The Wayne County Fair has been a major regional event since 1849. With livestock showcases, carnival games and rides, and grandstand entertainment featuring nationally-recognized performing artists, “Ohio’s Foremost Agricultural Fair” draws well over 100,000 visitors each year.
With ever-growing attendance comes the need for new facilities to keep everything running smoothly. It was a great pleasure for the Campbell Construction team to recently be involved as the design-build general contractor for two new additions to the popular event.
Campbell Construction was tasked with building a 26,100 square foot Junior Fair livestock and event center, as well as a 14,080 square foot livestock holding facility. Work began shortly after the conclusion of the 2018 edition of the Wayne County Fair, when fair board member Ron Grosjean’s $400,000 donation helped the project surpass its fundraising goal.
Work on the foundation for the new structures began in fall 2018 so that the team had adequate time to complete the facilities, even with inclement weather sometimes disrupting the work. A preplanned timeline ensured that the new facilities would be completely ready for use by the ribbon cutting event during the 170th Wayne County Fair opening ceremonies.
The new facilities offer air conditioning, improved proximity to show arenas, and other amenities to improve the experience for show participants. The entire Campbell Construction team is proud to have contributed to the ongoing legacy of the Wayne County Fair, and looks forward to many more successful years to come!