from 2017, according to the Montgomery County Agricultural Society.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the turn-out and positive feedback,” Agricultural Society Board of Directors President John Yancik said. “It truly was new beginnings, new memories at the fair and a great way to show off the climate-controlled facilities available all year long for events, antique shows, meetings and fundraisers.”

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The fairgrounds in Jefferson Twp. is the fair’s first new location after 166 years in Dayton. Reactions to the new fairgrounds were mostly positive, although one woman said she had trouble navigating the location in a wheelchair.

Improvements at the fairgrounds will continue as funds become available, according to the news release. The agricultural society is looking to build an additional building and a gazebo.

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