The Greene County Fairgrounds is believed to be the only fairgrounds owned by a county entity in the state of Pennsylvania (most others are owned by shareholders).
The initial fairgrounds, where the first fair was held in 1867, was located on the south side of Waynesburg, east of Morgan Street, on what is now the Waynesburg College Football Field. In 1901 the fairgrounds had been sold and divided into building lots, and no fairs were held on the grounds between 1902-1910. In 1940 the Greene County Commissioners purchased the fairgrounds from the Fair Association to get them out of debt.
The present site contains 26 acres of land and is located between Route 21(Roy Furman Highway) and Route 188(Jefferson Road) in Waynesburg.
Facilities include a Grange Hall, Exhibition Hall, a two-story Community Building, an Electric Building, and a softball field that was built in the early 1950's. The fairgrounds also has a horse track for harness racing.
In 1975, a 4-H building was built with 104 stalls. There are 6 barns that are equipped to stable 240 horses. The grandstand has the seating capacity of 1,800 people and there are 2 show arenas in the infield. The Greene (Race) Barn houses up to 58 stalls for harness horses and has an additional 14 outside stalls.
The Greene County Fairgrounds is also home to the Greene County Department Of Recreation.
There are three entrances to the grounds; one off Route 188 and two off Route 21-one on the eastern side and one on the western side.
The Recreation office is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The fairgrounds hours vary due to events.
On-site parking is available.