Year after year, nothing could stop the flood damage. Since the 1930s, the Holmes County fairgrounds recorded heavy rain and flooding, which endangered livestock and fair attendees. In addition, the property was losing money by missing out on playing host to other events throughout the year.
Community supporters first started to talk about relocating the Holmes County fairgrounds to a safer area, out of the flood zone.
Paul Weaver, CEO of Weaver Leather, donated more than 80 acres of land west of Millersburg to the fair for the purpose of creating a new fairgrounds safe from flooding. Sterling Humrichhouser willed nearly $1 million of his estate to support the continued growth and development of the new fairgrounds.
The historic Shreiner Barn was restored, which provided new event space and also preserved a valuable piece of Holmes County’s agricultural heritage.
The first county fair was held at the new fairground location and featured expanded facilities, structures, and vendors. Today, Harvest Ridge offers more than 70,000 square feet of event space.
Steve Miller has served as manager for Harvest Ridge since 2017.
A life-long Holmes County resident, Steve is responsible for booking rentals, coordinating events, and overseeing general management of the facility. His duties also include conducting maintenance on all facilities and grounds work.
What Steve enjoys most about Harvest Ridge is the chance to work with the community and be a part of a project that has unlimited potential and benefit to the area. As Steve says, “Harvest Ridge is a living, breathing campus that continues to turn potential into reality each passing day.”
Steve adds, “Customers of Harvest Ridge can expect and will receive our best. Our efforts to bring about the best possible experience for their event or show is our first priority. We offer a friendly, helpful staff that answers your questions, strives to bring your vision to reality, and looks forward to working with and serving you.”
Contact Steve with any of your event ideas and rental questions at 330-600-4725 or by completing the form below.