With people longing to get outside and have some fun this summer, it would be hard to beat the deal offered at the Columbiana County Fairgrounds this week.

The annual fair, curtailed last year by the pandemic, returns with lots of free grandstand events featuring noisy machines, fast horses, and powerful bulls.

In addition to the rides, tasty food, and games, there’s music on the midway stage.

Don’t forget the livestock shows and baking contests as well.

The price of admission ranging from $8 to $10 includes rides at the fair.  Kids under three and members of the military get in free every day.

There are special days offering free admission to bikers, senior citizens, and veterans.

Below you’ll find more detailed information about the fair, directions, and where to park once you get there:

GENERAL ADMISSION: (Prices include rides)

Monday – Preview Night (Gates open at 3 pm) $6.00 NO RIDES

Tuesday – Friday (Before 3pm) $8.00 (After 3pm) $10.00

All-day Saturday & Sunday $10.00

DAILY – All children under 3 years of age are admitted free.

DAILY – Servicemen and women presented in full uniform will be admitted free.

TUESDAY – ALL DAY Senior Citizens (Age 62 and older) and Veterans presenting proper ID will be admitted free of charge.

TUESDAY – Bike Night – Free admission for the rider; passenger pays gate admission.

Monday, August 2, 2021 “Entry Day” – Gates open at 3:00 pm

Tuesday, Aug 3 – Sunday Aug 8, 2021 – Gates open at 8:00 am

  • GARDEN TRACTOR PULL – 1:00 PM

Monday, August 2nd – Entry Day

  • HARNESS RACING – 1:00 PM
  • OPENING CEREMONIES – 6:00 PM
  • (4-H Queen & King Crowning)
  • TRUCK & TRACTOR PULL EXTRAVAGANZA – Free admission
  •  “Open to the World” – (to follow opening ceremonies) 7:00 PM

Tuesday, August 3rd – Senior Citizens & Veterans Day

  • HARNESS RACING – 1:00 PM
  •  BIKE NIGHT – 4:00 PM – Free grandstand admission
  • HORSE PULL – 7:30 PM – Free Grandstand admission

Wednesday, August 4th – Youth Day

  • KIDS’ TRACTOR PULL – 12:00 PM
  • MUTTON BUSTING – 7:00 pm
  • “SEBRA” EXTREME BULL RIDING & BARREL RACING – 8:00 PM – BUCK NIGHT $1.00 admission fee at grandstand night of event. No presale reserve seating will be sold.
  • DERBY PULL – 9:00 AM – Free grandstand admission
  • KOI DRAG RACING – 7:00 PM – Free grandstand admission
  • “SMOKE & NOISE” TRUCK & TRACTOR PULL – 7:00 PM – $5.00 bleachers/grandstand reserved seating
  • Saturday, August 7th
  • “SATURDAY NIGHT PULL-OFF” – 7:00 PM – $5.00 bleachers/grandstand reserved seating
  • COMBINE DEMOLITION DERBY – 1:00 PM – Free grandstand admission
  • DEMOLITION DERBY – 6:30 PM – $5.00 bleachers/grandstand reserved seating

Grandstand reserved seat tickets are on sale at the office near the Archway Gate on Lee Avenue until three hours prior to the events and at the souvenir shop by the grandstand until sold out. 

Directions to the fairgrounds, 225 Lee Ave., Lisbon, Ohio 44432

From the North: OH-11 S to Lisbon

  1. Merge onto OH-11 S.
  2. Take the OH-344 exit toward COLUMBIANA/LEETONIA for 0.2 miles
  3. Turn LEFT onto OH-344 for 0.2 miles
  4. Turn RIGHT to stay on OH-344
  5. OH-344 becomes OH-164/TOWNSHIP HWY 885. for 0.8 miles
  6. Turn RIGHT onto OH-164 for 6.6 miles
  7. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto OH-164/OH-517/LEE ST for 0.2 miles
  8. End at 225 Lee Ave, Lisbon, OH 44432-1057 US
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From the South: OH-11 N. to Lisbon

  1. Merge onto OH-11 N.
  2. Take the OH-154 exit toward US-30 W/LISBON/ROGERS for 0.3 miles
  3. Turn RIGHT onto OH-154 for 2 t.3 miles
  4. Turn RIGHT onto OH-164/OH-45/N MARKET ST for 0.3 miles
  5. Turn RIGHT onto OH-164/OH-517/LEE ST for 0.1 miles
  6. End at 225 Lee Ave, Lisbon, OH 44432-1057 US

From the West:  US-30 E. to Lisbon

  1. US-30 E.
  2. Take the US-30 E/TRUMP AVE. NORTH exit for 0.3 mile
  3. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto TRUMP AVE SE/US-30 for 0.4 miles
  4. Turn RIGHT onto LINCOLN ST E/US-30/OH-172. Continue to follow US-30/OH-172 for 1.9 miles
  5. Turn RIGHT onto S CEDAR ST/US-30 for 0.1 miles
  6. Turn LEFT onto US-30/E WALNUT ST. Continue to follow US-30 for10.9 miles
  7. Turn LEFT onto W LINCOLN WAY/US-30. Continue to follow US-30 for 8.6 miles
  8. Turn LEFT onto US-30/OH-9. Continue to follow US-30 for10.9 miles
  9. Turn LEFT onto OH-164/OH-45/N MARKET ST for 0.3 miles
  10. Turn RIGHT onto OH-164/OH-517/LEE ST for 0.1 miles
  11. End at 225 Lee Ave, Lisbon, OH 44432-1057 US

Public parking lots are located on the Northside of Saltwell Road and accessed from St Rt 45.  A free shuttle wagon service will pick up fairgoers in the parking lot and deliver you to your choice of gates.  Enter the fairgrounds by walking over the Bow String Bridge or through the gate near the lower midway near the Junior Fair animal barns, show rings, and office.

Limited parking is also available at Gate A off Lee Ave. However, this area is primarily used for handicapped parking and pass holders.

No public access is available on the West side of the fairgrounds at the Vista Gate, which is reserved for concession and exhibitor pass holders only.

No public access is available as you enter Gate B off Lee Ave., which is reserved for buyers and exhibitors.  This gate will be closed at times to provide safe traffic patterns for events.