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WAYNE COUNTY CVB Contact Information - 428 W. Liberty St., (330) 264-1800 or (800) 362-6474, fax (330) 264-1141, info@wccvb.com, www.wccvb.com. Executive Director - Martha Starkey Welcome to Wayne County, Ohio The rural charm of Wayne County’s rolling hills, lush woods, and scenic farmland is only the beginning of the offerings available to visitors. An abundance of cultural activities and events make Wayne County a great destination any time of the year. From the Ohio Light Opera’s nationally recognized lyrical theater in summer to the Wayne County Fair each September, there is something to satisfy every taste year round. Known as the “Gateway to Amish Country,� Wayne and the surrounding counties are home to the world’s largest Amish population. Famous for their beautiful quilts and high-quality craftsmanship, the Amish people are also known for their peaceful ways and timeless lifestyle. A large number of restaurants, shops, and stores feature authentic Amish products from food to furniture. Attractions such as Lehman’s, P. Graham Dunn Gallery, The JM Smucker Company Store & Cafe, and Everything Rubbermaid, continue to attract visitors from around the world. Shopping is a pleasure in Wayne County with oneof-a-kind places such as Shisler’s Cheese House, known for

THE WAYNE COUNTY FAIR Contact Information – Wayne County Fair Board, 199 Vanover St., PO Box 3, (330) 262-8001, www. waynecountyfairohio.com. Secretary/Treasurer/Manager – Pete Armstrong 2016 Fair Dates – Sept. 10-15, 2016 More Information – Billed as “Ohio’s Foremost Agricultural Fair,â€? the annual Wayne County Fair once again proved its popularity with area residents. Perennial favorite events at the fair include the farm tractor pulls, demolition derby, horse and livestock shows, and produce and baking competitions. The Wayne County Junior Fair, held concurrently with the county fair, is thought to be one of the largest gatherings of 4-H participants in the state. The 42-acre fairgrounds is used year-round. Facilities may be rented for varying events such as sales and auctions (for more information, contact the fair board). Off-season storage is also available in the larger buildings for items such as campers, and other automobiles. The fair is administered by the 21 members of the Wayne County Agricultural Society Board of Directors, and is an independent, nonproďŹ t organization. Membership in the society is open to all Wayne County residents, age 21 and older.

their fabulous Swiss cheese and selections of treats; Pine Tree Barn, with 25,000 square feet of unique gifts, home furnishings, a gourmet luncheon restaurant and a Christmas tree farm; and Quailcrest Farm, with their 12,000 square foot greenhouse solarium, unique gift shop and 25 Acres of Ideas Gardens with picnic pavilions. Downtown Wooster has developed a state and regional reputation for independent, vibrant shops and outstanding restaurants. The towns charm and character stem from relaxing cafes that combine with the quaint small town feel. The farmers’ markets, both seasonal and year round, provide the freshest of products for your dinner table. Troutman Vineyards and Silver Run Vineyard and Winery provide you with award winning wines in a relaxed country setting. The Secrest Arboretum offers a rose garden and walking paths among the gardens and a full schedule of events throughout the year. Contact the Wayne County Convention and Visitors Bureau if you have guests in town, need something to do with your family, or just want to discover something new in your own backyard. If your business holds seminars or meetings, we can help ďŹ nd the perfect location. Contact us at 1-800-362-6474 or info@wccvb.com. For up to date information visit our website at www.wccvb.com.

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