A long-standing tradition of the annual Van Wert County Fair is to offer a commemorative basket to fair-goers and basket collectors. These make a fun keepsake for yourself and an excellent gift for family and friends. They are offered at a reduced price by the Fairgrounds as a service to the local community.

The 2014 basket is the unique and beautiful “Tissue Basket” that features a commemorative brass tag engraved with the year and anniversary, blue decorative accent weave and VAN WERT COUNTY FAIR laser cut into the lid. This attractive basket measures 6” x 6” x 6” and is hand woven using hard maple. It is designed to hold a tissue box. It is 100% custom made by American Traditions Basket Company located in historic Canal Fulton, Ohio. This company has been producing handmade, heirloom quality baskets for over 18 years.

You may register your “Tissue Basket” to receive their lifetime warranty that covers workmanship and materials.??The 2014 basket order form has been mailed to those who ordered an annual fair basket in the past. The price is only $40.00 this year. You may inquire about, order and pick up this keepsakes at the Fairgrounds office. They are open 9 - 5 each day and 9 -12 on Saturday.

Call the office at (419) 238-9270 or email at vwfair@bright.net. The basket flyer may be viewed with an order form to print from the Fairgrounds website vanwertcountyfair.com. The baskets are now in stock at the Fairgrounds office. Payment by case, check or credit card is accepted.