Putnam County Fair kicks off Monday


By Jennifer Peryam - jperyam@limanews.com



Gary Ordway, former Putnam County Fair director, served as grand mashall for the Putnam County Fair parade Saturday night in Ottawa. Ottawa Glandorf High Risers were one of many organizations to throw candy out during the Putnam County parade.

Gary Ordway, former Putnam County Fair director, served as grand mashall for the Putnam County Fair parade Saturday night in Ottawa. Ottawa Glandorf High Risers were one of many organizations to throw candy out during the Putnam County parade.


Jennifer Peryam | The Lima News

Pouring Hooves members rode horses in the Putnam County Fair parade.


Jennifer Peryam | The Lima News

Putnam County Fair June 24 to 29

Monday

Veteran’s Day Kid’s Day

10 a.m. Opening Ceremony (Plaza Area)

1 p.m. Firefighter Show

6:30 p.m. Veterans Tribute (Grandstand)

7 p.m. King and Queen Coronation

7:15 p.m. Marching Band Spectacular (Grandstand)

Tuesday

Kid’s Day

1 p.m. Firefighter Show

1:30 p.m. Kiddie Tractor Pull (Grandstand)

3 p.m. Bicycle Giveaway (Grandstand)

5 p.m. Harness Racing (Grandstand)

6 p.m. Little Mister & Miss Putnam County Fair

Wednesday

Senior and Community Day

8:30 a.m. Jr. Fair Poultry/Fowl Judging

2 p.m. Barnyard Express

4:30 p.m. Goat Bred and Fed Show (Main Show Arena)

5 p.m. Harness Racing

Thursday

Industrial Day

8:30 a.m. small animal sale goats, poultry, rabbits and sheep

2:30 p.m. Beef obstacle course

6 p.m. horse and pony versatility show

Friday

Ag Day

8:30 a.m. Large Animal Sale (Main Show Arena) hogs, feeder calves and steers

7 p.m. tug a truck competition (Grandstands)

Saturday

Family Day

4 p.m. War Wrestling

7 p.m. Demolition Derby (Grandstands)

9 p.m. to midnight band Nashville Crush (entertainment tent)

OTTAWA — A fireman’s show, senior day moved from Monday to Wednesday and barbecue and Kosmic Italian Ice are some of the new things fair goers can expect at this years Putnam County Fair that kicks off Monday and runs through Saturday.

This year’s theme is “Fun For The Whole Herd” and kicks off the 164th Putnam County Fair at the fairgrounds on Second Street. Gates open at 7 a.m. each day and most activities start at 9 a.m. Rides begin at noon each day and go until 11 p.m.

One day admission at the gate is $6 for adults and those age 10 and over and free for children 9 and under but does not include rides.

Linda Petersen, fair secretary, said new this year is free entertainment with admission to the fair that is a Firefighter Show. Shows will be each day at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Youth will witness firefighters in action with a simulated fire scene and a smoke house crawl after each show.

Senior Day was moved from Monday to Wednesday so senior citizens have their own day. All seniors 62 and older get into the fair for free that day.

“It has always been on Monday with Veterans Day at the fair, but we wanted to give seniors their own day just for them,” Petersen said.

As far as fair food, new this year will be Smokin B’s Barbecue, Leipsic, as well as Kosmic Italian Ice. Fair food favorites will return such as corndogs, cotton candy, funnel cakes, elephant ears, Dip n Dots and Italian sausage. Pandora Gilboa boosters will sell breakfast and lunch items. Those who prefer a healthier choice can purchase wraps and fresh fruit and smoothies.

A veterans tribute will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the grandstand, followed by a king and queen coronation at 7 p.m. and a marching band spectacular at 7:15 p.m.

Tuesday is Kid’s Day with a kiddie tractor pull at 1:30 p.m. in the grandstands, harness racing at 5 p.m. in the grandstand and Little Mister & Miss Putnam County Fair at 6 p.m. in the entertainment tent.

Wednesday is Senior Day harness racing in the grandstand at 5 p.m.

Thursday is Industrial Day with a small animal sale at the main show arena at 8:30 a.m.

Friday is Ag Day with a Tug-A-Truck Competition in the grandstands at 7 p.m. A large animal sale will be at 8:30 a.m.

Saturday is Family Day with WAR Wrestling at 4 p.m,. and the band Nashville Crush performing from 9 p.m. to midnight in the entertainment tent.

For more information and a complete listing of the fair schedule visit putnamcountyfair.com

Gary Ordway, former Putnam County Fair director, served as grand mashall for the Putnam County Fair parade Saturday night in Ottawa. Ottawa Glandorf High Risers were one of many organizations to throw candy out during the Putnam County parade.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/06/web1_Putnam1.jpgGary Ordway, former Putnam County Fair director, served as grand mashall for the Putnam County Fair parade Saturday night in Ottawa. Ottawa Glandorf High Risers were one of many organizations to throw candy out during the Putnam County parade. Jennifer Peryam | The Lima News
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/06/web1_Parade2.jpgJennifer Peryam | The Lima News
Pouring Hooves members rode horses in the Putnam County Fair parade.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/06/web1_Parade3.jpgPouring Hooves members rode horses in the Putnam County Fair parade. Jennifer Peryam | The Lima News

By Jennifer Peryam

jperyam@limanews.com

Putnam County Fair June 24 to 29

Monday

Veteran’s Day Kid’s Day

10 a.m. Opening Ceremony (Plaza Area)

1 p.m. Firefighter Show

6:30 p.m. Veterans Tribute (Grandstand)

7 p.m. King and Queen Coronation

7:15 p.m. Marching Band Spectacular (Grandstand)

Tuesday

Kid’s Day

1 p.m. Firefighter Show

1:30 p.m. Kiddie Tractor Pull (Grandstand)

3 p.m. Bicycle Giveaway (Grandstand)

5 p.m. Harness Racing (Grandstand)

6 p.m. Little Mister & Miss Putnam County Fair

Wednesday

Senior and Community Day

8:30 a.m. Jr. Fair Poultry/Fowl Judging

2 p.m. Barnyard Express

4:30 p.m. Goat Bred and Fed Show (Main Show Arena)

5 p.m. Harness Racing

Thursday

Industrial Day

8:30 a.m. small animal sale goats, poultry, rabbits and sheep

2:30 p.m. Beef obstacle course

6 p.m. horse and pony versatility show

Friday

Ag Day

8:30 a.m. Large Animal Sale (Main Show Arena) hogs, feeder calves and steers

7 p.m. tug a truck competition (Grandstands)

Saturday

Family Day

4 p.m. War Wrestling

7 p.m. Demolition Derby (Grandstands)

9 p.m. to midnight band Nashville Crush (entertainment tent)

Reach Jennifer Peryam at 567-242-0362.

Reach Jennifer Peryam at 567-242-0362.

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