The Bellville Street Fair isn’t just another event on the calendar; it’s a tradition, a celebration, and a hub of entertainment that brings the community together. Spanning from September 13 to 16, the fair promises activities that cater to every member of the family.

It’s also easy to get to from Galion — just a few miles to the east on State Route 97.

From thrilling rides to captivating exhibits, the fair has it all. The organizers have meticulously planned a 4-day event list that ensures there’s never a dull moment. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker looking for your next adrenaline rush or a parent seeking some quality family time, the Bellville Street Fair is your go-to destination. And let’s not forget the free entertainment options that make this fair a pocket-friendly outing for families.

Nightly Grooves

Music is the soul of any celebration, and the Bellville Street Fair takes this to heart. This year’s line-up features a diverse range of artists that promise to keep your feet tapping and your spirits high. Thursday, September 13, kicks off with Luke Watson at 7:30 PM, setting the stage for a weekend of musical ecstasy. Emily Raff takes over on Friday, September 14, at 6 PM, followed by Rockhouse at 8 PM. The weekend gets even better with Jevan Cole and Adam Calvert performing on Saturday, September 15, at 6 PM and 8 PM, respectively. So, whether you’re into country, rock, or pop, there’s something for every music aficionado at the fair. The best part? The performances are strategically timed so that you can enjoy the fair’s other offerings without missing a beat.

From Tractors to Tiaras

The Bellville Street Fair is not just about rides and music; it’s about showcasing talent and celebrating local culture. The Fair Queen Contest is the highlight of the opening night, where young women from the community vie for the coveted title. The contest has a rich history, and you can even check out a list of former Fair Queens and this year’s guidelines on their website.

But the excitement doesn’t stop there. The annual Truck & Tractor Pull revs up the weekend before the fair, promising a day of high-octane fun. If you’re an animal lover, the Livestock Show & Sale and the Horse Show offer a different kind of thrill. And let’s not forget the Great Pumpkin Contest, where growers bring their biggest and best pumpkins in a fun competition open to all ages.

Exhibits and Competitions

The fair provides a unique platform for local talent to shine. The Main Entry Form for exhibits is available on their website, complete with guidelines for both Junior and Senior Exhibitors. Whether you’re an artist, a craftsman, or a farmer, there’s a category for you. The Livestock Sale, in particular, is a much-anticipated event that starts on Saturday, September 16, at 10 AM. It’s not just an auction but a celebration of the community’s agricultural heritage.

Tips and Tricks for the Ultimate Fair Experience

For those who are new to the Bellville Street Fair or even for seasoned attendees, knowing some insider tips can elevate your experience. First, make sure to check the Exhibit Due Dates for drop-off information if you’re participating in any of the competitions. Also, the fair is a perfect place for foodies to explore; from classic fair food like corn dogs and funnel cakes to more exotic offerings, your taste buds are in for a treat. Lastly, don’t forget to bring your camera. The fair offers numerous photo ops, from the dazzling lights of the rides at night to the joyous expressions of kids enjoying the attractions.

The Bellville Street Fair is more than an event; it’s an experience that reflects the spirit of the community. With its diverse range of activities, it promises fun, excitement, and a sense of togetherness that is hard to find elsewhere. So mark your calendars and visit their official website for all the details and exact times. This is one fair you won’t want to miss!

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