LIMA — Max’s Trader Days and Water Dog Races take place this weekend at the Allen County Fairgrounds. This popular event was previously known as Max’s Flea Market and Water Dog Races.
“This is our eighth year at the fairgrounds,” said Max McCluer, owner. “We changed our name to Max’s Trader Days. We had been known as Max’s Flea Market and Water Dog Races, and now we are Max’s Trader Days and Water Dog Races. Everything is the same though. Lots of guns, lots of dogs and valuable treasures (we don’t say junk).”
The website boasts 1,800 vendors selling dogs, guns, antiques, tools, generators, jeans, furniture, crafts and more taking up 143 acres.
“We open (today) at 7 a.m. and we never close. The gates are open 24 hours a day. We cover the whole Allen County Fairgrounds. You can’t see it in a day. Golf carts are allowed,” said McCluer.
While bargain hunters are scouring the vendor aisles, dog racing is ongoing.
“We have dog racing (today) and Saturday with the finals on Sunday,” said McCluer. “We are very family oriented and family friendly. There is something for everybody.”
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