Harding Wrestling Tournament @ Marion County Fairgrounds Coliseum
Jan 13 @ 4:00 pm

Marion Harding Senior Wrestling Team 2016-2017

Jordan World Circus
Jan 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


Visit the Jordan World Circus website.

Ten Toes Up Cage Fighting @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm

Valentine’s Swine Barn Dinner @ Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum
Feb 11 @ 5:30 pm

Valentine’s Swine Barn Dinner

Date: Saturday, February 11th, 2017
Doors open at 5:30. Dinner @ 6:00 p.m.
Place: Marion Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, Marion County Fairgrounds
$30/person or $240/per 8 person table in advance.

8:00 p.m. DeVault Ridge Country Music Band

(have opened for Aaron Tippin, David Allen Coe, and other national acts)


Silent Auctions—$500 cash prize drawing (must be present to win. Tickets must be purchased in advance to be in drawing)


Pork Loin, Baked Potato, Green Beans, Dinner Roll, Tossed Salad, Cake, Fruit Pies, Iced Tea, Lemonade, Water
Alcoholic Beverages available for sale through Delmar Distributing

Tickets Available Through

Nancy Carter 740-389-5779
Tina Lust 740-225-5519
Nathan Isler 740-225-5358
Steve Isler 740-225-1927
Jim Stiverson 740-361-5160
Dan Criswell 419-295-4965

Higgins Consignment Auction @ Marion Co. Fairgrounds - Evers Arena
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am

Higgins Auction



On behalf of Ben Higgins Realty & Auction Co. LLC. we invite you to attend our annual Consignment Auction as a buyer or seller.  We are accepting farm & construction consignments from individuals, dealers, companies, lending institutions and etc.  To consign please call the office at 740-387-5111 or email us at bhaofcmgr@gmail.com.   We offer competitive rates, professional service, and guarantee that we personally will be selling your equipment. 

Click here for information about this auction.

Kidzapalooza Marion @ Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Event Details:

Date: Saturday February 25, 2017
Time: 10 AM – 5 PM
Location: Marion Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum
Radio Stations: 1490 WMRN, Majic 95.9, Buckeye Country 94.3
Demo: Families with Children ages 1-12 and their parents
Kidzapalooza is advertised over all iHeartRadio Marion Stations Plus Social Media.

Kidzapalooza is an event produced by Event Management in cooperation with iHeartMedia to entertain children ages 1-12 who attend with their parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts and friends.

Kidzapalooza takes place all indoor at the Marion Veterans Memorial Coliseum, where families come for interactive games, inflatable rides, live entertainment, music and much, much more!

On-site, Kidzapalooza has stage acts all day, inflatable rides, Characters, Police & Fire representatives, and community service organizations providing games, face painting and fun activities.

Thousands of children and adults will be attending from all over North Central Ohio.

Contact Tom Danner for more information at ctdanner@roadrunner.com or 740-360-0762.

Creative Anachronisms @ Evers Arena
Mar 4 all-day

Winter War Kingdom of Ealdormere
{Kingdom of Ealdormere}

Winter War Maneuvers: Episode IV: A New Home
{Incipient Canton of Pferdestadt}

The Society for Creative Anachronism is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Our “Known World” consists of 20 kingdoms, with over 30,000 members residing in countries around the world. Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which feature tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, various classes & workshops, and more.

OH-WAY GIRLS STATE @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Mar 18 all-day

All Day, March 18th, 2017

Regional Qualification NOT Required!
Pre-registration Deadline is 3/16/17!

GIRLS Weigh-ins & Start Times for OH-WAY State!

3/17/17, Friday Night, 6:00-8:00pm &
3/18/17, Saturday Morning, 7:00-8:00am

Girls Wrestling will start at 9:00am on Saturday, 3/18/17.

OH-Way Wrestling State
Mar 18 – Mar 19 all-day

March 18

OH-WAY D3-D4 State is One Day Only! (Must Qualify at Regional)

D3-4 Weigh-ins & Start Times for OH-WAY State!

D3-4 ONLY – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
3/17/17, Friday Night, 6:00-8:00pm &
3/18/17, Saturday Morning, 7:00-8:00am

D3-4 Wrestling will start at 9:00am on Saturday, 3/18/17.

March 19

OH-WAY D1-D2 State is One Day Only! (Must Qualify at Regional)

D1-2 Weigh-ins & Start Times for OH-WAY State!

D1-2 ONLY – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
3/18/17, Saturday Night, 6:00-8:00pm &
3/19/17, Sunday Morning, 7:00-8:00am

D1-2 Wrestling will start at 9:00am on Sunday, 3/19/17.

