Take a Drive to Wooster for Family Fun at the Wayne County Fair

The Wayne County Fair is Saturday, Sept 7 – Thursday, Sept 12th.  This is one of the best county fairs in the state of Ohio and a must for all NE Ohio families. At only about a 45 minute drive from the Akron area, the Wayne County Fair offers good, wholesome family fun for all ages.

We attended opening day at the fair as a group of cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. I love that the Wayne County Fair has plenty of fun for all ages with exhibits, 4-H buildings, livestock, rides, food, and more.  I have such fond memories of growing up and going to the fair with family and friends. It is a type of wholesome family fun that I am raising my children up with.

The Wayne County Fair is one of the best in Ohio. They have over 2000 animals on display, which we feel is the best part!

We love seeing all of the animals as well as talking with the proud owners at the fair. Talking with the 4-H and FFA animal owners is a great way for kids to learn about all the hard work and enjoyment it is to raise an animal.  It is a great way for children to get inspired to raise animals on their own as well as teach them about where our food comes from – both with animals and the vegetables in the agricultural buildings.

Although we don’t have a farm, my kids always leave the fair wanting to raise an animal. The fair is a great place to learn about what it takes to care of many types of farm animals – and maybe even purchase at the end of the fair!  My dad truly wants to own a goat and had fun talking with people about what is involved.
Meanwhile, my mom wants chickens and had fun discovering all the varieties. 

The Wayne County Fair has one of the most impressive animal displays in the state of Ohio. The rabbits and poultry at in one of two brand new buildings this year.

Like I said, there is family fun for all ages at the Wayne County Fair. You can’t put an age on good, wholesome entertainment.  If you have toddlers, take them to the fair. If you have teenagers, take them to the fair. Fun at the fair has no age limit. There is so much to see and do – nobody is bored at the Wayne County Fair.

Another big aspect of why we go to Wayne County Fair is to be with family and friends. I truly believe that the family that has fun together stays together. I try to squeeze in as much fun with my kids as possible so that when they are teens (which one is) and adults, they will still want to hang out with mom and dad. I learned this from my parents. My family tries to get together to have fun together as much as possible – beyond holidays. Connecting as family and having fun together builds an unbreakable bond. Here I am with my younger brother, Brian who I got to hang out with and be silly with – something my brother is awesome at.

There is nothing like good fair food!  Spread throughout the fair grounds, you’ll find delicious fair food to tempt everyone.  Who can resist fair fries and fried veggies? Or elephant ears and funnel cakes? How about their steak sandwiches? Yum!

Our favorite this year were the bloomin’ onions – although the bloomin’ potatoes looked amazing too!

Don’t forget the rides at the Wayne County Fair!!!  My kids and their cousins had a blast riding all the thrilling fair rides at the Wayne County Fair!

There are many family friendly rides to choose from that you can ride with your children too.

There is a good size kiddie section for young children – some of which parents can ride with their child. I recommend buying the all day wrist band ($7-15 depending on the day) because you can ride unlimited rides. Otherwise, you can purchase tickets to ride just one or two rides for $2-4 each.
Bring extra cash for the funhouses too, they are $2 each and located throughout the fair. My kids always love walking through the obstacles of the fun houses. Fun houses provide a different kind of excitement and thrill than the rides.

After dark, the Wayne County Fair gets even more exciting! My kids couldn’t wait to ride their favorite rides after dark when everything was lit up. Let the kids stay up late, the Wayne County Fair only comes around just once a year!

The fun continues around the park with fair games – try your hand at an assortment of family friendly games and you might even go home with a prize or two.

There is free entertainment (beyond the exhibitors, animal display, and non-livestock project buildings) at the fair. Sunday is the day to be at the fair if you are looking for fun, free entertainment all day especially if you like live music. There is a fun day planned for Wednesday too. Check out all the free entertainment at the Wayne County Fair.

You can find exciting entertainment nightly at the Grandstand! The Tractor Pull was tonight – we didn’t get the chance to see it but we certainly heard it! ha! On Sunday, get tickets now for the Scotty McCreery concert, Monday is Roots and Boots, Tuesday is Randy Houser, Wednesday is the OSTPA Diesel 4×4 Trucks and Semis, and Thursday is the Demolition Derby. Get tickets for Grandstand entertainment here.

Wayne County Fair Admission and Hours

Treat your family to a day of fun in Wayne County at the Wayne County Fair!  The Wayne County Fair runs Sept 7 – 12, 2019. General admission is just $4 each with kids 6 and under FREE.  Get a season ticket for just $20 to go all week!  Veterans gets in free with ID on Tuesday, senior citizens get in free on Wednesday.

Ride Prices – Tickets are $1 each – kiddie rides are 3 tickets each and major rides are 4 tickets each. Get all day ride passes on Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for $15 each.  Monday is Kids day, get an all day ride pass for just $10! Tuesday is stroller day between 12-4pm, get a 4 hour pass for just $7.

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