2017 Summer Fairs to Enjoy in Cincinnati Dayton, Ohio; Southeastern Indiana; and Northern Kentucky

From carnival rides to displays of blue-ribboned pies, county and state fairs are a large part of Americana. This blogger remembers attending the Hamilton County Fair each year and spending hours looking at 4-H animals. (I was always amazed to see that the kids who reared these animals would actually sleep next to them during the fair!) And who doesn’t enjoy indulging in “fair food” – a corn dog, cotton candy or another yummy treat?

Take a change of pace and be sure to attend one of these local county or state fairs throughout Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana. Fairs are listed by state  and alphabetically by county:

Northern Kentucky  

Alexandria Fair and Horse Show
Alexandria, Kentucky
August 30-September 4, 2107

Boone County Fair and Horse Show
August 7-12, 2017

Carroll County Fair
Carroll County Fairgrounds in Carroll County, Kentucky
June 5-10, 2017

Gallatin County Fair
Warsaw, Kentucky
June 24-July 1, 2017

Grant County Fair and Horse Show
Grant County Fairgrounds at 115 Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown, Kentucky
July 31 – August 5, 2017

Kenton County Fair
Independence, Kentucky
July 10-15, 2017

Kentucky State Fair
Louisville, Kentucky
August 17-27, 2017

Pendleton County Youth Fair
320 Fairgrounds Road at the Pendleton County Youth Fairgrounds in Falmouth, Kentucky
July 16-22, 2017


Adams County Fair
836 Boyd Avenue in West Union, Ohio
July 9-15, 2017

Brown County Fair
Georgetown, Ohio
September 25-30, 2017

Butler County Fair
1715 Fairgrove Avenue in Hamilton, Ohio
July 23-29, 2017

Clark County Fair
Springfield, Ohio
July 21-28, 2017

Clermont County Fair
1000 Locust Street in Owensville, Ohio
July 23-29, 2017
See country music star Sara Evans on July 28th! (Tickets required.) And be sure to visit the Sibcy Cline Eastgate booth!

Clinton County Fair
Clinton County Fairgrounds
958 W. Main Street in Wilmington, Ohio
July 8-12, 2017

Darke County Fair
Greenville, Ohio
August 18-26, 2017

Green County Fair
120 Fairground Road at the Green County Fairgrounds in Xenia, Ohio
July 30-August 5, 2017

Hamilton County Fair
7801 Anthony Wayne Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio
August 9-13, 2017

Highland County Fair
Hillsboro, Ohio
September 2-9, 2017

Logan County Fair
301 East Lake Avenue at the Logan County Fairgrounds in Bellefontaine, Ohio
July 10-16, 2017

Miami County Fair
650 N. County Road in Troy, Ohio
August 11-17, 2017

Montgomery County Fair
1043 South Main Street at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Dayton, Ohio
July 10-15, 2017

Ohio State Fair
July 26 – August 6, 2017
Columbus, Ohio

Preble County Fair
722 South Franklin Street at the Preble County Fairgrounds in Eaton, Ohio
July 29 – August 5, 2017

Shelby County Fair
655 South Highland Avenue at the Shelby County Fairgrounds in Sidney, Ohio
July 23-29, 2017

Warren County Fair
Warren County Fairgrounds at 665 N. Broadway in Lebanon, Ohio
July 17-22, 2017
Enjoy the tractor pull, Great Cowboy competition, a rodeo, fun rides and food!

Southeastern Indiana 

Dearborn County 4-H and Community Fair
Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds in Lawrenceburg, Indiana
June 19-24, 2017

Decatur County Fair
545 S Co. Road (200 W) in Greensburg, Indiana
Decatur Fairgrounds
July 13-20, 2017

Fayette County Fair
Connersville, Indiana
July 29-August 5, 2017

Franklin County Fair
Brookville, Indiana
July 17-22, 2017

Indiana State Fair
Indiana State Fairgrounds at 1202 E 28th Street in Indianapolis, Indiana.
August 4-20, 2017

Jefferson County Fair
3852 Indiana 256 in Madison, Indiana
July 7-15, 2017

Ohio County 4-H Fair
Rising Sun, Indiana
June 23-July 1, 2017

Ripley County 4-H Fair
Walhill Farm at 857 Six Pine Ranch Road in Batesville, Indiana
July 28-30, 2017

Switzerland County Fair
Switzerland County Fairgrounds in Vevay, Indiana
July 8-15, 2017

Union County Fair
Liberty, Indiana
July 22-27, 2017