Fireworks back at Coshocton Fairgrounds

| June 12, 2018

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton Fairgrounds will once again have fireworks this year after a three-year absence after the fairboard office started getting calls asking for their return.

“I started getting in contact with the fairboard members and we had to start raising money,” said Mary Knicely, secretary/treasurer of the fairboard. “I got on the phone and started calling people asking for money. We had an awesome response especially since we had such a small amount of time to raise the funds.”

The fireworks will be at the fairgrounds on Tuesday, July 3 at 10 p.m. Rain date will be Wednesday, July 4 at 10 p.m. The show will be performed by Adam Fischer and Dean Hettinger.

“It’s been a whirlwind,” said Knicely. “We’re still putting the word out that we’re still raising money to start for next year. The community has just been phenomenal.”

The show is free to attend but there will be people taking donations for next year’s show at the gates. Only two gates will be open for admission, the main Seventh Street gate and the gate on Eighth Street. All gates will be open after the show.

The fireworks will also be choreographed to music.

“Come to the fairgrounds to see it,” said Knicely. “There will be a lot of ground display. It used to all be big ones in the sky you can see, but he (Fischer) does a ground display that’s just amazing. You can’t see it unless you’re here. So please come. If you don’t, you’ll miss half the show.”

The event will also feature a variety of vendors, food, entertainment, and a bounce house. As of press time, at least seven vendors have committed to the event.

“Next year, we are hoping to go full out,” said Knicely. “We want to make it a whole evening event.”

The fireworks show will last about 30 to 40 minutes. Gates will be locked all day until 4 p.m. when the two gates mentioned will open for admission.

White Eyes Carry-Out and Fuel will also be offering fireworks again this year for the third consecutive year on Saturday, June 30 at 10:15 p.m. The fireworks will be held in the back yard of the store. Snacks and drinks are permitted on the premises; however, food and drinks are not allowed inside the store.

Parking is free and the firework show is free. Donation jars will be set up to help fund next year’s show and t-shirts will be sold at the carry-out to help fund next year’s show.

“Last year, it was packed out back,” said Jonna Warren. “The show lasted over a half an hour. It was awesome.”

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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