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P U T N A M C O U N T Y FA I R

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Exotic and exciting key words for 2012 fair
By NANCY KLINE
nkline@putnamvoice.com 419-231-2444

OTTAWA — This year’s Putnam County Fair, June 18-23, will offer many new things including an elephant exhibit, jungle petting zoo and comedy entertainment along with the return of popular events such as the combine derby and war wrestling. “This year’s fair is offering more excitement than ever,” said Fair Board president Don Verhoff. New this year is the Elephant Encounter staged in a tropical setting. Kids of all ages will be in for a “ton of fun” excitement as they get up close and personal with a 9,000 pound monstrosity of an animal. Elephant Encounter is an educational and entertaining experience for the entire family. Cora is a 44-year-old Asian elephant, weighting 9,000 pounds, while Shannon, the 17-yearold African elephant weights 4,500 pounds. The elephants will have shows daily during the Putnam County Fair. One-of-a-kind animals will also be at the Jungle Island Petting Zoo. Exotic creatures of all species will be at this special zoo. You can observe, pet and feed these unique creature at your leisure. Young and old alike will get “hands on” exposure with animals usually only seen on television or in distant zoo enclosure. Now you see and

touch the cute and cuddly baby animals. You can even help bottle feed them or get your picture taken as a memento. You won’t want to miss the Caboodlestoppers as they present their show three times daily. This is an energy-packed comedy event for the whole family including a close knit, talented family with a passion for great entertainment. Their shows include everything from celebrity impersonations, choreographed dance routines and hilarious original comedy skits to the ultimate Hip Hop Dance Off. Children will get the chance to be stars of the show by dressing up as pirates, surfers, or cowboys while rocking out to their favorite songs. War wrestling is coming back to town during the “Action at The Arches on June 22 and June 23 at the fair. Other “action at the arches” will include “Racing Review” cars on display, the “Driverama” vehicle showcase, and antique tractor show. Nashville Crush, Polly Mae, Bekah Bradley and more will bring good tunes and get times to the Entertainment tent. All new fireworks will punctuate the fair with their low-profile, highly dynamic illustrious illumination. These fireworks are only visible on the fairgrounds. Although the demolition derby is only one night this year it will include five different classes of competition including 80 or newer vehicles, mini cars, stock cars,

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The rains stopped long enough last year for the traditional bell ringing at the Putnam County Fair. mini vans and lawn mowers. will host their traditional Putnam County This year’s event will be kicked off on Fair parade from SR65 down Main Street, 7 p.m., Saturday, June 16, when the fair Ottawa, to the fairgrounds.

Grandstand: Racing, demo derbies and more
The excitement at the grandstand starts off Monday with the Veterans tribute. Local American Legion and VFW Posts take part in this tribute to all of our veterans. Shortly after the tribute the junior fair 2012 queen and king will be selected followed by the popular marching band spectacular featuring Putnam County bands. The entertainment continues on Tuesday and Wednesday with harness racing. On Thursday gokart fans can enjoy go-kart racing at the Putnam Speedpark in the grandstand infield. Friday at the grandstand will be an actionpacked evening of figure racing, lawn mower demolition derby and the truck derby. Saturday the action continues with the lawn mower races with the day concluding with another lawn mower demo derby and the ever popular car demo derby. The evening will conclude with a fireworks display only visible from within the fairgrounds. NATION 7:15 P.M. MARCHING BAND SPECTACULAR

Tuesday, June 19
4:00 P.M. KIDS DAY BIKE GIVE AWAY 5:00 P.M. HARNESS RACING

Wednesday, June 20
5:00 P.M. HARNESS RACING

Thursday, June 21
GO-KART RACING AT THE PUTNAM SPEEDPARK LOCATED INSIDE THE GRANDSTAND INFIELD 4:00 P.M. GATES OPEN 5:00 P.M. HOT LAPS BEGIN WITH RACING TO FOLLOW

Friday, June 22
7:00 P.M. FIGURE 8 RACING, LAWN MOWER DEMO DERBY, & TRUCK DEMO DERBY

Saturday, June 23

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GRANDSTAND SCHEDULE Monday, June 18

Veterans will be honored on Monday, June 18, during the Veteran’s Tribute in front of the grandstand.

