Entertainment, events ready for crowds


By Camri Nelson - cnelson@limanews.com



A tethered hot air balloon will be at the fair this year, with rides for $20.

A tethered hot air balloon will be at the fair this year, with rides for $20.


Crazy Mike V will offer magic shows at the fair this year.

Crazy Mike V will offer magic shows at the fair this year.


Ryan Gothrup, owner of Mobile Glass Studios, will do glass blowing at the fair this year to educate people on the art.


IF YOU GO

• Glass blowing demonstrations, 4-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, and Saturday, Aug. 18, and 3-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, in Roschman Park.

• Crazy Mike V, as “The Village Idiot,” daily at the AAA Grandstand Plaza Stage.

• DreamShip tethered hot air balloon rides, Thursday, Aug. 23, Friday, Aug. 24, and Saturday, Aug. 25, near Gate 6.

LIMA — The Allen County Fair is continuing to offer attractions and events this year, many of them included with fair admission.

Crazy Mike V will do a comedy/magic show appropriate for all ages.

“For the finale, I do a routine where I have this dangerous build up before I find the car that this person has been helping me find,”said Mike V. “The whole audience is in on it and all of the comedy has been built around this one moment.”

Ryan Gothrup will demonstrate glass blowing. He plans to create various glass objects like animals, fish, cups and bowls.

“The whole goal is to educate people,” said Gothrup. “Glass is something that surrounds us every day, and people have no clue of how it is made.”

The DreamShip tethered hot air balloon ride is another attraction. It costs $20 to ride.

The balloon is made up of illustrations from young children through the Folds of Honor scholarship program, which helps those whose family members were wounded or died in wars. The illustrations represent the children in their ideal professions.

“I think here in Allen County, there are many people that understand and respect what our veterans have done for our country,” said Dar Hollar, Allen County Fair concessions manager. “This is a way to give back to all those men and women who have made of those sacrifices.”

A tethered hot air balloon will be at the fair this year, with rides for $20.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/08/web1_Hot-air-baloon-1.jpgA tethered hot air balloon will be at the fair this year, with rides for $20.
Crazy Mike V will offer magic shows at the fair this year.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/08/web1_mike.jpgCrazy Mike V will offer magic shows at the fair this year.
Ryan Gothrup, owner of Mobile Glass Studios, will do glass blowing at the fair this year to educate people on the art.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/08/web1_Ryan.jpgRyan Gothrup, owner of Mobile Glass Studios, will do glass blowing at the fair this year to educate people on the art.

By Camri Nelson

cnelson@limanews.com

IF YOU GO

• Glass blowing demonstrations, 4-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, and Saturday, Aug. 18, and 3-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, in Roschman Park.

• Crazy Mike V, as “The Village Idiot,” daily at the AAA Grandstand Plaza Stage.

• DreamShip tethered hot air balloon rides, Thursday, Aug. 23, Friday, Aug. 24, and Saturday, Aug. 25, near Gate 6.

Reach Camri Nelson at 567-242-0456 or on Twitter @CamriNews

Reach Camri Nelson at 567-242-0456 or on Twitter @CamriNews

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