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The Auglaize County Fairgrounds kicked off its week of festivities yesterday on a perfect Sunday morning.

The sun was out and shining to give exceptional weather to the scene as Ohio State Fair Queen Sarah Wilker cut the ribbon to officially begin the annual Auglaize County Fair. A small crowd gathered to watch before dispersing to enjoy the rest of the day.

A long list of events awaited everyone on Sunday, highlighted by a pair of free grandstand events scheduled during the day. A freestyle motorcycle stunt show took place in the early afternoon, along with a truck pull scheduled for later in the evening. A Frog Factor Final also took place in the afternoon. Shelby County Line provided entertainment in the Mike Swaney Entertainment Tent.

Monday is the cheerleading contest, along with the Junior Fair King and Queen coronation, both starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday is Senior Citizenís Appreciation Day along with Kids Day, and will feature Harness Racing at 6:30 p.m. Harness Racing will be held Wednesday at the same time.

The highlight of the day Thursday will be the demolition derby and Globe of Death, taking place at 7 p.m. Wednesday is also Veterans Day at the fairgrounds, and a program will be held in the Mike Swaney Entertainment Tent.

Minster Historical Society will have displays and demonstrations set up on Friday, and Tim Kuenning and Son Woodcarvers will be up during the evening. A Pig and Calf Scramble will also take place at 8 p.m.

On Saturday, Southern Extreme Bull Riding will be the free grandstand event of the afternoon beginning at 1 p.m. After, there will be the Moon City Nationals NTPA Tractor Pull, starting at 8 p.m.

A straw maze will be set up in the Kids Tent on Wednesday through Saturday. Fair tickets are $8 for adults, and free for children.

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