1:00 P.M. LAWN MOWER RACES 7:00 P.M. LAWN MOWER DEMO DERBY AND CAR DEMO DERBY 10:00 P.M. FIREWORKS (Only visible from 6:30 P.M. VETERANS TRIBUTE 7:00 P.M. JR. FAIR KING AND QUEEN CORO- within the fairgrounds)

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The Entertainment Tent not only provides a place to sit down in the shade, it also provides a wide variety of entertainment for the entire family. Ragtime Rick and the Chefs of Dixieland is a 7-piece Traditional Jazz Band “sure to make you smile when they entertain on Monday. The musical entertainment will continue when the New Outlook Bluegrass Band performs in the afternoon and evening. The Educational Service Center will offer numerous science, technology, engineering and mathematics entertainment for children in the entertainment tent on Tuesday, Kids day. The activities for children continue in the afternoon when Children Choosing Christ hosts a dinosaur dig. The afternoon of entertainment at the tent will conclude with the Little Mister and Miss Putnam County Fair. Wednesday afternoon the tent will be filled with dancers as performers from six area dance studios show off their talent. This is the first Annual Dance Spectacular at the fair and will feature The Dance Center, Pam’s School of Dance, and Cindy’s Tap on Wood Studio of Dance, Tannis School of Dance, The Performing Arts Center and Center Stage Dance Academy. The evening will conclude with the first annual Putnam County talent with Exploit. On Thursday, the sister duo of Polly Maw will provide a little rock country and other soulful sound. Friday, pop country artist, Bekah Bradley, will perform in the entertainment tent. The popular Nashville Crush is the • Submitted photo highlight for Saturday evening’s entertainment in the tent. Polly Mae, a sister duo, will perform Thursday, June 21, in the Entertainment Tent. ENTERTAINMENT TENT (Always free with fair admission)

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Visitors at the Putnam County Fair check out the antique tractors on exhibit at the fair on Monday.

Wrestling and cars providing ‘Action at the Arches’
Baked goods you can buy, an antique tractor show, cars, and the GM Powertrain display will all be featured during the “Action at the Arches” during the Putnam County Fair. Also W.A.R. Wrestling will also return for the second year as the wrestlers taunt each other and the crowd for two exciting days of wrestling. Kelly Tumblin, author of “Four Years Out of Heaven,” will also have a book signing in the plaza area on Friday.

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Tuesday, June 19
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Wednesday, June 20

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FRIDAY, JUNE 15

7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Race Horse Entries Speed Office 8:00 a.m. Fair Office Open 3:00 p.m.Jr. Fair Dog Show (Main Show Arena) 6:00 p.m. Parade forms by Rite Aid 7:00 p.m. Fair Parade begins After Parade Silent Auction Setup 8:00 p.m. Fair Office closes 7:00 - 10:00 a.m. Race Horse Entries Speed Office 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Animals come into fairgrounds 10:00 a.m.Fair Office Opens 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 4-H & FFA Booth Setup/Advisors put upclubcolors, the With 1176 fresh, new placing ribbons in booths (Junior Fair Building) New Paint Center at your local 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. Culinary, Needlework, True Value & everything you come Antiques, Art hasAgriculture entries need to Merchant’s Buildingdecorating vision. And to realize your 1:00 p.m. Jr. Fair Office Opens ® our Certified Color Experts, IdeaIN PLACE 6:00 p.m. ALL LIVESTOCK TO BE Cards 6:00 p.m. place paint chips will make Steer Weigh-In and peel ’n 6:00 p.m. Feeder Calf Weigh-In the processGoat & Sheep Weigh-In 7:00 p.m. refreshingly simple. 7:00 p.m. Rabbit Weigh-In 7:30 p.m. Poultry Weigh-In 8:00 p.m. HogWeigh-In 9:00 p.m. Fair Office Closes

