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LIMA ‚?? It‚??s that time of season.


The Allen County Fair opens today and continues through Aug. 24. It offers all the traditional favorites ‚?? rides, fair food, commercial displays, 4-H and open class exhibits ‚?? in addition to concerts by Austin Mahone and Bridgit Mendler and Josh Turner and Thompson Square. Admission is $7 daily, with children ages 8 and younger admitted free. Check out www.limaohio.com for details.


Today


The Ohio State University at Lima/WIMT and T102 Day


4 p.m.: Rides open


4 p.m.: 163rd Allen County Fair opens, ribbon-cutting ceremony at Grandstand Plaza


7 p.m. Kewpee Showcase of Bands, grandstand. $5 ages 6 and older; younger children free


Saturday


Lima Memorial Health System and Your Hometown Lima Stations Day


9:45 a.m.: Allen County Fair Parade, downtown Lima


10 a.m.: Open class bees, honey, seeds, grains, hay, vegetables, fruit judging, ag and fine arts building


1 p.m.: Rides open


1 p.m.: 4-H Dog Obedience Judging, show arena


6:30 p.m.: Austin Mahone and Bridgit Mendler in concert, grandstand. $39.


7 p.m.: Allen County Horse Council OGBRA and OMBRA Speed Show, Schmidthorst Pavilion


Sunday


Superior Federal Credit Union and Childers Media Group Day


9 a.m.: Open class rabbit show, show arena


9 a.m.: Allen County Horse Council 4-H youth show, Schmidthorst Pavilion


10:30 a.m.: Worship, Gospel Tent


12:30 p.m.: Junior Fair poultry breed show, poultry barn


1 p.m.: Rides open


6 p.m.: Junior Fair rabbit king and queen crowning, followed by Junior Fair rabbit judging, rabbit barn


6 p.m.: Open Class Guys and Gals Lead, show arena


7 p.m.: Mounted Sheriff Posse demonstration, Schmidthorst Pavilion


8 p.m.: Josh Turner and Thompson Square in concert, grandstand. Track $37, bleachers and grandstand $33.


Monday


Youth Day/Chief Supermarkets Day; ($2 off admission with coupon from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)


9 a.m.: Junior Fair meat goat showmanship, sheep show arena


10 a.m.: 4-H Demonstration Contest, Youth Activities Building


Noon: Rides open


1 p.m.: Junior Fair beef showmanship, show arena


1 p.m.: Junior Fair Rabbit Quiz Bowl, rabbit barn


1 p.m.: Open Class favorite casserole judging, ag and fine arts building


2 p.m.: Youth Day/DARE activities, picnic tent


3 p.m.: Junior Fair sheep showmanship, sheep show arena


7 p.m.: Demolition Derby, grandstand. Adults $8, ages 5 and younger free. Infield pass (all ages) $15.


7:30 p.m.: Junior Fair born and raised in Allen County market steer show, show arena


Tuesday


Pepsi Day ($2 off admission with canned good for West Ohio Food Bank from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)


8 a.m.: Junior Fair born and raised market rabbit pen judging, rabbit barn


9 a.m.: Junior Fair horse and pony show, Schmidthorst Pavilion


2 p.m.: Junior Fair breeding sheep show, sheep show arena


2:30 p.m.: Junior Fair dairy steer showmanship, show arena


4 p.m. Rides open


5 p.m.: Junior Fair born and raised in Allen County market lamb show, sheep show arena


6 p.m.: Three-man team horseshoe tournament


7 p.m.: Junior Fair market steer show, show arena


7 p.m.: Homemakers style show, youth activities building


7 p.m.: Cheerleading competition, grandstand. Adults $5, ages 5 and younger free.


Wednesday


The Lima News/Convention and Visitors Bureau Day (Free admission until 3 p.m.)


8 a.m.: Junior Fair market hog show, show arena


8 a.m.: Junior Fair rabbit breeding show, rabbit show


9 a.m.: Junior Fair horse and pony show, Schmidthorst Pavilion


1 p.m.: Rides open


6 p.m.: Open cornhole tournament, horseshoe pits


6:30 p.m.: Junior Fair dairy showmanship, show arena


7 p.m.: Harness racing, with Dunlap Renner Memorial Pace, grandstand


Thursday


Senior Citizens Day/Kewpee Hamburgers Day. Free admission all day for ages 60 and older.


8 a.m.: Farrow to finish, Junior Fair Swine Showmanship; hog shows continue after lunch, show arena


11 a.m.: Mounted Sheriff Posse demonstration, Gospel Tent


11 a.m./2 p.m.: Golden Age Day parties, Gospel Tent


9 a.m.: Antique tractor pull, grandstand infield


1 p.m.: Rides open


6 p.m.: Junior Fair livestock auction, show arena. Goats, chickens, rabbits.


7 p.m.: Harness racing, with Allen County Supertrot, grandstand


Aug. 23


Veterans‚??s Day/The Union Bank Co. Day Free gate admission all day for veterans.


9 a.m.: Junior Fair livestock auction, show arena. Lambs, beef, dairy beef steers, milk and hogs.


4 p.m.: Rides open


7 p.m.: Truck Tug, grandstand. Adults $5, ages 17 and younger free. Infield pass $15.


7 p.m.: Allen County 4-H Horse Council IBRA, OGBRA and OMBRA Speed Show, Schmidthorst Pavilion


Aug. 24


First Federal Bank Day


9 a.m.: Baton and Flag Corps Competition, grandstand


9 a.m.: Open class dairy goat shows, sheep show arena


9 a.m.: Open doubles horseshoe pitching, horseshoe pits


1 p.m.: Rides open


1 p.m.: Open cornhole tournament, horseshoe pits


1:30 p.m.: Kewpee Classic Open Prospect Steer and Heifer Show, show arena


2 p.m.: Junior Fair Champion of all Champions Showmanship contest


4 p.m.: Wood carvings auction, grandstand plaza


5 p.m.: Truck, Tractor, Semi Sled Pull, grandstand. Adults $8, ages 5 and younger free. Infield pass (all ages) $10.


6 p.m.: West Central Angus Association Show, show arena


Midnight: Fair closes for the year


Aug. 28


6:30 pm: Junior Fair Carcass Show, Keystone Meats





Bridgit Mendler
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