Fighting forces fair to close early

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Fighting at the Mongtomery County Fair forces the gates to close early Saturday evening.

The fairgrounds were emptied twenty minutes prior to the scheduled 11 p.m. closing, according to the fair’s Board of Directors.

In a statement released to 2 News, the Montgomery County Agricultural Society said minor crowd disturbances and incoming weather led to the area being cleared.

The Montgomery County Fair is scheduled to open the gates at 8 a.m. Sunday as planned. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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