OH-Way Wrestling Junior High and High School State
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am

JUNIOR HIGH STATE, All Day, March 25th, 2017

OH-WAY Junior High (D4/D5) State is One Day Only! (MUST Qualify at Regional / No High School Wrestlers, No Matter What Their Age!)

OH-WAY Junior High State is a separate tournament from OH-WAY D1-4 State. D5 (ages 13-14) will NOT wrestle at OH-WAY D1-4 State. D4 (ages 11-12) can choose to compete in Junior High Regionals/State, D1-4 Regionals/State or both; however, D4 (ages 11-12) who wish to compete in both must pay a separate entry fee with a separate weigh-in to wrestle at both the OH-WAY D1-4 Regionals/State and Junior High Regionals/State, as these are 2 separate events.

JUNIOR HIGH Weigh-ins & Start Times for OH-WAY State!

3/24/17, Friday Night, 6:00-8:00pm &
3/25/17 Saturday Morning, 7:00-8:00am

JUNIOR HIGH Wrestling will start at 9:00am on Saturday, 3/25/17.

HIGH SCHOOL STATE, All Day, March 25th, 2017

Regional Qualification NOT Required!
Pre-registration Deadline is 3/23/17!

HIGH SCHOOL Weigh-ins & Start Times for OH-WAY State!

3/24/17 Friday Night, 6:00-8:00pm &
3/25/17 Saturday Morning, 7:00-8:00am

HIGH SCHOOL Wrestling will start at 9:00am on Saturday, 3/25/17.

Ohio State Championship Tumbling @ Coliseum
Apr 1 – Apr 2 all-day

April 1-2, @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Put together by the Ohio Sports Academy and the USA Gymnastics Ohio Trampoline & Tumbling Organization, preschoolers through college-age students are welcome to compete. Registration entries are due before the competition.

National Robotics Challenge
Apr 6 – Apr 8 all-day
Election Day
May 2 all-day

Election Day at the Marion County Fairgrounds, Ohio
Please contact the Marion County Fairgrounds at 740-382-2558 or email marionfair@marioncountyfairgrounds.com for information.

S Spree Model Train Convention @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Open May 6, 10:00am-3:00pm
Admission is only $5.00 at the door, with children 12 and under free accompanying by an adult.
Free parking
Concessions available
Come aboard and join the fun!

The Central Ohio S Gaugers model train club welcomes the public to the 2017 Spring S Spree Model Train Convention. This annual event rotates between the Miami Valley S Gaugers (Dayton/Springfield) and the Cuyahoga Valley S Gaugers Association (Cleveland) and we, COSG, host this year’s event in Marion, Ohio. Enjoy the multiple operating layouts from fellow clubs and individuals. The Model Train show also features many vendors selling trains, accessories and other merchandise specifically for S Gauge model railroading. As part of the Family Fun Day public access to the show, additional family activities will be featured for more fun including a railroad themed Photo Booth with backdrops of Thomas the Tank Engine and a Western Steam Engine, plus Cow Town Twister, an entertainer who makes wacky objects with balloons. Families can also enter a free drawing to win a complete train set and the first 50 kids through the door get a free train whistle.

DKMM Recycling Event
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Marion Harding High School Graduation @ The Coliseum
May 21 @ 2:00 pm

Marion Harding High School Commencement

Marion Harding HS

Visit Marion Harding High School Website for information.

River Valley High School Graduation @ The Coliseum
May 28 all-day

River Valley High School Commencement

River Valley High School

Visit River Valley High School Website for information.

2017 Marion County Fair
Jul 3 – Jul 8 all-day

The 2017 Marion County Fair dates are July 3 – July 8. This is our 167th fair! The six-day event features livestock shows, horse shows, dog shows, arts and crafts exhibits, evening performances, rodeos, merchant vendors, senior citizens, veterans and kids days, rides and of course the ever popular fair food. Click on County Fair in the main navigation bar above for all information.

All Breed Dog Show
Jul 28 – Jul 31 all-day

Buckeye Classic Power of the Paint
Aug 11 – Aug 13 all-day

See Page 4 for Buckeye Classic Flea Market & Craft Show Information

Page 1 of 4

Page 2 of 4

Page 3 of 4

Page 4 of 4

Good Sam Rally Camping
Sep 14 – Sep 17 all-day

Ohio Fall RV Rally Sep 14 – 17, 2017
Marion County Fairgrounds, Marion, OH

THEME: Buckeye Bash.
EARLY BIRD: Can arrive as early as September 10.

