HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WDTN) — The Montgomery County Fair could move to Huber Heights in 2018 if a deal is approved.
The Montgomery County Agricultural Society issued a letter of intent to Huber Heights expressing interest in a property just off I-70.
“We are in negotiations with Huber Heights awaiting terms to negotiate the sale of land,” said Greg Wallace, Executive Director of the Montgomery County Agricultural Society.
That land would be about 80 acres which is more than double the space of the fair’s current home.
It would also be situated between some commercial properties. Gander Mountain borders part of the property as well as other stores in nearby the nearby Northpark Center.
City leaders in Huber Heights are weighing whether the fairgrounds would be the best fit for the property.
“Ten of those 80 acres are prime real estate for access off the highway or highway front,” said Huber Heights Mayor Tom McMasters. “So that could appraise for a decent amount of money and bring in a large amount of tax revenue.”
No deal has been made, as of yet, but fair officials are hoping to be in a new site in the next two years.
“We’re still looking at 2018 for a new site,” said Wallace. “If we’re able to secure land, we’ll definitely be on schedule.”
If a deal falls through with Huber Heights, Wallace said the Montgomery County Agricultural Society has other options.
One of those options remains in Trotwood.
Trotwood Mayor Mary McDonald said despite news of the possibility the fairgrounds could move to Huber Heights, her city remains in the running and they have not pulled away from any proposal.