OTTAWA — The second day of the Putnam County Fair welcomed an estimated 1,000 children of all ages for Kids Day, a specialized day for discounted ride tickets, food and entertainment Tuesday.
For the Kids Day promotion, children 16 years of age and younger had free admission and between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. and ride tickets were $10 as opposed to the regular price of $15.
During Kids Day, children had the opportunity to explore activities such as the Jurassic Dinosaur Experience, the Children Choosing Christ “Dinosaur Dig,” a bicycle giveaway, Professor Bubblemaker’s Bubble Show, Little Mister and Miss Putnam County Fair and the Kiddie Tractor Pull.
Children, like Easton Woods, who were under the age of 12 and weighed between 34 and 110 pounds, were able to participate in the Kiddie Tractor Pull. During this activity, kids attempt to pedal their kiddie tractor the farthest while pulling weight. A score is determined depending on if the the tractor leaves the pulling lane. If so, the distance will be measured from the starting point to the crossed boundary. The winner from each weight class will be awarded a trophy.
“For kids, it’s something to do in the summer time — it’s something a little bit different,” said Aaron Siebeneck, Putnam County Fair Director. “It’s a good buy and a good environment for children to learn about livestock and learn about other FFA and 4-H projects. In turn, they can also have some fun and do something different that they usually don’t get to do.”
For the remainder of the week, there will be Community Day on Wednesday ($20 per carload between 5 p.m. and closing), Industrial Day on Thursday, Agriculture Day on Friday and Family Day on Saturday. Admission is $6 and ride tickets are $15. For more information call 419-523-4628.
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