Preparations start for last Montgomery County fair in Dayton

The University of Dayton and Montgomery County Fairgrounds have extended a lease agreement with the Montgomery County Agricultural Society through the spring of 2018.
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The University of Dayton and Montgomery County Fairgrounds have extended a lease agreement with the Montgomery County Agricultural Society through the spring of 2018.

Preparations started Thursday morning for the last Montgomery County Fair to be held at the County Fairgrounds in Dayton.

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This year's edition is from July 10 to 15. After 160 years in Dayton, the fair will be held in Jefferson Twp. starting in 2018.

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The county auditor, Karl Keith, and his crew inspected scales used for weighing animals for the fair, but next year he will being inspecting at Judge Arthur O. Fisher Park.

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Scales are checked with weights to ensure they will work properly when animals are entered into competition.

Keith told News Center 7's Malik Perkins that there are a lot of changes this year, but he expects things to go smoothly.

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With the official move to Jefferson Twp., the University of Dayton and Premier Health plan to use the Dayton site.