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2 – The Delphos Herald • Allen County Fair • August 2013
163rd Allen County Fair packed with new, better entertainment
On Aug. 17, Austin Mahone and Bridgit Mendler will be in concert at 6:30 p.m. at the Grandstand. Tickets are priced at $43 and $39 and include all service charges. LIMA — The Allen County Fair is set On Aug. 18, Josh Turner and Thompson to celebrate its 163rd year with the gates Square will be in concert at 8 p.m. in opening Aug. 16 and running the Grandstand. All tickets are through Aug. 24. reserved, tickets are $40 for Allen County Fair Manager AAA section, $37 for Track David F. Grimm, CFE — an section, and $33 for Bleacher Ohio native who grew up in or Grandstand seating; tickPort Clinton — said that even ets prices include all service though this is his first year precharges. siding over the Allen County There will be three brand Fair, he has had 25 years expenew grounds attractions includrience managing private fairs in ing Tiger Talks, an entertainBurlington, Vermont. ing and educational look at “It’s been a change working eight Bengal tigers; The Flying for a public fair,” he detailed. Pages, a family high wire “There are many similarities.” act; and The Dazzling Mills Grimm Grimm said that there is a lot of Family, a group of three talented new entertainment coming to the jugglers, unicyclists and acrobats fair this year. from Marion. “The all new teen show features Austin Grimm said they have also freshened Mahone and Bridgit Mendler,” Grimm said up and increased the musical talent this with excitement. “Thompson Square, who year. Performing on the Plaza Stage will be just had a No. 1 Top 40 hit on the charts will See FAIR, page 3 also be performing.” BY STEPHANIE GROVES Staff Writer email@example.com
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entrance,” Grimm detailed. “We’ve also lighting at four north commercial “The Allen County Fair added buildings.” Many of the same events will be is the best entertainback this year, including the Kewpee ment bargain. A family Showcase of Bands, Wrestling, Wood of four can spend all day Carving, Demolition Derby, Cheerleading Competition, Antique Tractor Pull, Harness at the fair — including Racing, Truck Tug, Baton/Flag Corp food — for $50 or $60.” Competition and the Truck, Tractor & Semi Sled Pull. “We’ll have over 30 rides at the carni— David Grimm, val,” Grimm added. Allen County Fair Manager Admission prices are free for kids 8 years and younger and $7 for all others Nashville Crush, Appalachian Trail, Fisch attending. Styx and Hypnotix. “The Allen County Fair is the best enter“There will also be an Allen County tainment bargain,” Grimm said proudly. “A Historical Society and Museum booth,” family of four can spend all day at the fair Grimm said. — including food — for $50 or $60.” The new show arena fans, which were There are deals on rides for the kids donated by Delphos and Lima businesses, through the week during the afternoons. will cool the animals and the spectators dur- With “Moonlight Madness” kids can ride ing the shows. from 6 p.m. to midnight for $20 each. “I’m very impressed with how benevoConcert tickets are on sale at the fairlent people are and willing to give from the grounds box-office or may be purchased heart to improve the fairgrounds,” Grimm online at www.allencountyfairtickets.com, said. or by calling 419-228-7141. The fair board also took a look at some Gate admission tickets can be purelectrical improvements, per the sugges- chased when buying concert tickets, maktions of the patrons. ing it faster to enter the fair on concert “We have new lighting off the SR 309 night.
