Mark your calendar!
The 2014 Clermont County Fair will be
Sunday, July 20th
through Saturday, July 26th
Bryce is pictured with Fair Book Committee co-chairs, Bea Faul and Dan Hodges
13 year old wins fair book cover design contest
Bryce Toles, a 7th grade student at CNE Middle School, is the winner of the Clermont County Agricultural Society’s Fair Book Cover Design contest. He received a $50 check and two fair passes as the design winner. His design was chosen from among 15 entries. This will be Bryce’s second year in 4-H and is a member of the Owensville Winners 4-H Club and the first time he has entered the fair book cover contest. In addition to his interest in art, Bryce plays the drums in the band and runs track. Bryce is the son of Robert and Robin Toles of Williamsburg.
The only other time a student has won the fair book cover design contest was in 2008 when it was won by Milford High School senior, Amanda Bolton. Bolton has gone on to graduate magna cum laude from UC’s DAAP School and has recently won the international home and housewares show student competition in Chicago for her design of kitchenware for visually impaired.
The Fair Manager Convention was held in January of 2014. The Clermont County Fair won a plaque for 2nd place radio ad for medium sized fairs. This is the second year in a row that we have won. Pictured with the plaque are Carl Schoellman (sitting down), Greg Simpson, and Virgil Burroughs. Also attending the convention were Bill Scharber and Jerry Werring.
Simpson is appointed to the Ohio Expositions Commission
Greg Simpson, Secretary of the Clermont County Agricultural Society, has been appointed to the Ohio Expositions Commission. Simpson is the first Clermont Countian to serve as Ohio State Fair Commissioner, and is one of only two commissioners from southern Ohio currently serving on the commission.
There are 13 members on the commission, which oversees 162 shows per year, including the Ohio State Fair. “I’m not only honored, but I’m pretty humbled by the whole thing,” Simpson said. “No one has ever been selected from Clermont County.”
As an Ohio State Fair Commissioner, Simpson is required to attend one meeting per month and spend the 10 days of the Ohio State Fair on the state fairgrounds in Columbus. He said that the Ohio Expositions Commission has a staff of about 57 people, and is responsible for the 360-acre fairgrounds in Columbus. According to Simpson, the Clermont County Fair draws between 85,000 to 100,000 attendees, and the Ohio State Fair draws nearly 1.5 million attendees each year.
He says that in his new position he will be making a lot of connections that he hopes to be able to use to benefit Clermont County. “I’m pushing to get shows in the Clermont County area,” Simpson said. “This would be a benefit not only to the people who show, but to the economy of Clermont County in general.”
Fairgrounds and website owned, maintained and authorized by The Clermont County Agricultural Society
2014 Membership tickets for the Clermont County Agricultural Society will be on sale January 1 until July 23 at noon. You must be a resident of Clermont County and be at least 18 years of age. Membership entitles you to voting privileges and the opportunity to run for fair board director, free admission all week to the fair, $5.00 ride privileges, and the right to enter open classes and compete for premiums.