August in Ross County

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The 73rd Annual Ross County Fair is currently underway and that means school age children are close to wrapping up their summer vacations. Many of the local school districts go back in session for the 2017-2018 school year next week. Parents may be looking forward to the school year, but students are trying to figure out how to make the most of each day before school starts. The Ross County Fair can help fulfill these last days of summer.

Ross County Fair

Stephen Neal Band

Those attending the fair can find plenty of exhibits, rides, favorite fair foods, and lots of entertainment. The entertainment coming up for Friday and Saturday includes: the Stephen Neal Band, David Wayne Band, and Comedy with Lori Graves and Friends. Closing out the Fair on Saturday night will be a fireworks display. There’s also autocross, kiddie tractor pull, open karaoke, and cars & lawn mower demolition derby. 

Events & Entertainment

Kenny Valentine Band

In addition to the Ross County Fair, there are many events still coming up to round out August. Paxton Theatre will be hosting the Kenny Valentine Band, Camp Cattail will host their 20th annual Outdoor Volunteer Jam, the Tri-County Triangle Trail offers up cookies along their 23rd Annual Cookie Ride, and the Igniters will be showing off cars at their 38th Annual Car Show. Ending the month the motorcycles will be rolling into town for the 2017 Easyrider Rodeo Tour at the fairgrounds. 


Adena Mansion & Gardens

Adena Mansion & Gardens will be hosting a program to help the home gardener harvest, store and be ready to plant seeds from this year’s crops. This is in addition to their regular tour schedule of the 19th century mansion of Thomas Worthington. Mansion tours are offered Wednesdays – Sundays from April through October. Coming up in September is their annual Murder Mystery Dinner. 

Tecumseh Outdoor Drama

Tecumseh Outdoor Drama continues their production through Labor Day weekend. It’s a great opportunity to come out and witness the epic life story of Shawnee leader, Tecumseh. Make it an evening event by taking the family on the backstage tour and enjoying the delicious food at the Terrace Buffet. The Scioto Society(producers of Tecumseh) continue their bluegrass series with Nathan Stanley performing in November. 

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park offers a Hopewell 101 program on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through August. This program discusses who the Hopewell culture were and how archaeologists know what they do about this prehistoric culture. This site is one of five in Ross County that is part of the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks working towards achieving World Heritage inscription. 

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

You can also round out your summer with tours of the Ross County Heritage Center and the Lucy Hayes Heritage Center. You can find information about all of Ross County’s attractions by visiting our What To Do section. You can also check out our Calendar of Events to find out what’s coming this year and into 2018. 


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