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2:00 p.m. Caboodlestoppers 2:00 p.m. Chainsaw Carving 3:00 p.m. Barnyard Express (Entertainment Tent) 4:00 p.m. Caboodlestoppers 4:00 p.m. Jr. Fair Sheep Judging/Showmanship (Main Show Arena) 5:00 p.m. Baked Goods Auction (Plaza Area) 5:00 p.m. Barnyard Express (Entertainment Tent) 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.Antique Tractor Show “Action at the Arches Entertainment” 6:00 p.m. Chainsaw Carving 6:00 p.m. Caboodlestoppers 6:30 p.m. Veterans Memorial Service (Grandstand) 7:00 p.m. King/Queen Coronation (Grandstand) 7:00 p.m.New Outlook Blue Grass Band (Entertainment Tent) 7:15 p.m. Marching Band Spectacular (Grandstand) 7:30 p.m. Elephant Encounter 9:00 p.m. Fair Office closes 11:00 p.m. Fairgrounds close All children 16 and under free until 4:00 p.m. Day Sponsors: FOX TV Lima & Durant Amusements 7:00 a.m. Gates open 8:00 a.m. Jr. Fair Office Opens 8:30 a.m. Jr. Fair Feeder Calf Judging/Showmanship (Main Show Arena) 9:00 a.m. Fair Office Opens/Speed Office Opens 10:00 a.m. Garden Club Flower Show Judging (Merchant Building) 11:00 a.m. Cloverbud Recognition Ceremony (Jr. Fair Building) 11:00 a.m. Chainsaw Carving 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Early Childhood Science Activities (Entertainment Tent) 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. STEM activities (Entertainment Tent) 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Kelly Tumblin Book Signing (Entertainment Tent) 12:00 p.m. Little Wood Car Races (Jr. Fair Building) 1:00 p.m. Barnyard Express (Entertainment Tent) 1:30 p.m. Kiddie Tractor Pull (Jr. Fair Building) 2:00 p.m. Caboodlestoppers 2:00 p.m. Chainsaw Carving 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Ronald McDonald Show (Entertainment Tent) 3:00 p.m. Barnyard Express (Entertainment Tent) 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Childrent Choosing Christ - Dinosaur Dig (Entertainment Tent) 4:00 p.m. Caboodlestoppers 4:00 p.m. Bicycle Give Away (Grandstand) 4:00 p.m. (Kids Day Ends)

4:30 p.m. Elephant Encounter 5:00 p.m. Harness Racing - Free admission 5:00 p.m. Barnyard Express (Entertainment Tent) 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. GM Powertrain Display (“Action at the Arches”) 5:30 p.m. Jr. Fair Steer Judging/Showmanship (Main Show Arena) 5:30 p.m. Little Mr. & Miss Putnam County (Entertainment Tent) 6:00 p.m. Chainsaw Carving 6:00 p.m. Caboodlestoppers 6:30 p.m. Stick Horse Show (Horse Arena) 7:00 p.m. 4-H Style Revue Show (Jr. Fair Building) 7:30 p.m. Elephant Encounter 7:30 p.m. Open Class Steer Bred and Fed Show (Main Show Arena) 9:00 p.m. Fair Office closes 11:00 p.m. Fairgrounds close Carload Night - Bring carload for $20 - 5 p.m. till closing Day Sponsor: The Lima News and The Putnam Voice 7:00 a.m. Gate Open 8:00 a.m. Junior Fair Office Opens 8:30 a.m. Jr. Fair Swine Judging/Showmanship (Main Show Arena) 8:30 a.m. Jr. Fair Poultry/Fowl Judging/Showmanship (Poultry/Rabbit Show Arena) 9:00 a.m. Fair Office Opens/Speed Office Opens 11:00 a.m. Chainsaw Carving 12:00 Noon - 8:00 p.m. Open Class Dairy Cattle arrive on fairgrounds 12:00 p.m. Jr. Fair HorsePerformance Class (Horse Show Arena) 1:00 p.m. Jr. Fair Versatility Horse Show (Horse Show Arena) 1:00 p.m. Barnyard Express (Entertainment Tent) 2:00 p.m. Chainsaw Carving 2:00 p.m. Caboodlestoppers 3:00 p.m. Barnyard Express (Entertainment Tent) 3:00 p.m. Open Class Goat Bred & Fed Show (Main Show Arena) 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Putnam County Dance Spectacular(Entertainment Tent) 4:00 p.m. Caboodlestoppers 4:30 p.m. Elephant Encounter 5:00 p.m. Projects on Parade (Jr. Fair Building) 5:00 p.m. Barnyard Express (Entertainment Tent) 5:00 p.m. Harness Racing - Free Admission (Grandstand) 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Racing Review “Action

