Why do you love the fair?

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There’s nothing quite like a county fair and you gave us lots of reasons to look forward to the 2007 fair season. Your enthusiasm showed in the responses and we appreciate the time you took to reply.
Members and advisers from one Ashtabula County 4-H club (the Pierpont Mix’n’Match PACS) really let us know why they love their fair. They sent 30 responses!
The replies listed here were randomly selected to appear this week. If you sent in a response and don’t see it, sit tight. You’ll be able to find it in the Aug. 16 fair section.
Thanks again for participating and have fun at those tractor pulls, demolition derbies and livestock shows this summer.
See you at the fair!
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The Canfield Fair is the best because of the fries and cotton candy.
Sandy Ewing
Ellsworth, Ohio

The Ashtabula County Fair is best because I love seeing the kids show their animals.
Kelly Kanicki
Pierpont, Ohio

The Mile Branch Grange Fair is the best because of the tractor pulls. I look forward to driving the tractor over to be a tow tractor and where ever else I can to help out. And the pig wrestling is good, clean fun, too.
Ralph Hoopes
Salem, Ohio

The Ashtabula County Fair is best because I like the rides.
Micah Barnes
Pierpont, Ohio

The Columbiana County Fair is the best because of the steak burgers. Oh yeah! And because of Saturday night football. Another reason is all the fun and laughs that people share and being with friends. The best, best, best, best part is the combine derby. And one last thing – the DANCE!
Aubrey Huff
Salem, Ohio

The Lawrence County Fair is the best because I get to show cows and see the crafts.
Madison Shiderly (age 7)
Enon Valley, Pa.

The Trumbull County Fair is the best because this will be my 30th year there. I have been a 4-H adviser for the last 20 years. It is great to see the smiles from 4-H members showing off the projects they have completed and the animals they have put their heart into raising and training.
Norma Duff
Fowler, Ohio

The Ashtabula County Fair is best because I love going to the concert.
Tori Kanicki
Pierpont, Ohio

The Canfield Fair is the best because of the tractors, milking parlor, showing cattle, tractor pulls, semi pulls, corn dogs and sleeping in the barns.
Landon Rhodes
Salem, Ohio

The Ashtabula County Fair is best because it is family oriented.
Josh Woodard
Pierpont, Ohio

The Crawford County Fair is best because it is the biggest.
Anthony Montello
Pierpont, Ohio

The Portage County Fair is the best because you grow up with it as a child and you’re always there as you grow up. It becomes such a part of your life that you come back each year after moving on
V. Sayre
Randolph, Ohio

The Ashtabula County Fair is best because of all the rides.
Brenna Paananen
Geneva, Ohio

The Canfield Fair is the best because I can hang out with my best friends (Molly, Andrea, Kristina, Maggie and Sadie) and ride awesome rides. But mostly I love everything about the fair!
Carrissa “Cat” Barron
Ellsworth, Ohio

The Ashtabula County Fair is best because they have really good milkshakes at the Holstein Dairy Bar!
Olivia Holden
Pierpont, Ohio

I like all the county fairs because they are fun and there are lots of cool animals.
Morgan Lower
Pierpont, Ohio

The Columbiana County Fair is the best because they let me be queen for a day and that is the best of my high school memories.
Cindy Herron-Christani
(1982 4-H queen)
Sebring, Ohio

The Ashtabula County Fair is best because Josh Woodard was fair king.
Wendy Montello
Pierpont, Ohio

The Geauga County Fair is the best because it’s the one I have been to the most and the one I am most familiar with. It’s the place I first got a blue ribbon and all in all, I just like it a lot. My favorite thing about the Geauga County Fair is competing in the junior fair activities. I have gone to a fair at least once a year and I have fun at fairs all the time.
Joe Roach
Huntsburg, Ohio

The Ashtabula County Fair is best because it is close.
Justin Cotterman
Jefferson, Ohio

The Fairview Grange Fair* was the best because it’s the first one I ever went to and could actually walk to it without having to get into the car, strap the children into their respective seats, go to the bank to get an exorbitant amount of money, and then go to park in an area that is as far away as our home.
By the time we actually got to the old time fair with the rides and cotton candy, we’d seen all of the sheep, prize cows and bulls, the ducks and chickens and goats, etc.
We can then enjoy the wonders of being awestruck by the glitzy machinery that will attempt to make you ill in the stomach. At that time in our lives, we were tough and wouldn’t blow cookies in front of anyone for life or money. We were farm folk.
Jim Welch
BlueJay, Calif.
(originally from Ohioville, Pa.)
***Unfortunately, this fair is no longer held.

The Ashtabula County Fair is best because of all the great 4-H kids, family and memories.
Rosmarie Eldred
Kingsville, Ohio

The Canfield Fair is the best because the FFA and 4-H are well represented. There is a nice antique tractor display and Saturday night tractor pull. And the picture/art building is awesome.
Eric Snyder
Montville, Ohio

The Ashtabula County Fair is best because of all the rides and food.
Henry Frelin
Pierpont, Ohio

The Columbiana County Fair is the best because I like being with my friends and knowing that I worked with my animals all year and now I get to see how I did.
Kyla Sharp
Beloit, Ohio

The Ashtabula County Fair is best because when I was in 4-H I would see all my fair friends that I only got to see once a year.
Bart Kanicki
Pierpont, Ohio

The Jefferson County Fair is the best because of the people. The fair is clean and safe, due to the dedication of the fair board, sheriff’s department and volunteers.
It is held at Friendship Park in Smithfield, Ohio. Set in the Appalachian foothills of eastern Ohio, the park is a former coal field that was reclaimed and donated to the county. Entertainment at the fair has included Confederate Railroad and PovertyNeck Hillbillies.
I have been to county fairs in Indiana, Pennsylvania and Ohio and still like ours the best.
Mark Conrad
Toronto, Ohio

The Ashtabula County Fair is best because of all the different animals.
Riley Frelin
Pierpont, Ohio

The Canfield Fair is the best because of the fun house, tractor pulls, showing cows, milking parlor and Ferris wheel.
Nicholas Rhodes
Salem, Ohio

The Ashtabula County Fair is best because I like seeing the animals with Papa and Nana.
Katie Eldred
Kingsville, Ohio

The Lawrence County Fair is the best because you have and get to do all the things you would at a big fair, but still with that local, hometown atmosphere.
Janet Lawrence
Enon Valley, Pa.

The Columbiana County Fair is the best because of all the fun events, especially the demolition derby. And because of the steak hoagies. And because you get to be with friends and my favorite part is the combine derby.
Cassie Davidson
Salem, Ohio

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