(7-28-20) Governor Mike DeWine has just slammed the door on upcoming county fairs.

Local fair officials will now have issues facing them that they they not been expecting this late into the process with this latest order.

Presently posted on the Mercer County Fair web site –

Hello everyone,

We have been receiving a lot of inquires about whether the fair will occur or not. We are currently working closely with Mercer County Health Department to provide a full-fair. This will include rides, livestock shows, Demo Derby, Tractor Pulls, Beer Garden, and most importantly- concerts.

Today’s announcement will change many of the above events mentioned if the the Governor’s order is followed.

Confirmed cases have jumped in both Auglaize and Mercer Counties in recent days.