Clark County Fair

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Clark County Fair

Postby Faitmaker » Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:54 pm

Forgive me if this is in the wrong forum as it is a fair and not a city ordinance as I understand it.

It was brought to my attention by a coworker that Clark County will be having it's fair next week starting on the 24th. He said they were going to have signs up saying no firearms, but the land belongs to the county and no alcohol will be served.

Isn't this illegal under ORC 9.68?

Should we organize something?
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Re: Clark County Fair

Postby charben » Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:59 pm

This is a fairly common occurrence and if we organized something for every fairgrounds we've had to deal with, we'd never have time for anything else! :lol:

I'll see if I can find a contact. Or, if you have one, PM me with it.

To answer your question, if the grounds are owned by the county, then 9.68 applies and they cannot post the grounds. They can post buildings that are not restrooms or parking areas. There are some tricks that the Fair Boards have tried in order to avoid being covered by 9.68 that I will not go into on an open forum.
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Re: Clark County Fair

Postby charben » Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:09 pm

OK. I just talked to Allan Hess, the Executive Director of the Clark County Agricultural Society. He assures me that the fairgrounds are NOT posted nor will they be during the fair. He is a CHL instructor and claims to be a former member of OFCC. He is very knowledgeable about the law and also tells me that the Sheriff down there is supportive.

So, this seems like a closed case. Let me know if you need anything else or see anything differently.
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Re: Clark County Fair

Postby Faitmaker » Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:37 pm

I will talk to my co-worker again. He is setting up for the fair and said he was told them would be posted. Very interesting.

Buildings CAN be posted. The GROUNDS itself cannot be. If your friend is setting up something inside a building, then his perspective would be right.
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Re: Clark County Fair

Postby Faitmaker » Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:56 am

Ok. I talked to my co-worker today and he said it was the buildings that were posted and he was told during the setup meeting that they would not be able to carry. I think he presumed that to mean carry was not going to be allowed anywhere.
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Re: Clark County Fair

Postby Faitmaker » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:32 pm

I meant to ask.... Why is it that the buildings can be posted?
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Re: Clark County Fair

Postby Cruiser » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:54 pm

Faitmaker wrote:I meant to ask.... Why is it that the buildings can be posted?

Not meaning to be smart, but, because the law says so!
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Re: Clark County Fair

Postby Faitmaker » Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:37 pm

I found my answer elsewhere. I completely forgot that the fairgrounds are "government buildings" and the places posted are used for "official government duties".
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Re: Clark County Fair

Postby Elbob17 » Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:04 pm

Just to set the record straight as there seems to be a lot of vaguery on this topic, you can absolutely conceal carry at the Clark County Fairg according to the Clark County Sheriff's Department. However, you are not permitted to go into the barns. Seems odd but that's straight from the deputy's mouth who took my call.
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