Since 1849, residents of the county have celebrated the harvest of farm and home through a fair sponsored by the Belmont County Agricultural Society. The event was staged at the old fairgrounds in St. Clairsville until 1998 when it moved to a new location at 45420 Roscoe Road, St. Clairsville, near East Richland.

Ticket prices are: Tuesday only $5; General admission is $10 with a season ticket $25 covering admission Wednesday through Sunday. On Friday, Senior Citizens (age 62 and over with ID) are admitted free until noon.

Daily highlights of the fair include:

Tuesday, Sept. 4

9 a.m. - Open Class Judging, Wise Horticulture Building

12 p.m. - Jr. Fair Judging of Educational Exhibits: 4-H, FFA, FCCLA, and others, Jr. Fair Building

3 p.m. - Jr. Fair Royalty Crowning, Perkins Swine Show Arena

4 p.m. - Jr. Fair Sheep Showmanship and Show, Erb Electric Livestock Show Arena

5 p.m. - Open Class Judging of Fine Arts, Wise Horticulture Building

7 p.m. - Jr. Fair Goat Showmanship and Show immediately followed by Open Goat Show, Erb Electric Livestock Show Arena

7:30 p.m. - Jr. Fair Rabbit Weigh-In, Rabbit Barn immediately followed by Jr. Fair Poultry Weigh-In, Poultry Barn

Wednesday, Sept. 5

8:30 a.m. - Jr. Fair Beef Showmanship Contest followed by Jr. Fair Beef Show, Erb Electric Livestock Show Arena

9 a.m. - Open Class Judging of Field, Fruit, and Garden Crops, Wise Horticulture Building

9 a.m. - Jr. Fair Poultry Showmanship and Show, Small Animal Show Arena

9:30 a.m. - Open Class Judging of Baked Goods, Wise Horticulture Building

11 a.m. - Open Class Judging of Flowers, Wise Horticulture Building

12 p.m. - Official Opening Ceremonies with County Commissioners and Dignitaries, Robinson Stage

2 p.m. - Jr. Fair Rabbit Show, Small Animal Show Arena

4:30 p.m. - 20th Annual Baked Goods Auction, Robinson Stage

5 p.m. - Jr. Fair Market Swine Showmanship and Show, Perkins Swine Show Arena

5 p.m. - Zerbini Family Circus

7 p.m. - Rafter M Rodeo

7 p.m. - Vinny & The Time Travelers performs, Robinson Stage

7:30 p.m. - Zerbini Family Circus

Thursday, Sept. 6

9 a.m. - Open Class Beef Show, Erb Electric Livestock Show Arena

9 a.m. - Jr. Fair Horse Contest Show, Tourism Equine Show Arena

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Fair Field Days

11 a.m. - Zerbini Family Circus

1 p.m. - Jr. Fair Livestock Sale for Ducks, Broilers, Turkeys, Lambs, Goats and Rabbits, Perkins Swine Show Arena

5 p.m. - Jr. Fair Livestock Sale for Beef & Swine, Erb Electric Livestock Show Arena

5 p.m. - KOI Drag Racing Practice

6 p.m. - Abraham Lincoln, Robinson Stage

7 p.m. - Deep Down Country performs, Robinson Stage

7 p.m. - KOI Drag Racing

7:30 p.m. - Zerbini Family Circus

Friday, Sept. 7

Senior Citizens (age 62 and over with ID) admitted free until 12:00 PM

9 a.m. - Jr. Fair Dairy Show, Erb Electric Livestock Show Arena

9 a.m. -- Jr. Fair Horse Show, Tourism Equine Show Arena

9 a.m. - Open Class Pee Wee Dairy Showmanship Contest followed by Open Class Adult Dairy Showmanship Contest, Erb Electric Livestock Show Arena

10 a.m. - Open Class Dairy Judging, Erb Electric Livestock Show Arena

12 p.m. - 23rd Annual Dairy Products Auction, Erb Electric Livestock Show Arena

1 p.m. - Zerbini Family Circus

2:30 p.m. - Grand Illusions by the Bloom’s, Robinson Stage

5 p.m. - Zerbini Family Circus

7 p.m. - Ohio State Tractor Pullers Association Tractor and Truck Pull

7 p.m. - New American GROOVE performs, Robinson Stage

7:30 p.m. - Zerbini Family Circus

8 p.m. - Jr. Fair Square Dance with Deep Down Country, Erb Electric Livestock Show Arena

Saturday, Sept. 8

9 a.m. - Jr. Fair Livestock Trophies released

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. - Annual Election of Directors, Carnes Center

11 a.m. - Mighty Mini Pullers, pulling track

1 p.m. - Zerbini Family Circus

1 p.m. - Petal Tractor Pull, Erb Electric Livestock Show Arena

2 p.m. - Jr. Fair Showman of Showmen Contest, Erb Electric Livestock Show Arena

4 p.m. - Zerbini Family Circus

6 p.m. - Grand Illusions by the Bloom’s, Robinson Stage

7 p.m. - Zerbini Family Circus

7 p.m. - Truck and Tractor Pull

7 p.m. - Route 800 Band performs, Robinson Stage

8 p.m. - Jr. Fair Square Dance with Deep Down Country, Erb Electric Livestock Show Arena

Sunday, Sept. 9

12 a.m. – 10 a.m. - All Livestock Released

10 a.m. - Belmont County 4-H Horse Committee Open Class Horse Show

11 a.m. - Morning Worship Service – Jr. Fair Board, Robinson Stage

12:30 p.m. - Zerbini Family Circus

1 p.m. - Power Wheels Derby followed by Demolition Derby

2 p.m. - All it Takes performs, Robinson Stage

3 p.m. - Zerbini Family Circus

5 p.m. - All Exhibits, Displays and Remaining Livestock Released

5 p.m. - Fair closes

Fair board officers for 2018 are: Debi Ault, president; Mark Stephens, vice president; Becky Selmon, secretary; Malissa Campbell, treasurer, and Bryan Hull, concessions manger.