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2017 Concessions Winter Newsletter

Important Concession Dates

  • Late January 2017: Contracts will be mailed.
  • March 31, 2017: Contracts due back with a minimum deposit – No exceptions.
  • April 1, 2017: Any space not held with a deposit will be declared open and vacant. The concessions group will begin to select vendors to fill this space.
  • July 26, 2017: Final payment due.
  • Please ensure that you fill in your vendor number as these will be reported upon request from the state or local taxation boards.

2017 Concession Office Hours:

Prior to fair setup week we will be available by appointment or calling the office.

Before the fair the Concessions office will be manned for set-up and contract financial settlement purposes.

Thursday, August 24, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, August 25, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 26, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 27, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, August 28, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 29, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 30, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

DURING THE FAIR the office will be open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. We will be on the grounds each evening through closing time. If we are out on the grounds we will leave a time of return note on the door of the office.

Concessions for the Great Geauga County Fair

Online Concessions Application

How Can I Become a Concessionaire

Concession Document Downloads

Objectives for the Geauga County Fair: Customers are our Business

  1. To provide the same fair experience to patrons no matter what time of day they attend The Great Geauga County Fair.
  2. Open and closing times are very important to our management team. You are paying a privilege fee with expectations of the rules and regulations to be followed. Please communicate at the earliest opportunity if circumstances present themselves — you see that you can not be open at the specified times each day, or if an emergency occurs and you have to close early. NO VEHICLES ARE TO BE ON THE MIDWAYS AFTER 11AM DAIL or PRIOR TO 9:30 PM ON MONDAY CLOSE.
  3. Monday evening the expectation will be the same level of service that you had on any other day of the fair week. It hurts the business of all concessionaires when vendors are not open and tents are closed during fair hours. The hard closing (a designated shut down time) for the midways will be 9:00 p.m. on Monday (Labor Day). Concessions closing early will be not invited back for the 2018 season. We hope that this information is useful and will help us improve upon our already great county fair.
  4. Commitments from your Concessions Management Team: Theresa and Howard will be available 24 hours a day the entire fair week, we will be moving onto the grounds prior to the Fair and departing after the fair closes. Our goal is to take your concerns and address them.
  5. Cleanness and neatness are two of our team’s critical success points. With this in mind, we want to stress the importance of maintaining clean spaces and staffing them accordingly so that they are always manned during the fair’s operating hours. Each of us must respect the space of our neighboring vendor. The space behind your unit or the back lot as we call it is just as important as the front of the space.
  6. You can find the operating hours abovev. We hope that this information is useful and will help us improve upon our already great fair.

Concessions Management Team:
Howard Call, CFE
Theresa Call

There are over 300 vendors and concessionaires each year at the Great Geauga County Fair. All new applicants will be placed on a waiting list. All the information you will need to participate in Ohio's oldest fair is here for you to review and download forms. View a map of the grounds.

Concessionaire Downloads:

Application: new applicants, update information, request change in contract, deposit refund for cancellation

Concessions Price List: prices for buildings and outdoor vendor/concessions plus electricity and camping

Rules & Regulations: application rules and regulations

Electrical & Fire Information: updated 1-13-16

How Can I Become a Concessionaire at the Great Geauga County Fair?

  1. Fill out the Online Concession Application below or use the Concessionaire Downloads above and mail/fax it.
  2. Current vendors must submit a deposit before March 31st to secure space in our fair. We will not fill any space before then. Often times we are not aware of cancellations until as late as July 31st when the balance of payment is due.
  3. You will be placed on the waiting list and you will be notified as there are cancellations (very common—especially in Merchant Building).
  4. Include as much information as possible about your concession — a picture is encouraged.
  5. We are always looking for new items and specialty cuisine to provide for our fair-goers.
  6. Remember the fair is over Labor Day weekend (Thursday – Monday) and every booth must be manned during operating hours.
  7. View all Concession Documents above.

Concession Application: This application needs to be filled out in order to be on the waiting list for new applicants. If you are a current concessionaire, fill out only the required information and then provide the changes/updates.

Application Options
Organization Name:
Contact Name:
Phone Number:
Fax Number:
Email Address:
Interested Outdoor/Indoor:
Outdoor Only - Electrical Needs:
Tent Size:
# of Stock Trucks:
# of Campers:
Complete List of
Products/Services Featuring:
I have completed this form accurately and to the best of my ability.
I understand that fraudulent misrepresentation of information on
this form can result in the non-renewal/denial of a contract for next year.
I have reviewed the Rules & Regulations.
Please initial as signature:
Please click Submit Application one time and wait 30 seconds before clicking again.

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