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FRIDAY, AUG. 16 7-11 am or 2-7 pm Check-in time for Jr. Fair Market Hog Exhibits ONLY! - enter Gate 5 - State Route 117 ONLY! 8 am - 8 pm Jr. Fair Office Open Administration Office Open 9-11am Jr. Fair Booth Decorating 10 am-7:30 pm Check-in time for Jr. Fair Poultry Exhibits ONLY! - enter Gate 5- State Route 117 1 pm Jr. Fair Booth Judging - Youth Exhibits Building 2-9 pm Check-in time for All Other Jr. Fair Livestock Exhibits - enter Gate 5 - State Route 117 4 pm 163rd Allen County Fair Opens - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Grandstand Plaza 7-8 pm Pony Measurements taken at Announcer’s Stand - Schmidthorst Pavilion
2013 Allen County Junior Fair Schedule
SUNDAY, AUG. 18 8 am - 8 pm Jr. Fair Office Open Administration Office Open 9 am Allen County Horse Council Allen Co. 4-H Youth Horse Show - Schmidthorst Pavilion 12:30 pm Jr. Fair Poultry Breed Show - Rabbit Barn Showmanship to follow, followed by Open Class Poultry Show - Poultry Barn 4 pm 4-H at Four - Youth Activities Building 6 pm Jr. Fair Rabbit King & Queen Crowning followed by Jr. Fair Market Rabbits, Fryers & Fur Judging - Rabbit Barn
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SATURDAY, AUG. 17 7-9 am Weigh-in for ALL Jr. Fair Market Steers 8 am - 8 pm Jr. Fair Office Open Administration Office Open 12:30 pm Jr. Fair Poultry Market Meat Pen Judging - Rabbit Barn 1 pm 4-H Dog Obedience Judging - Show Arena 1 pm Weigh-in for ALL Market Goats, Market Hogs & Market Lambs 4 pm 4-H at Four - Youth Activities Bldg. 6 pm - closing Evening Armband Ride Special - $20
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2:30 pm Jr. Fair Dairy Steer Showmanship followed by Jr. Fair Dairy Beef Feeder & Dairy Beef Steer Show - Show Arena 4 pm Cloverbud Sheep Showmanship Sheep Show Arena 4-H at Four - Youth Activities Bldg. 5 pm Jr. Fair Born & Raised in Allen Co. Market Lamb Show - Sheep Show Arena 7 pm Jr. Fair Market Steer Show - Show Arena Homemakers Style Show - Youth Activities Building WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21 (Free Gate Admission until 3 p.m.) 8 am - 8 pm Jr. Fair Office Open Administration Office Open 8 am Jr. Fair Market Hog Show - Show Arena Jr. Fair Rabbit Breeding Show - Rabbit Barn Jr. Fair Horse & Pony Show - Schmidthorst Pavilion 4 pm 4-H at Four - Youth Activities Bldg. 6 pm Jr. Fair Beef Grooming Contest- Make Up Arena 6:30 pm Jr. Fair Dairy Showmanship, Open Dairy Pee Wee Showmanship followed by Jr. Fair Dairy Show, Open Class Dairy Show - Show Arena 7 pm Jr. Fair Goat Fun Show - Sheep Show Arena 8 pm Jr. Fair Movie Night - Sheep Show Arena
2013 Allen County Junior Fair Schedule
THURSDAY, AUG. 22 - SR. CITIZENS DAY (FREE Gate Admission ALL DAY for Seniors 60 years and over) 8 am - 8 pm Jr. Fair Office Open Administration Office Open 8 am Farrow to Finish followed by Jr. Fair Swine Showmanship, FOLLOWING LUNCH BREAKOpen Class Best Dressed Pig Contest, Women’s Showmanship, Men’s Showmanship, Pee Wee Showmanship, Champ of Champions Showmanship and Open Class Market Hog Show - Show Arena 9 am Jr. Fair Beg., Jr. & Sr. Rabbit Judging Contest - Rabbit Barn 11 am Jr. Fair Horse & Pony Costume Class Schmidthorst Pavilion 4 pm 4-H at Four - Youth Activities Bldg. 6 pm Jr. Fair Livestock Auction - Show Arena (Goats, Chickens and Rabbits) 6:30 pm Jr. Fair Horse & Pony Groom and Clean Contest - Schmidthorst Pavilion
FRIDAY, AUG. 23 - VETERAN’S DAY (FREE Gate Admission ALL DAY for Veteran’s) 8 am - 8 pm Jr. Fair Office Open Administration Office Open 9 am Jr. Fair Livestock Auction - Show Arena (Lambs, Beef, Dairy Beef Steers, Milk & Hogs) 4 pm 4-H at Four - Youth Activities Bldg. 7 pm Allen County 4-H Horse Council IBRA & OGBRA & OMBRA Speed Show - Schmidthorst Pavilion SATURDAY, AUG. 24 8 am - 8 pm Jr. Fair Office Open Administration Office Open 2 pm Jr. Fair Champion of All Champions Showmanship Contest followed by Jr. Fair Barn Games Schmidthorst Pavilion 4 pm 4-H at Four - Youth Activities Bldg. 8 pm All Jr. Fair Premium Vouchers must be cashed in - Jr. Fair Photo ID required Midnight 163rd Allen County Fair closes WEDNESDAY, AUG. 28 6:30 pm JR. FAIR CARCASS SHOW - at Keystone Meats Sponsored by Kewpee Hamburgers. Jr. Fair Photo ID required to pick up Livestock Carcass Checks (All Livestock except Rabbits & Chickens)
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2013 Allen County Fair Grandstand Schedule
Friday, Aug. 16 7 p.m. — Kewpee Showcase of Bands
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Thursday, Aug. 22 9 a.m. — Antique Tractor Pull (Grandstand Infield) Friday, Aug. 23 7 p.m. — Truck Tug Saturday, Aug. 24 9 a.m. — Baton/Flag Corp Competition 5 p.m. — Truck, Tractor and Semi Sled Pull
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