at the Arches Entertainment” (Plaza Area) 5:30 p.m. 4H Wood Car Race (Poultry/Rabbit Show Arena) 6:00 p.m. Chainsaw Carver 6:00 p.m. Caboodlestoppers 6:30 p.m. Decorated Equine & Freestyle Reining (Horse Show Arena) 7:00 p.m. Decorated Animal Contest (Main Show Arena) 7:30 p.m. Elephant Encounter 7:30 p.m. Feeder Calf Auction (ESC) 8:00 p.m. Putnam County Talent Night with Exploit (Entertainment Tent) 8:00 p.m. Barn Games (Main Show Arean) 9:00 p.m. Fair Office Closes 11:00 p.m. Fairgrounds Closes Day Sponsor: PRO-TEC Coating Company 7:00 a.m. Gates open 8:00 a.m. Junior Fair Office Opens 9:00 a.m. Fair Office Opens 9:00 a.m. SMALL ANIMAL SALE (*Sale Order: Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Goats) (Main Show Arena) 10:00 a.m. Open Class Flower Show Judging (Merchant Building) 10:00 a.m. Beginner Flower Show Judging (Merchant Building) 11:00 a.m. Chainsaw Carving 1:00 p.m. Barnyard Express (Entertainment Tent) 2:00 p.m. Open Class Dairy Judging (Main Show Arena) 2:00 p.m. Caboodlestoppers 2:00 p.m. Chainsaw Carving 3:00 p.m. Barnyard Express (Entertainment Tent) 4:00 p.m. Caboodlestoppers 4:00 p.m. Beef Obstacle Course (Main Show Arena) 15 Minutes After Sheep & Goat Obstacle Course 4:30 p.m. Elephant Encounter 5:00 p.m. Go-Kart Races (Putnam Speed Park) 5:00 p.m. Barnyard Express (Entertainment Tent) 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Ottawa Chevrolet (“Action at the Arches”) 6:00 p.m. Chainsaw Carving 6:00 p.m. Caboodlestoppers 6:00 p.m. Jr. Fair Versatility Horse Show (Horse Show Arena) 6:00 p.m. Open Class Feeder Calf Show (Main Show Arena) 7:30 p.m. Elephant Encounter 8:00pm - 11:00pm Polly Mae Band - Free Admission (Entertainment Tent - Beer will be sold at this event) 9:00 p.m. Fair Office closes

