The Aurora Farmers Fair

Oct 3rd, 4th, 5th, & Oct 6th

The Next Great Farmers Fair Begins In

2018 Theme - Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Planning is underway for the 2018 Aurora Farmers Fair. Mark you calanders now, it will be here before you know it.

2018 Grand Marshals

Frank Burton & Doug Manford

Dr. Frank Burton moved to Aurora in 1968 after gradulating from Indiana University School of Optometry and completing two years in the U.S. Army at Fort Knox as a Captain in the Medical Corps. Dr. Burton joined Dr. S. W. (Dutz) Neary in his optometry practice on Third Street in Aurora, where he continued to practice for 50 years. He recently retired in December of 2017.

Dr. Burton has been an active member in community organizations. He was a member of Jaycees from 1969-1976 and served as president for one year during that time. He was a SAY Soccer coach, member of the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce and a board member of the Dearborn County Hospital Foundation. He has been an active member of the Aurora Lions Club since November of 1985, serving as President from 1995-1996. He also served as Chairman of the Farmers Fair Board, as well as Parade Chairman for many years.

He is currently serving as the Treasurer of Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrenceburg and is a member of American Legion Post 0231. He enjoys playing golf at Dearborn Country Club and doing some gardening at home. Dr. Burton and his wife, Janet, have been married for 52 years, live in Aurora and have two daughters. Jennifer and her husband, Troy, and son, Andrew, live in Cincinnati. Emily and her husband, Pete, live in Los Angeles.

Special Attraction this year will again be a piece of steel from the World Trade Center. This will be on display every day of the fair. The 911 Steel is a partnership between the Cincinnati Fire Museum and The Goodtimers Foundation. For more information on this traveling memorial and the local partnership, please go to

National Pedal Puller & Racers sponsored by Main Source Bank and Haag Ford will be held on Saturday October 6th. Sign ups start at 1 pm and racing starts at 2 pm. Racing will be for all ages from 4 to adult. Exact catagories to be determaned at the fair and depends on number of competetors. Adults will be Male and Female group.

Chainsaw Wood Carving Auction - We will be auctioning off some of the wood carvings created at the fair by Bear Hollow Chainsaw Wood Carvers. This was a great success last year. Auction will be Saturday night, October 6th at 6:30 pm on Stage 2. Carvings will be on display at the Wood Carvers booth during the Fair.

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