MANSFIELD, Ohio (Newark Advocate) – Saggy, baggy pants will not be welcome at this year's Richland County Fair.
Neither will biker colors.
A first-time dress code has been put in place for the 164th Richland County Fair, which opens Sunday.
The Richland County Agricultural Society dress code aims to provide a more family-friendly atmosphere, said Bill Rieman, fair board president.
"We've had some undesirable things on shirts and saggy britches in the past," Rieman said. "In the past we've had to have people put their T-shirts on inside out."
The Richland County Fair dress code, modeled after dress codes in place at Cedar Point and the Columbus Zoo, states:
"The Richland County Agricultural Society has a dress code designed to maintain the society's family atmosphere.
"We do not allow clothing generally considered offensive. Profanity, obscene gestures, obscene statements, pictures of illegal substances, motorcycle colors, insignias of para-military groups, all gang-related items or clothing, costumes or disguises that conceal identity and adult full-face makeup are prohibited. Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times, including entering or leaving. Swimwear must be sufficiently covered. Pants must be worn to the waist (no underwear showing).
Rieman said there will be signs posted at the gates. Fairgoers not in compliance will be turned away.