Midnight Fairground closes Day Sponsor: Crop Production Services 7:00 a.m. Gates open 8:00 a.m. Junior Fair Office Opens 8:30 a.m. LARGE ANIMAL SALE (Main Show Arena) *Order: Gallon Milk, Steers, Hogs, Feeder Calves 9:00 a.m. Fair Office opens 11:00 a.m. Chainsaw Carving 12:00 Noon Jr. Fair Horse Performance Classes Continued (Horse Show Arena) 1:00 p.m. Barnyard Express (Entertainment Tent) 2:00 p.m. Chainsaw Carving 2:00 p.m. Caboodlestoppers 3:00 p.m. Barnyard Express (Entertainment Tent) 4:00 p.m. Caboodlestoppers 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Open Class Breeding Animals arrive on grounds 4:30 p.m. Show of Showmen Contest (Main Show Arena) 4:30 p.m. Elephant Encounter 5:00 p.m. Jr. Fair Horse Contest Classes (Horse Show Arena) 5:00 p.m. Barnyard Express (Entertainment Tent) 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Kelly Tumblin Book Signing (Plaza Area) 6:00 p.m. Chainsaw Carving 6:00 p.m. Caboodlestoppers 7:00 p.m. Old Timers Horse Show (Horse Show Arena) 7:00 p.m. Figure 8 Racing,Truck & Lawmower Derby (Grandstand - Beer will be sold at this event) 7:00 p.m.W.A.R Wrestling “Action at the Arches Entertainment” (Plaza Area) 7:30 p.m. Elephant Encounter 7:30 p.m. Open Class Sheep Jackpot Show (Main Show Arena) 8:00 p.m.Bekah Bradley Band - Free Admission (Entertainment Tent - Beer will be sold at this event) 9:00 p.m. Fair Office closes Midnight Fairgrounds closes Sponsor: St. Rita’s Putnam County Ambulatory Care Center 7:00 a.m. Gates Open 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Open Class Swine Weigh-In 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. All Open Class Cattle arrive on grounds 9:00 a.m. Fair Office open 9:00 a.m. Junior Fair Office Opens 10:00 a.m. Open Class Swine Show (Main Show Arena)

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10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Election for Fair Directors In First Aid Area of Grandstand 11:00 a.m. Chainsaw Carving 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Children Choosing Christ - Dinosaur Dig (Entertainment Tent) 1:00 p.m. Lawn Mower Races - Free Admission (Grandstand) 1:00 p.m. Barnyard Express (Entertainment Tent) 1:00 p.m. Jr. Fair Horse Awards Program (Horse Show Arena) 1:30 p.m. Elephant Encounter 2:00 p.m. Chainsaw Carving 2:00 p.m.Caboodlestoppers 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Open Class Steer Weigh-In 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. The Church of the Good Shepherd Band (Entertainment Tent) 3:00 p.m. Barnyard Express (Entertainment Tent) 3:30 p.m. Open Class Beef Breeding Show (Main Show Arena) 4:00 p.m. Caboodlestoppers 4:30 p.m. Elephant Encounter 5:00 p.m. Open Class Steer Show (Main Show Arena) 5:00 p.m. W.A.R. Wresting (“Action At the Arches”) 5:00 p.m. Barnyard Express (Entertainment Tent) 6:00 p.m. Chainsaw Carving 6:00 p.m. Caboodlestoppers 6:15 p.m. W.A.R. Meet & Greet (“Action At the Arches”) 7:00 p.m. Car Demo Derby/Lawnmower Derby (Grandstand -Beer will be sold at this event) 7:00 p.m. W.A.R. Wrestling (“Action At the Arches”) 7:00 p.m. Silent Auction Closes (Jr. Fair Building) 7:30 p.m. Elephant Encounter 9:00 p.m. - Midnight “Midway Mania” - All you can ride for $7.00 9:00 p.m. - Midnight Nashville Crush - Free Admission (Entertainment Tent - Beer will be sold at this event) 9:00 p.m. Fair Office closes 10:00 p.m. Fireworks - Low Profile (must on grounds to see) Sponsored by: St. Rita’s Medical Care Center, Superior Federal Credit Union, Delphos Herald & Putnam County Sentinel, Ottawa Chevrolet Midnight2012 Fair Ends 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Animal Load Out Day and Clean Pens/ Booth Clean-Up 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Merchant Building Pickup/Booth Clean-Up 9:00 a.m. Fair Office Opens 4:00 p.m. Fair Office closes

