Aerial fireworks display to be held Sept. 4

| August 26, 2020

The Coshocton County Fair Board is set to host an aerial fireworks display on Friday, Sept. 4. (File)

The Coshocton County Fair Board is set to host an aerial fireworks display on Friday, Sept. 4. This show is to make up for the one that was not held on July 3 when it traditionally has been held.

As many know, the fireworks show was hosted at the fairgrounds for many years and sponsored by various community groups. Then, the airport chose to host them for a few years. Three years ago, after the airport decided to stop hosting, Rick Williamson, one of 18 fair board directors and who is in charge of gates and works with parking and safety services for the fair, along with fair board secretary, Mary Knicely, decided to take on the challenge of the fireworks project.

“We felt this was a great family event and that it was the perfect time to bring it back to the fairgrounds,” said Williamson.

The Sept. 4 show will mark the third year the fair board has been a sponsor. The fair board, along with community sponsors, are making this aerial fireworks display possible.

Due to Covid-19 and social distancing rules, the fairgrounds will not be open to the public. However, instead of having displays on the ground and some that shoot in the air, all of the displays will be in the air this year. This will allow the fireworks show to be viewable from almost anywhere in Coshocton.

The show will begin around 9:45 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4.

The last two years the show has been free to the public with donations accepted at the gate. But, since the grounds will not be open to the public, anyone who wishes to make a donation to next year’s fireworks can send a check to the Coshocton Agricultural Society at 707 Kenilworth Ave., Coshocton, OH 43812. In the memo section, write “fireworks” so that the money can be distributed appropriately.

“The fair board has enjoyed sponsoring this event, and we look forward to doing the fireworks, but we want everyone to be safe,” said Williamson.

Therefore, the fair board, city health department, sheriff’s department and fire department would like to remind everyone to make sure they follow the social distancing guidelines and that gatherings are kept to 10 people or less and that face masks are worn.

In addition, remember to make sure your animals are in a safe and secure location as the noise from the fireworks tend to scare most animals.

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