The Mercer County Fair Board and Staff attended the 97th Annual Ohio Fair Managers Association Convention and Tradeshow that concluded Sunday January 9, 2022.

The Mercer County Fair picked up several communication awards in the large Fair category:

  • Best Overall Fair Theme in the State of Ohio
  • 1st Place Newspaper Advertisement Graphic
  • 1st Place Promotional Ad- Outdoor (Billboard Design)
  • 1st Place Printed Brochure
  • 1st Place Promoting Ag Education
  • 1st Place Use of Technology to Promote Fair (Video Submission)
  • 2nd Place Fair Premium Book Cover Design
  • 2nd Place Fair Promotional Items

The annual trade show was sold out with 144 spaces sold. The Presidents Reception and the Annual Showcase of Acts drew over 800 attendees.

Saturday for the General Session and Key Note of the Joint Senior and Junior Fair Boards over 1,400 attended and were part of the Crowning of Maya Kidd as the 2022 Ohio Fairs Queen.

The 98th Convention will be January 12-15 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, Ohio.