Belmont County Agricultural Society

September 6th – 11th, 2016

MX 213 is proud to announce The Tri-County MX Championship Series. We will be working with Fly MX Park and Lightning Raceway to hold a 5 race series. in addition we welcome the Mini-Champs Series on July 22. We will be updating event times, class list and rules in the near future.

Tri County MX Championship

  • 5/21 – Fly MX Park
  • 6/11 – MX 213
  • 7/29 – Lightning Raceway
  • 9/9 – MX 213
  • 11/4 – MX 213
  • 11/5 – Practice & Awards – MX 213

No Membership Required!


MX 213 has decided not to run under the OMA for the 2017 season. We are working on developing a series and will be announcing more information in the coming months. Please be patient during this time.

There was some confusion on if events were being cancelled; at this time all events are on and none have been cancelled.

The posts in question were from last year’s fair.

Classic Car

The 2016 Swap Meet, Car Corral, and Craft Show will take place at the Belmont County Fair Grounds on Saturday, May 21st, from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and Sunday, May 22nd, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. A Car Cruise will be on Sunday, with dash plaques going to the first 50 cars. If you have any cars, trucks, race cars, motorcycles and parts, or crafts, bring them out to sell at this two-day event.

For those wanting to sell, vendor spots are available for $25, and can be a 20×20 outside spot, a 10×10 indoor spot, or a spot in the Car Coral. If you need electric, it is available for an extra $15 for indoor spots only. Setup will be on Friday, May 20th, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Admission to the event is $5.00, with children 12 and under free. Registration forms are available here on our website. For more information, contact Paul at 740-359-3417 or Becky at 740-391-2853.

Update 11/06/15: Winter storage is now full for the 2015-16 season.

Winter is right around the corner, and the Belmont County Fairgrounds will be available for winter storage again this year for all of your items.

The grounds will be open November 6th – 8th, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day. Cost is $10.00 per linear foot, and will be on a first come, first served basis until we are full.

The Rarely HerdThe Rarely Herd is known around the globe as one of the premier groups in Bluegrass music. In addition to receiving over 120 National, International and Regional awards and nominations, The Herd was named one of Europe’s ‘Top 3 Best New Bands’ and have been featured on CMT, TNN and Japan’s network giant NHK-TV. In 2003, The Rarely Herd received the Gold Masters Gold Award at the National Bluegrass Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee. This was given to The Herd in honor of their 10 consecutive wins as ‘Entertaining Band of the Year’ a feat unequaled in the history of these awards.

Among their long list of accolades are also a Gospel Music Association ‘Dove’ Award nomination and a IBMA ‘Gospel Recording of the Year’ nomination. Beginning in 1992 with ‘Midnight Loneliness,’ the first of seven internationally released albums, The Rarely Herd has consistently appeared on National and International music charts. Recently, a single from their CD ‘Return Journey’ has charted in the Top Ten Bluegrass charts.

The Herd’s stellar musicianship and vocals are equaled only by their captivating stage performances. Uproarious comedy and top-notch music make a Rarely Herd performance a must-see event for the entire family!

Night ProwlerNight Prowler is the region’s premier tribute to AC/DC. From a high voltage, high energy show featuring four decades of hits and fan favorites, to cannons, a bell and Angus and his schoolboy suit, Night Prowler is ready to rock you. The band is a true tribute to AC/DC and the band’s music. This five-member group has been performing throughout the region since 2011 and has quickly become the busiest, hardest working and most-authentic tribute playing in Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Loved by people from 18 to 88, and still making new music after 40 years, AC/DC is truly the world’s favorite rock and roll band, and Night Prowler is set to bring that rock and roll thunder to the Fair!

Voices of OhioWith the entire group hailing from the great state of Ohio, The Voices of Ohio is an exciting and dynamic adult perfoming arts ensemble. The Voices of Ohio draws on a collective membership that has more than 45 years of show business experience.

Included in this contingent, are those who; sang in the finest concert halls throughout Europe for 27 consecutive summers; entertained a world-wide television audience from top of the then newly-built World Trade Center in New York City and stepping off down Broadway in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade; became the world’s only singing, marching vocal group to participate in an unprecedented four Tournament of Roses parades; gave a command performance in the White House Rose Garden; and sang for millions annually as part of the greatest show Ohio has to offer, The Ohio State Fair.

Under the Artistic Director, Orrville, Ohio native Girrard Steward, The Voice of Ohio perform a repertoire that reads like a popular American song book. Performing numbers for the 1930s through Today’s hits, including Country, Broadway and songs of inspiration, and a star-spangled not to be missed finale that is guaranteed to bring the crowd to their feet.

A concert by The Voices of Ohio is an entertainment event the entire family will enjoy. Audiences will come early to get the best seats and will not want to go home until long after the last notes have left their ears and entered their hearts.

Abraham LincolnJohn Cooper has been performing as Abraham Lincoln in Ohio (and elsewhere) for more that 25 years. He began by appearing in his own children’s schools when they were in elementary school over 25 years ago Friends constantly said he reminded them of Lincoln because of his tall, slender form and Lincoln-styled beard. He has always been a history buff and  Lincoln fan, so it was a short step to don Lincoln clothing and a stovepipe hat and begin his Lincoln career.

Since 2008, he has been a professional Lincoln, appearing in schools all over the state, attending fairs and festivals, speaking at dinners, luncheons, and civic organizations, and attending Civil War encampments and events. His favorite charity appearances are Honor Flight Columbus “welcome home” ceremonies about six times a year at the Columbus Airport, when 80 World War II and Korean War vets return from a day in Washington, DC. Abraham Lincoln entertains a crowd of about 400 people who wait two hours for the flight to land and then he greets all the vets as they pass through the Walk of Honor.

In September 2015, Abraham Lincoln will be returning to the Belmont County Fair for the third straight year, entertaining the elementary school children of Belmont County at Fair Field Day, then speaking to the audience that evening prior to the Phil Dirt and the Dozers concert. He will be back on Friday to visit with patrons all day long. He looks forward to visiting with the friends he has made the last two years in Belmont County.

In addition to appearing at the Belmont County Fair this year, Lincoln will be at five other county fairs. From 2009 through 2014, he made appearances for six years at the Ohio State Fair. Near Belmont County, he has also appeared in Noble County, Monroe County, Washington County, and Sistersville and Paden City, West Virginia. He has also preached (as Lincoln) on Lincoln’s spiritual journey at Morristown Christian Church in Belmont County.

John Cooper is a lifetime member of the Association of Lincoln Presenters, a national organization that includes nearly all of the top Lincolns in the country (over 100 Lincoln members) and holds annual conventions in locations of importance to Lincoln during his lifetime. John hosted the national convention in Columbus, Ohio in April, 2013. He is currently a board member of the organization and its membership chairman. You can learn more about John and learn where he is performing on his website.

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