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. 

 


For more History of the fairgrounds click here 

  

 


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, 2022 through August 1, 2023.  The Annual Board meeting and election will be held on November 14, 2023 at the Virginia OCasek Party Center at the fairgrounds.   November 14, 2023, polls will be open to vote on this day at the Fair Office, during the hours of 10:00 am to 2:30 pm and at the party center from 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm.

Click here for membership details 

 


Summit County Agricultural Society of Ohio Constitution

Summit County Agricultural Society of Ohio Code of Conduct

Summit County Agricultural Society of Ohio Whistleblowers 

Summit County Agricultural Society of Ohio Conflict of Interest 

2021 Annual Report

 


2023 Board of Officers and Directors   

           

PRESIDENT  THERESA CALL
VICE PRESIDENT LEE CRTIES
SECRETARY/FAIR MANAGER CATHY CUNNINGHAM
TREASURER DIANA COCHRAN
CONCESSION MANAGER  CATHY CUNNINGHAM
ASSISTANT CONCESSION MANAGER KELSEY SEDLAK

  

   AREA I

2023 DEBBIE HOOKWAY
2023 SAMUEL SEDLAK
2024 KELSEY SEDLAK
2024 HOWARD CALL

AREA II

2023 CATHY CUNNINGHAM
2024 MIKE HAWSMAN
2024 SID FRENCH
2025 ANGIE HAWSMAN

AREA III

2023                         
2024  
2025  
2025  

AREA IV

2023 NANCY CRITES
2023 JINA CLAY
2024 JOHN COCHRAN
2025 LEE CRITES

AREA AT-LARGE

2023 RITA MOLYNEAUX
2023 MICHAEL HAWSMAN
2023  
2024 MEGAN COCHRAN
2024 RICHARD STOREY
2024 BRITTANY KELLER
2025 THERESA CALL
2025 DIANA COCHRAN
2025 DEBBIE QUINTRELL
2025 MIKE YOUNG

 

 

HONARY DIRECTORS

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