Visit Fairfield County Kicks Off Summer Travel Season

The Visit Fairfield County team at Ohio Tourism Day.

The Visit Fairfield County team at Ohio Tourism Day. Left to right, Marketing Coordinator Faith Saxton, Executive Director Jonett Haberfield and Information Specialist Tia Dauterman

To help spur tourism in Fairfield County, Visit Fairfield County partnered with TourismOhio, and joined more than 120 other attractions and destinations from across the state for the 2023 Ohio Tourism Day, held May 10 at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. Hundreds of people, looking to make summer plans, attended the event.

Replica of the General William Tecumseh Sherman statue adjacent to the Visit Fairfield County table.

The Fairfield County Heritage Association brought the General Tecumseh Sherman replica statue to display at the Visit Fairfield County table during Ohio Tourism Day on the state capitol grounds.

To kick off the day, Gov. DeWine unveiled Ohio’s new brand: “Ohio, The Heart of it All.” The beloved theme with a modern twist captures the state’s Midwestern warmth and invites people to create a life they love here in Ohio.

“Thanks to all of our tourism partners for taking part in this unique event that offers visitors a chance to discover new attractions and destinations that showcase all Ohio has to offer as a place of adventure, a place of promise, and the place for you,” said Lydia Mihalik, director of Ohio Department of Development.

Buckeye Lake's Benny the Bass standing next to a woman in colonial dress.

Buckeye Lake’s Benny the Bass was in attendance at Ohio Tourism Day on the state capitol grounds.

“Ohio Tourism Day is a great reminder that our state is the heart of it all, with something for everyone to enjoy,” said Jonett Haberfield, executive director of Visit Fairfield County. “The day allowed us to have one-on-one conversations with potential visitors looking to visit Fairfield County, and our great restaurants, hotels, retailers, parks, and attractions.”

Every year, Ohio Tourism Day celebrates Ohio’s tourism industry and offers consumers the chance to explore vacation ideas across the state. Visit Fairfield County set up a display and talked to potential visitors eager to learn more about all the exciting things to do in the area.

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Tia Dauterman, Information Specialist at Visit Fairfield County

By Tia Dauterman

Tia Dauterman is the Information Specialist at Visit Fairfield County. She is a resident of Lancaster and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ohio University.