The Clermont County Fair kicked off Sunday, July 26 with a parade, selection of fair royalty and a free preview day for county residents. According to fair board president Bill Scharber there are record numbers of people visiting the fairgrounds in Owensville.
“We had our free day on Sunday and usually people are here until about 6 or 6:30 p.m. but they stayed until 10 p.m. and our vendors were kept busy,” said Scharber. “I think it is because the fair offers families reasonable entertainment close to home. We are very economically friendly this year.”
A competition was held Sunday for those to reign as royalty during the week. Those selected include, King, Cody McConnell; Queen, Brittany Bayne; Prince, Tyler Stegbauer; Princess, Carley Snider; Beef Queen, Shelby Church; Caprine Representative, Samantha Manning; Equine Representative, Kristin Koch; General Projects Representative, Anna Green; Small Animal Representative, Jeri Plante and Swine Representative, Mariah Messink.