LEBANON, Ohio — President Donald Trump is scheduled to appear at the Warren County Fairgrounds in the City of Lebanon in Warren County at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12.
For those planning to attend:
The fairgrounds will not be open to the public before 2 p.m. on Friday, according to a press release from Warren County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Barry Riley.
If you arrive early, you will be asked to leave while the area is secured beginning at 11:30 a.m. Under no circumstances will vehicles be permitted to stage, park or line up on Broadway/Ohio 48 (where the fairgrounds is located) until the gates are open.
Once the fairgrounds is open, all persons will be required to enter through the track where a series of security checkpoints await. Carpooling is strongly encouraged as parking will be limited.
Vehicles traveling north on Broadway will enter at Gate 2. Vehicles traveling south will enter at Gate 1.
Pedestrians who park elsewhere will be directed to the track and the security checkpoints. Limited handicap parking is available.
Overflow parking will be at Colonial Park West, directly across from the fairgrounds. There will be no parking attendants at Colonial Park West. The park will remained closed until needed.
Persons driving through the City of Lebanon in the afternoon/evening can expect significant traffic delays and sporadic road closures.
“While exact details of the route will not be released by our agency, motorists can also expect significant delays and closures on the northern loop of I-275, I-71 from I-275, I-71 to St. Rt. 48 and on St. Rt. 48 from I-71 in the late afternoon during rush hour,” said Riley. “Please be patient and give yourself extra time, make alternate travel plans, or avoid the area.
Attendees should also be aware there is very limited seating available, and bleacher seating will be on a first-come basis.