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 10th, 2019 through August 1, 2020.  The Annual Board meeting and election will be held on November 10, 2020 at the Virginia OCasek Party Center at the fairgrounds.   November 10, 2020, 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 6:30 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 

 


2020 Board of Officers and Directors   

           

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

         

   AREA I

2020 DEBBIE HOOKWAY
2020 SAMUEL SEDLAK
2021 KELSEY SEDLAK
2022 HOWARD CALL

 

AREA II

2020 CATHY CUNNINGHAM
2021 CURT LOW
2021 MIKE HAWSMAN
2022 ANGIE HAWSMAN

 

 

AREA III

2020  
2021  
2022  
2022 CHRIS WOKOJANCE

 

 

AREA IV

2020 NANCY CRITES
2020 JINA CLAY
2021 JOHN COCHRAN
2022 LEE CRITES

 

 

AREA AT-LARGE

2020 LINDSEY PARKER
2020 RITA MOLYNEAUX
2020 MICHAEL HAWSMAN
2021 MEGAN COCHRAN
2021 SID FRENCH
2021 RICHARD STOREY
2022 THERESA CALL
2022 DIANA COCHRAN
2022 JEANNIE HELMS
2022 DEBBIE QUINTRELL

 

 

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