Jacki Chamberlain, CTC Marketing Specialist
Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Wayne County has always been known for being the perfect mix of both country and culture. That is especially true when it comes to the diverse flavor of its many unique events…and this fall is no exception.
Wayne County Fair- September 7-12
The 164th Wayne County Fair gates open on September 7th with a gate admission of just $3.00 per person we promise you won’t find a better day-long entertainment deal.
Evening entertainment at the grandstand is as follows:
Saturday, September 7th State Sanctioned Modified & Superstock Tractor Pull
Sunday, September 8th Merle Haggard
Monday, September 9th Thompson Square
Tuesday, September 10th Clay Walker (two shows)
Wednesday, September 11th Full Pull Diesel 4×4 Truck/Tractor Pull
Thursday, September 12th Demolition Derby
In addition to the outstanding lineup at the grandstand be sure to check out the various animal shows and judging, flowers & vegetable judging, baking contests, fiddling contests, area school band show, harness races, mounted shooters, square dance, and car and tractor shows, just to name a few. Add in over 100 business and service organization booths and just about every form of county fair cuisine imaginable and you will see why the Wayne County Fair is billed as Ohio’s Foremost Agricultural Fair.
For a complete listing of events and ticket prices visit their website at www.waynecountyfairohio.com
Wooster Arts Jazz Fest –September 14
On the Saturday following the closing of the fair, Downtown Wooster will come alive with the sights and sounds of Dixieland at the 10th Annual Wooster Arts Jazz Fest. The festival features over 50 artists, children’s activities, music and gourmet food. This year’s musical entertainment includes the Akron Big Band, Zydeco Kings, Joe Barone Trio, River City Jazz Band, and the Hall Wyant Trio. Hours for this admission free event is from 11:00 a.m. until 7 p.m. and includes a New Orleans style parade complete with decorated umbrellas. The mission of the event is to promote arts and education in the community and economic development in downtown Wooster. Visit the festival online at woosterartsjazzfest.org
Wayne County Farm Tour-October 12-13
The Annual Wayne County Farm Tour attracts thousands of visitors each year on this free, self-drive tour of area farms and agribusinesses. This year’s tour, which highlights the Northeastern area of the county, includes stops at apple orchards, sheep and dairy farms, a veterinary clinic, meat packing and dairy processing businesses, and a potato farm that specializes in agritourism. These stops not only offer educational and hands on experiences, and children’s activities, area clubs and organizations will be on hand with fresh pork and lamb sandwiches and ice cream. A copy of the tour stops and a map will be published in the Wooster Daily Record just before the date of the tour or you can download a map and listing of the stops at the Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau website at wccvb.com.