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Saturday June 16 3:00 P .M. Jr. Fair Dog Show (Main Show Arena) 7:00 P .M. Fair Parade After parade. Booth Setup/Silent Auction Setup Sunday June 17, 2012 8:00 A.M - 6:00 P .M. Animals come in to fairgrounds 11:00 A.M-1:00 P .M. 4-H & FFA Booth Set-up/ Advisors put up club placing ribbons in booths (Junior Fair Building) 1:00 P .M. Junior Fair Office Opens 6:00 P .M. ALL LIVESTOCK TO BE IN PLACE 6:30 P .M. Steer Weigh-In 7:00 P .M. LA.Mb/Goat Weigh-In 7:00 P .M. Rabbit/Turkey/Poultry/Fowl Weigh-In 8:00 P .M. Swine Weigh-In Monday June 18 (Veteran’s Day/Senior Citizen Day) All veterans admitted FREE all day/ All seniors 62 an over admitted free until 4:00 P .M. 8:00 A.M. Junior Fair Office Opens 8:30 A.M. Jr. Fair Rabbit Judging Showmanship (Poultry Rabbit Show Arena) 9:00 A.M. Jr. Fair Horse/Pony Showmanship & Performance Classes (Horse Show Arena) 9:30 A.M. Jr. Fair Goat Judging/Showmanship (Main Show Arena) 4:00 P .M. Jr. Fair Sheep Judging/Showmanship (Main Show Arena) 7:00 P .M. King/Queen Coronation (Grandstand) Tuesday June 19 (Kid’s Day) All children 16 and under free until 4:00 P .M 8:00 A.M. Junior Fair Office Opens 8:30 A.M. Jr. Fair Feeder Calf Judging/ Showmanship (Main Show Arena) 11:00 A.M. Cloverbud Recognition Ceremony (Jr. Fair Building) 5:30 P Jr. Fair Steer Judging/Showman.M. ship (Main Show Arena) 6:30 P .M. Stick Horse Show (Horse Show Arena) 7:00 P .M. 4-H Style Revue Show (Jr. Fair Building) 7:30 P .M. Open Class Steer Bred and Fed Show (Main Show Arena) Wednesday June 20 8:00 A.M. Junior Fair Office Opens 8:30 A.M. Jr. Fair Swine Judging/Showmanship (Main Show Arena) 8:30 A.M. Jr. Fair Poultry/Fowl Judging/ Showmanship (Poultry Rabbit Show Arena) 12 Noon. Jr. Fair Horse Performance Classes Continued (Horse Show Arena) 3:00 P .M. Open Class Goat Bred & Fed Show (Main Show Arena) 5:00 P .M. Projects on Parade (Jr. Fair Building)

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2012 Junior Fair Schedule
5:00 P .M. Jr. Fair Horse Contest Classes (Horse Show Arena) 5:30 P .M. 4-H Wood Car Race (Poultry/ Rabbit Show Arena) 6:30 P .M. Decorated Equine & Freestyle Reining (Horse Show Arena) 7:00 P .M. Decorated Animal Contest (Main Show Arena) 7:30 P .M. Feeder Calf Auction (ESC) 8:00 P .M. Barn GA.Mes (Main Show Arena) Thursday June 21 (Industrial Day) 8:00 A.M. Junior Fair Office Opens 9:00 A.M. SMALL ANIMAL SALE (Main Show Arena) *Order: Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Goats 2:30 P .M. Jr. Fair Dairy Judging (Main Show Arena) 4:00 P .M. Beef Obstacle Course (Main Show Arena) * Sheep & Goat Obstacle Course (Main Show Arena) 15 Minutes after Beef Obstacle Course 6:00 P .M. Open Class Feeder Calf Show (Main Show Arena) 6:00 P .M. Jr. Fair Versatility Horse Show (Horse Show Arena) Friday June 22 (Agricultural Day) 8:00 A.M. Junior Fair Office Opens 8:30 A.M. LARGE ANIMAL SALE (Main Show Arena) *Order: Gallon of Milk, Steers, Hogs, & Feeder Calves 4:00 – 8:00 P .M. Open Class Breeding Animals arrive on grounds 4:30 P .M. Show of Showmen Contest (Main Show Arena) 7:00 P .M. Old Timers Horse Show (Horse Show Arena) 7:30 P .M. Open Class Sheep Jackpot Show (Main Show Arena) Saturday June 23 (Family Day) 9:00 A.M. Junior Fair Office Opens 8:00-9:30 A.M. Open Class Swine WeighIn 10:00 A.M. Open Class Swine Show (Main Show Arena) 1:00 P .M. Jr. Fair Horse Awards Program (Horse Show Arena) 2:30 – 3:30 P .M. Open Class Steer weighin 3:30 P .M. Open Class Beef Breeding Show (Main Show Arena) 5:00 P .M. Open Class Steer Show (Main Show Arena) 7:00 P .M. Silent Auction Close (Junior Fair Building) Sunday June 24 8:00 A.M – 4P .M. Animal Load Out Day and Clean Pens/ Booth Clean-Up * Buyers of feeder calves will load purchased animals between 9A.M and 10A.M. 9:00 A.M - 10:00 A.M. Buyers of Feeder Calves will load purchased animals

