The Summit County Agricultural Society was organized on November 14, 1849. The very first Summit County Fair was held in downtown Akron on October 2 and 3, 1850. Due to the huge success of the fair, larger venues were needed. Therefore, the fair moved around for many years until it found it's forever home in Tallmadge in 1957.
In 1957, the Summit County Agricultural Society was re-organized under the leadership of the Society's President, Charles Call. The Agricultural Society’s main purpose was to promote Summit County youth and their activities. In order for these events to happen, the Summit County Commissioners leased to the Society 5 acres of land known as the Summit County Home property located in Tallmadge. When the “Summit County Junior Fair” debuted for three days, August 15-17, 1957, the Society was the proud owner of two buildings and a lot of hopes and dreams for the future. By 1970, with the dedication of many hard working volunteers the Summit County Fair was labeled “The Biggest Little Fair in Ohio”. The success and hard work of thosemany volunteers over the past 62 years is clearly visible with the improvements and additions to the fairgrounds which now includes our current 66 acre facility.
Annual Meeting & Memberships
Any Summit County Resident age 18 years and older can purchase a Summit County Agricultural Society of Ohio membership for $10 that is good for January 1 - December 31. Memberships are on sale in the office December 4th, 2021 through August 1, 2022. The Annual Board meeting and election will be held on November 8, 2022 at the Virginia OCasek Party Center at the fairgrounds. November 8, 2022, polls will be open to vote on this day at the Fair Office, during the hours of 9:00 am to 1:30 pm and at the party center from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
|VICE PRESIDENT||THERESA CALL|
|SECRETARY/FAIR MANAGER||CATHY CUNNINGHAM|
|CONCESSION MANAGER||CATHY CUNNINGHAM|
|ASSISTANT CONCESSION MANAGER||KELSEY SEDLAK|
|DECEMBER, 2005||CHARLES E CALL|
|DECEMBER, 2005||JEAN CALL|
|DECEMBER, 2005||JOHN GRAF|
|JANUARY, 2007||RON PAPES|
|NOVEMBER, 2007||JIM POLCEN|
|OCTOBER, 2014||BERNARD FREDERICK|
|OCTOBER, 2014||DEAN FREDERICK|
|DECEMBER, 2017||MARY ELLEN LOW|
|DECEMBER, 2019||GEORGE CURT LOW|