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2017 Schedule of County Fairs in Ohio

PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:52 pm
by MyWifeSaidYes
For 2017, the Fair season runs from June 12th (Paulding County, 6/12 thru 6/17) to October 14th (Fairfield County 10/8 thru 10/14) this year.

2017 List of County Fair websites: http://www.agri.ohio.gov/divs/fairs/fairs.aspx
(Left side - click on 'Fairs', then on 'County Fairs')


2017 Alphabetical Schedule of County Fairs: http://www.agri.ohio.gov/divs/fairs/doc ... _Alpha.pdf

2017 Chronological Schedule of County Fairs: http://www.agri.ohio.gov/divs/fairs/doc ... Chrono.pdf

Re: 2017 Schedule of County Fairs in Ohio

PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:53 pm
by troy bilt
I know Erie County still has some 9.68 violations. All buildings on site are posted including livestock barns and shelters.

Re: 2017 Schedule of County Fairs in Ohio

PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:43 pm
by M-Quigley
troy bilt wrote:I know Erie County still has some 9.68 violations. All buildings on site are posted including livestock barns and shelters.


I know all of Darke County's fairgrounds buildings, (including the restrooms) have always been posted in previous years that I've gone.

Re: 2017 Schedule of County Fairs in Ohio

PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:48 am
by HancockCountyHAl
Is it now not illegal to carry into fairground buildings?

Re: 2017 Schedule of County Fairs in Ohio

PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:07 pm
by JustaShooter
HancockCountyHAl wrote:Is it now not illegal to carry into fairground buildings?

If the buildings qualify as "government facilities" then carry is prohibited by default. However, many buildings - like barns - are (or should be) considered shelters instead and as such cannot be prohibited. Also, fair boards can now adopt a rule that allows carry in all buildings if they so choose.

Re: 2017 Schedule of County Fairs in Ohio

PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:10 pm
by Brian D.
HancockCountyHAl wrote:Is it now not illegal to carry into fairground buildings?


Still illegal, unless it's restrooms or a (picnic type) shelter. Looks like JustaShooter gave a more complete reply.

Re: 2017 Schedule of County Fairs in Ohio

PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:44 pm
by MyWifeSaidYes
Brian D. wrote:Still illegal, unless it's restrooms or a (picnic type) shelter...


You're limiting the term "shelter" unnecessarily.

The actual exemption is "a building that is used primarily as a shelter".

I can't find any further definitions for "primarily" or "shelter" in Chapter 23 of the Revised Code.

So, yes, a picnic shelter is certain to be exempt, but I think a barn that is used to house animals during a fair and vehicles and equipment the rest of the year would also be exempt. That would exempt a LOT of buildings on a LOT of fairgrounds. :wink:

Re: 2017 Schedule of County Fairs in Ohio

PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:16 pm
by Brian D.
MyWifeSaidYes wrote:
Brian D. wrote:Still illegal, unless it's restrooms or a (picnic type) shelter...


You're limiting the term "shelter" unnecessarily.

The actual exemption is "a building that is used primarily as a shelter".

I can't find any further definitions for "primarily" or "shelter" in Chapter 23 of the Revised Code.

So, yes, a picnic shelter is certain to be exempt, but I think a barn that is used to house animals during a fair and vehicles and equipment the rest of the year would also be exempt. That would exempt a LOT of buildings on a LOT of fairgrounds. :wink:


Ya know what, Dave? Except for when we've done carry advocacy walks, I don't go to county or state fairs here in Ohio. Between unlawful/ridiculous No Gun signs, wind-blown animal fecal matter getting into the food booths, tainted hogs that have to be taken away and destroyed, deadly carnival rides, the carnies and their rigged games, urban youth breaking into cars and mugging people in the parking area (those last two are directed at the state fair) , I don't see the attraction.

Re: 2017 Schedule of County Fairs in Ohio

PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:26 pm
by MyWifeSaidYes
Brian D. wrote:Ya know what, Dave? Except for when we've done carry advocacy walks, I don't go to county or state fairs here in Ohio. Between unlawful/ridiculous No Gun signs, wind-blown animal fecal matter getting into the food booths, tainted hogs that have to be taken away and destroyed, deadly carnival rides, the carnies and their rigged games, urban youth breaking into cars and mugging people in the parking area (those last two are directed at the state fair) , I don't see the attraction.


Are you kidding? You just described a helluva exciting day. :P