Belmont County fair marks 172nd year

Contributed to the Barnesville Enterprise
A Ferris wheel sits against a late summer sky as it awaits passengers at the Belmont County fair.

The 172nd Belmont County Fair opened its doors last week, welcoming 4-H kids, families, and people from throughout the area. Livestock shows, live music by Taylor Jo and the Copper Creek band and others kept the crowds entertained. The fair wrapped up on Thursday evening with drag racing and a performance by the Zerbini Family Circus. 

Leaving their mark at the fair, kids color in the Welcome to the Belmont County Fair board.
Crowds gather to watch Sheep Showmanship on Tuesday at the Belmont County fair.
Elaina Murphy devours chocolate ice cream from the Union Local FFA stand at the Belmont County fair.