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
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