Fulton County Fair second largest county fair in Ohio

WAUSEON, OH (Toledo News Now) - In a time where some county fairs are struggling to bring in the record crowds they once did, the Fulton County Fair is alive.

The Fulton County Fair is the second biggest county fair in Ohio behind the Canfield Fair near Akron, and seems to keep growing.

"At fair time, this is the biggest city in Fulton County by far," said Carl Buehrer, Fulton County Fair Board President.

"We worked as a team united and just kept building and building and coming up with new ideas. We listened to what people had to tell us, and it's been successful," said Buehrer.

Around two years ago, the fair had just 40 acres of land. Now they have almost 260 acres.

"We have 88 acres of parking for our cars, and believe it or not, at times there's nowhere to park," said Buehrer.

The fair has also expanded the area for campers out into the woods. Close to 700 are parked here.

"People just get excited to come here, and they look forward to it. All my neighbors, even off season, they can't wait," said volunteer Tom Evans.

From horses to alpacas and llamas, competitors say it is a place they like to show their animals.

"We love coming out here because not only can we show the llamas and compete here, but there's so much other stuff to do. We usually spend the afternoon once we're done looking around, checking out everything," said Becci Young who competes with llamas.

The fair's last day is on Thursday.

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