Fair fashion: Decision made on dress code at local fair

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Richland County Fair

MANSFIELD, Ohio — Wear this, not that? A proposal for a dress code at a local fair won’t happen after all, at least not this year.

For the first time in the 164-year history of the Richland County Fair in Mansfield, the Fair Board wanted to have a dress code in place when the fair opened on Sunday.

“It states there’s no advertising drug paraphernalia on your clothing, no obscenities. Your clothing should be worn, no pants hanging down where your underwear is exposed,” Fair Board Member Gary Blum said on Wednesday.

But, Richland County Fair Board President Bill Rieman told FOX 8 on Thursday that the dress code has been tabled.

Rieman said the wording of the proposal needed to be changed and run by the prosecutor for approval before it could be enforced.

They will re-evaluate for next year’s fair.

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