“As we consider a new home for the Montgomery County Fair, the Board recognizes the importance of extending the process in order to thoughtfully consider options and ultimately select the ideal location,” said John Friedline, President of the Agricultural Society Board. “The fair will remain in Dayton for 2016 and 2017.”
The Agricultural Society Board continues to work with the City of Dayton, Montgomery County and the Montgomery County Port Authority on producing a request for proposals for development of the fairgrounds’ current 37-acre site on South Main Street in Dayton. The RFP is anticipated to be released in mid-May.
“This is an incredibly exciting time for the Fair, the City of Dayton and the entire County,” added Friedline. “The current site is a prime location for development that will transform the southern section of downtown Dayton; while a new, state-of-the-art fairground will take shape at another, more expansive site.”
The Board is considering several new locations for the fairgrounds that each feature at least 100 acres.
“Additional land gives us a fantastic opportunity to build modern facilities that benefit fairgoers and opens us opportunities for hosting other events,” said Friedline.
The 2016 Montgomery County Fair is August 31st through September 5th.
The 2017 Fair Dates will be July 10-15, 2017.