Dayton’s annual Marion County Fair celebrates its 75th year with 75 years of live music and entertainment
Dayton, Ohio (AP) The Dayton County Fair will celebrate its 75 years in 2016 with its 75-year anniversary in 2017.
The fair is scheduled to begin on Thursday, Sept. 23, and the festival will run through Sunday, Sept 15, with the parade, the annual carnival, the fair’s fireworks display and other special events.
The annual fair was founded in 1908 by a couple who wanted to make sure people would have a chance to see live music in the county.
Dayton’s last fair was held in 1989, and it has had an attendance of about 10,000 people since then.
The city of Dayton, home to the fairgrounds, has a population of about 4 million.
The fair is expected to attract some 150,000 visitors, including several thousand who will be staying at the Fairmont Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Dayton.
It is the largest free-standing, open-air fair in the country.
The Fairmont, located across from the Dayton Municipal Airport, was built in 1919 as the first city-owned hotel in Dayton, according to the Dayton Daily News.
The Fairmont was originally called the Cleveland and Erie Hotel, and Daytonians remember the name of its former owners, the Cleveland Browns, as the home team of the franchise.
Dayton was home to Cleveland for three decades until the Browns moved to Cleveland in 1965.
The Cleveland Browns have had a great presence in Dayton since the late 1800s, and they also have a history of hosting their home games in the fair grounds.
The team is owned by the NFL’s Cleveland Browns Football Club.
A total of 3,831 people will be on hand to enjoy the festivities in the Fairgrounds during the parade and other events.
The Dayton police department will be using its Twitter account to announce the official start of the festivities.
Follow the Dayton police on Twitter: @daytonpd