2017 Ohio Good Sam Directors Bill and Vickie Elliott

Pleasant Spartans Alumni and Supporters
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm

On October 7th be sure to attend the “Homecoming Party” for classes 19?? – 2014! This year’s Event will be held at the Marion Veterans Memorial Coliseum at 220 E Fairground Street. This year we have secured the Number 1 Band in Ohio. “The Menus” from Cincinnati, Ohio will be performing Saturday Night. People who travel to Columbus or Put In Bay will recognize this band. We are thrilled they will join us this upcoming weekend. They definitely know how to put on a show and I know the place will be electric that night.

This is our second year bringing you this event. The weekend is the collaboration of many of your Alumni and many Pleasant Supporters coming in for the event. Whether a Spartan in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, or 2000’s….you will love this weekend! It’s the chance to “remember when”.

Enjoy food, music, camaraderie, and more. Be part of this awesome second event which will be held annually during Pleasant Homecoming Weekend!!

PS – We will be doing the tailgate on Friday prior to the Pleasant – Buckeye Valley game. This will start at 5:00 pm and go to 7:00 pm. Pleasant will be hosting Buckeye Valley on October 6th for their Homecoming Game. All of the Alumni are invited to stop in at the pre-game tailgate party from 5PM – 7PM. Game begins at 7PM. See Old Friends, Tour School, Enjoy a Pig Roast.

Click on Tickets button in the top-right of this page for the cost.

Ohio Valley Craft Show @ The Marion County Fairgrounds Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Ohio Valley Craft Show

The 28th Annual Ohio Valley Christmas Craft Show Sunday

November 5th 2016 10am – 4pm

Exhibitors can set-up on the day of the show starting at 7 am.

All shows benefit the Marion Victim Assistance Program with a $1.00 admission donation. VAP is a service of the Marion Area Counseling Center, Inc., and each year serves over 1000 victims and families in the Marion County area. No change will be available, so please bring what you will need to do business. Parking is free.
Get Vendor Cover Letter

Get Application to Exhibit

Christmas by Candlelight
Nov 23 – Dec 25 all-day

Christmas by Candlelight 2017 at the Ohio Marion County Fairgrounds

This is our 22nd Christmas by Candlelight!

Christmas by Candlelight drive-thru light display will start Thursday, November 23rd and run through Monday, December 25th on the following dates and times.

  • Open Thursday, November 23 – Sunday, November 26, 6-10 PM
  • Open Thurdsay, November 30 – Sunday, December 3, 6-10 PM
  • Open Thursday, December 7 – Sunday, December 10, 6-10 PM
  • Open Every Night Thursday, December 14 – Monday, December 25, 6-10 PM

LIVE Nativity Saturday & Sunday on

  • December 2-3, 6-9 PM
  • December 9-10, 6-9 PM
  • December 16-17, 6-9 PM


  • $6 per car
  • $20 per small bus
  • $35 per large bus
Christmas By Candlelight Pic 1
Christmas By Candlelight Pic 2
Christmas By Candlelight Pic 3

Would you like to help support your community? Become a supporter of the Christmas by Candlelight Drive-Thru Light Show. We are always looking for financial help to buy new lights and displays. We strive to update our displays so you see something new each year.

You can donate in your own name or in memory of someone else. For your $25 donation we will display your name on our donor board placed in the Christmas by Candlelight drive-thru. Please send your donation to Marion County Fair Board at 220 E. Fairground St. Marion, OH 43302. Thank you for your community support.

Christmas By Candlelight
Christmas By Candlelight
Christmas By Candlelight
Marion Union Station Model Train Show @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum on the Marion County Fairgrounds
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Marion Union Station Association 32nd Annual Toy & Train Shows

Our 32nd Annual Train Show will be held Saturday, December 2, 2017, at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Marion County Fairgrounds (220 East Fairground St.). The show features approximately 120 sales tables and several operating layouts. Show hours are 11am-4pm. Admission is $5 for adults and $12 for families. Children 8 and under are free with adult admission.

Food will be available from the on-site concession.
8′ sales tables are $20. Vendor set-up starts at 7am Saturday morning. There is no Friday night set-up!

For more information, contact Marion Union Station Association (MUSA) at (740) 383-3768 or marionunionstation@frontier.com.

Note that the show is NOT at Marion Union Station, but the depot will be open during and after the show. Call MUSA at (740) 383-3768 for the exact hours.

Goat Barn Family Fun-Raiser
Dec 16 all-day