Nice weather and new events drew crowds to the Clermont County fair

The 161st Clermont County Fair came to a close Saturday after a week of nearly ideal weather which brought a large crowd to Owensville.

“Except for the first couple of hot days it was great,” Fair Board President Bill Sharber said. “We had no rain, which is what has hurt us in the past. Things went pretty smooth. We want to thank everybody for coming out.”

Sharber said attendance was at about 80,000, which met the board’s goal of between 70,000 and 100,000. The two most popular events were the tractor pulls and demolition derbies.