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Junior Fair livestock sales
Nashville Crush, a balanced fusion of country and rock music, will provide musical entertainment on Saturday, June 23, at the fair.
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What to see and hear at the fair

The 2012 Putnam County Fair will soon be here and that means the 4-H and FFA junior fair livestock sales are approaching. The Jr. Fair livestock sales consist of selling livestock projects completed by 4-H and FFA youth of Putnam County. The youth have purchased, cared for and shown the animals in competition at the fair. The small animal sale will be held on Thursday, June 21 at 9:00 AM at the main show arena on the fairgrounds. 4-H and FFA projects sold will be the poultry, rabbits, sheep & goats. The large animal sale will be held on Friday, June 22 at 8:30 AM at the main show arena on the fairgrounds. 4-H and FFA projects sold will be the gallon of milk, steers, hogs & feeder calves. Many Putnam County businesses have made it a tradition to support the Jr. Fair livestock sales. There are approximately

400 livestock projects sold each year and they average approximately $210.00 per sale. All businesses buying animals at the county fair are recognized by having their names posted in the fair book and being listed in the newspaper. Champion and reserve champion projects usually sell for more and include a picture of the project, exhibitor and buyer in the newspaper. Local businesses that have traditionally supported the Jr. Fair sales have received reminders in the mail. If an individual or business is interested in participating in the Jr. Fair sales for the first time they are encouraged to call the Putnam County Extension Office at 5236294 or the Sr. Fair Board at 523-4628 for more information. The Jr. Fair sales are conducted by local volunteers. All of the auctioneers, ring men and clerks donate their time and energy to make the sales successful.

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Kyla Okuley, age 2, Miller City, pets the sheep at Farmer John’s during last year’s fair. Farmer John will again provide daily shows during the Putnam County Fair.

Molly Wahrer, age 5, Glandorf, bounced around at the last year’s fair. Midway rides will return to the 2012 fair.

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Master Gardener volunteers: Who are they and what are they up to?
Learn about the Master Gardener Volunteer program and what these volunteers get their hands into (besides DIRT!). Pam Bennett Ohio State University Extension, State Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator will share information on the current MGV initiatives, including the newest statewide project, Ask an Expert at the Putnam County Fair on Monday, June 18 in the Merchant’s building at 1:00 p.m. In addition, bring your gardening questions and Pam and other MGVs will help you figure out your gardening problems!
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New Outlook Bluegrass will perform Monday, June 18, in the Entertainment Tent.

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Are you ready to see exotic animals up close and personal? This year’s Putnam County Fair will provide the opportunity. LEFT: The Caboodlestoppers, a high energy comedy team, will provide three shows daily during the Putnam County Fair.
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Putnam Voice and Putnam County Fair Coloring Contest
Three categories: 2-4 years old 4-6 years old 7-10 years old Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category. Winning entries will be on display in the Fair Secretary’s Office. Deadline for Submission is

Monday, June 18.
Submissions should be dropped off at Putnam County Fair Secretary’s Office, 1490 E. Second Street, PO Box 47, Ottawa, OH 45875, or Putnam Voice Office, 118 N. Hickory Street, Ottawa (United Way Office). Name of entry ______________________ Age of entry ______________________ Parents or Guardian name ______________________ Address ______________________ Phone No. ______________________

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