The Attica Independent Fair is one of only seven independent fairs in Ohio and is one of the best! Typically held the second week of August, the Attica Fair offers a variety of attractions including antique tractors, tractor pull, horse races, a state-wide cheerleading contest, live music, a beer garden, 4-H judging, the Queens contest, an open sheep show, and several other awesome events. While visiting, enjoy the excellent food stands and free mechanical rides. Most grandstand entertainment is also included in admission! Check out the Visitors page for admission information and the Events page for a full schedule.

Attica Fair Boots To Shoes 5KFairgrounds 

The Attica Fairgrounds are maintained by the Fair Board and are home of Attica Raceway Park. In addition to the annual fair, the fairgrounds also hosts an annual Boots to Shoes 5K, a Reverse Raffle to support the Junior Fair Board, a Winter Wonderland event for area families and various other community events throughout the year.


The Entertainment Building (also known as the Social Hall) is available to rent. Total capacity is just over 500, with heating, air conditioning, a full kitchen and a bar area. Is great for wedding receptions, family reunions, graduations, fundraisers and other gatherings. Contact the Fair Office, 419-426-3247 or for rental prices and availability.

Fair Board

Fair Board Officers

  • President, Mark Beat
  • Vice President, Brandon Darling
  • Treasurer, Alan Aichholz
  • Secretary, Donna Niedermeier
  • Bookkeeper, Tammy Beard

Department Superintendents

  • Jr. Fair Coordinator, Becky Baldosser
  • Harness Races, Courtney Stockmaster & Dennis Reer
  • Household, Floriculture & Farm Produce, Keri Newell
  • Canned Fruit & Provision, Carol Aichholz & Joan Willman
  • Camping, Rick Ehresman
  • Jr. Fair Livestock Sale, Bruce Easterday
  • Royalty Contest, Erin Swartzmiller
  • Cheerleading Contest, Michele Weaver & Ashley Aichholz


Director terms are 3-years and run from November 1 through October 31. There are 12 townships represented and 4 at-Large positions. Directors do not need to live in the township they represent.

Remainder of Director Term, Expires October 31, 2019 

  • Brian BischoffThompson

Term Expires October 31, 2019

  • Courtney Stockmaster, Adams
  • Derek Beat, Hopewell
  • Josh Drown, Liberty
  • Matt Heiser, Pleasant
  • Tim Heibertshausen, Venice

Term Expires October 31, 2020

  • Rick Ehresman, At-Large
  • Jason Darling, At-Large
  • Gary Jordan, Attica
  • Tanya Nagel, Bloom
  • Mark Beat, Seneca

Term Expires October 31, 2021

  • Scott Baldosser, At-Large
  • Dennis Reer, At-Large
  • Jeremy Snavely, Clinton
  • Alan Aichholz, Reed
  • Brandon Darling, Scipio

Download a PDF with listing of Fair Board and more information from the 2018 Fair Book.

Attica Sons of the American Legion, 2017 Irene Martin award winner

Irene Martin Award

The Irene Martin Award is presented to an outstanding individual or organization in recognition of their many contributions and support of the Attica Fair. This award symbolizes the countless hours of work needed towards making the Attica Independent Fair one of the top Independent Fairs in the State of Ohio.

Irene Martin was the type of individual who was tireless in her many daily activities during the fair. She supported her community by being a school board member, an area news reporter for more than 30 years, a member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, its Rosary Altar Society, Attica Area Historical Society, Victory Post #260 American Legion Auxiliary and the Seneca County Farm Bureau.

Past Recipients

  • 1993 Mercedes Beat
  • 1994 Ruth Hornett
  • 1995 Chuck Thompson
  • 1996 Attica Lions Club
  • 1997 Richard “Doc” Heimlich
  • 1998 Ned Gregg
  • 1999 Rodney Shade
  • 2000 Susie Riedlinger
  • 2001 Donna Rotruck
  • 2002 Jim Alt
  • 2003 Gene & Carol Aichholz & Family
  • 2004 Dennis Gurney
  • 2005 Richard Shook
  • 2006 Jerry Eitle
  • 2007 John & Deb Martin
  • 2008 Maxine Heyman, DeeAnn Ruffing, Kent, Shirley Williams
  • 2009 Tom & Barb Weaver
  • 2010 Dr. Dan Ulmer, DVM
  • 2011 Dr. Lynette Hohman, DVM
  • 2012 American Legion Victory Post 260
  • 2013 Ken & Peg Carrick
  • 2014 Greg & Rhonda Martin
  • 2015 Marilyn & Dennis Heiser, Marilyn & Tom Willman
  • 2016 Attica Sons of the American Legion Post 260
  • 2017 Sutton Bank
  • 2018 Bill Ruffing