2018 State and County Summer Fairs in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana

Local and State Fairs 2018Summertime definitely means attending a county or state fair. Steeped with tradition, fairs are full of the sights and sounds of farm livestock, fast rides and carnival-style food and games. And we cannot forget entertainment like the demolition derby, monster truck shows and tractor pulls. Gardeners and cooks show off their best items at fairs, too, seeking a coveted blue ribbon from judges.

Be sure to have fun at one of these local county throughout Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana. State fairs will be a longer drive, but they usually offer nationally recognized bands for entertainment!

Fairs are listed by state and alphabetically by county:

Northern Kentucky

Kentucky State Fair
August 16-16, 2018
Louisville, Kentucky

Alexandria Fair and Horse Show
August 29 – September 3, 2018
Alexandria, Kentucky

Boone County Fair and Horse Show
August 6-11, 2018
Burlington, Kentucky

Carroll County Fair
June 1-9, 2018
Carroll County Fairgrounds in Carroll County, Kentucky

Gallatin County Fair
July 18-22, 2018
Warsaw, Kentucky

Grant County Fair and Horse Show
July 27 – August 4, 2018
Grant County Fairgrounds at 115 Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown, Kentucky

Kenton County Fair
July 16-21, 2018
Independence, Kentucky

Pendleton County Youth Fair
July 22-28, 2018
320 Fairgrounds Road at the Pendleton County Youth Fairgrounds in Falmouth, Kentucky


Ohio State Fair
July 25- August 5, 2018
Columbus, Ohio

Adams County Fair
July 8-14, 2018
836 Boyd Avenue in West Union, Ohio

Brown County Fair
September 24-29, 2018
Georgetown, Ohio

Butler County Fair
July 22-28, 2018
1715 Fairgrove Avenue in Hamilton, Ohio

Clark County Fair
July 20-27, 2018
Springfield, Ohio

Clermont County Fair
July 22-28, 2018
1000 Locust Street in Owensville, Ohio

Clinton County Fair
July 7-14, 2018
Clinton County Fairgrounds
958 W. Main Street in Wilmington, Ohio

Darke County Fair
August 17-25, 2018
Greenville, Ohio

Green County Fair
July 29 -August 3, 2018
120 Fairground Road at the Green County Fairgrounds in Xenia, Ohio

Hamilton County Fair
August 8-12, 2018
7801 Anthony Wayne Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio

Highland County Fair
September 1-8, 2018
Hillsboro, Ohio

Logan County Fair
July 8-14, 2018
301 East Lake Avenue at the Logan County Fairgrounds in Bellefontaine, Ohio

Miami County Fair
August 10-16, 2018
650 N. County Road in Troy, Ohio

Montgomery County Fair
July 9-15, 2018
1043 South Main Street at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Dayton, Ohio

Preble County Fair
July 28 – August 4, 2018
722 South Franklin Street at the Preble County Fairgrounds in Eaton, Ohio

Shelby County Fair
July 22-28, 2018
655 South Highland Avenue at the Shelby County Fairgrounds in Sidney, Ohio

Warren County Fair
July 16-21, 2018
Warren County Fairgrounds at 665 N. Broadway in Lebanon, Ohio
Enjoy the tractor pull, Great Cowboy competition, a rodeo, fun rides and food!

Southeastern Indiana 

Aurora Farmer’s Fair
October 3-6, 2018
Aurora, Indiana
Parade, rides, exhibits and food!

Indiana State Fair
August 3-19, 2018
Indiana State Fairgrounds at 1202 E 28th Street in Indianapolis, Indiana

Dearborn County 4-H and Community Fair
June 18-23, 2018
Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds in Lawrenceburg, Indiana

Decatur County Fair
July 11-18, 2018

545 S Co. Road (200 W) in Greensburg, Indiana
Decatur Fairgrounds

Fayette County Fair
July 28 – August 4, 2018
Connersville, Indiana

Franklin County Fair
July 16-21, 2018
Brookville, Indiana

Jefferson County Fair
July 9-14, 2018
3852 Indiana 256 in Madison, Indiana

Ohio County 4-H Fair
June 22-30, 2018
Rising Sun, Indiana

Ripley County 4-H Fair
July 21-28, 2018
Walhill Farm at 857 Six Pine Ranch Road in Batesville, Indiana

Switzerland County Fair
July 7-14, 2018
Switzerland County Fairgrounds in Vevay, Indiana

Union County Fair
July 22-28, 2018
Liberty, Indiana