While you’re out and about visiting the Pickaway County Fair this year, there is one BIG thing you should know about the “Pickaway Agricultural and Events Center“. IT IS SO MUCH MORE THAN A YEARLY COUNTY FAIR! While one of the primary purposes for the new facilities is the annual fair, the idea of the revitalization was to create something that would go way beyond that one special “fair week” itself and be utilized and rented throughout the year for other events.
We recently spoke with Christy Pence, Secretary of the Pickaway County Agricultural Society, and she informed us that, “Anyone interested in renting any facilities at the ‘Pickaway Agriculture and Event Center‘ should call the Pickaway County Visitor’s Bureau to inquire.” Their phone number is 740-474-3636 or you can inquire on their website: Pickaway.com.
So we reached out to the Pickaway County Visitors Bureau and spoke with Tim Wilson, their executive director, who was able to give us some more info in regard to the different facilities and how the grounds can be utilized for many events for years to come.
“The sky is the limit,” Tim shared, “I can see multiple concerts, a music festival, livestock and horse shows, car and motorcycle shows, craft shows or an antique market, it’s all good, and we are actively seeking these types of events.”
With that said, they already have some events scheduled – including a three-day craft and antique festival in November. They are even working to bring a Circus to the Ag & Event Center as well.
There are a variety of buildings and facilities that can be rented out during the year for an assortment of different events…including the Swine Barn! The Swine Barn is almost 14,000 sq. ft., and Tim says it would be “perfect for a craft show, artisan market or swap meet.”
While larger events are happening on the grounds of the Pickaway Agricultural and Events Center, the facilities are open for smaller, more personal events as well! Tim explains that, “A wedding in the amphitheater and reception in Heritage Hall would be amazing.” The big thing to keep in mind that although the facilities are large, they can accommodate all sizes of events.
Here’s a look at some different buildings and facilities you can rent below:
- Heritage Hall: 20,000 square feet
- Outdoor Amphitheater: 1,000 seats
- Show Pavilion: 37,800 square feet
- Horse Barn: 21,016 square feet
- Darby Creek Cattle Barn: 11,200 square feet
- Sheep/Goat Barn: 10,240 square feet
- Small Animal Barn: 7,200 square feet
- Meeting Rooms and picnic areas with surfaced walkways
- The entire property