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Photos: Lorain County Fair 2014

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Now that the Lorain County Fair has come to a close, look back at photos from the week. Do you have photos to share? Post them to our Facebook wall or email them to readerphotos@chroniclet.com, and we’ll add them to the reader gallery below. Review our live social media coverage from the fair, and be sure Read More…

Lorain County Fair: Attendance down compared with 2013, still a ‘success’

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WELLINGTON — Lorain County Fair attendance was down about 3 percent from last year, but fair President Kim Meyers said Sunday that the event was a success. While the only rain during the weeklong fair, which ended Sunday, was Tuesday, Meyers said the threat of rain on other days may have kept some people away. Read More…

Lorain County Fair concludes with smashes, bangs

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WELLINGTON — Road rage was legal and encouraged and being “bashful” took on new meaning at Sunday’s 69th annual demolition derby at the Lorain County Fair. “Where else can you get in about 15 car accidents in a minute?” asked demolition driver Jack Edwards. Edwards, of North Ridgeville, was one of dozens of drivers getting Read More…

Lorain County Fair Schedule Sunday, Aug. 24

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7:30 a.m. – Gates Open 7:30 a.m. – Catholic Mass with Father Reymann, Pavilion 1 8:30 a.m. – Interdenominational Worship Service, Building 14 10 a.m.-3 p.m. – Spinners and weavers, Pavilion 2 Noon – Black Cat Hell Drivers 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. – 4-H Band and Alumni Concert, Building 11 4:30 p.m. – Junior Read More…

Sheep brings in record of $3,645 at Lorain County Fair auction

Gracie Groot poses with winning sheep Starlight Gem. PHOTO PROVIDED

WELLINGTON — With the help of a group of local businesses a Firelands Elementary student with cerebral palsy, whose mother recently died, was able to set a new fair auction record. Gracie Groot, 9, recreation leader for the Camden Kids 4-H Club, entered her first official 4-H auction this year with the first animal she’s Read More…

Lorain County Fair champion livestock auctioned

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WELLINGTON — The fairgrounds were calm Saturday morning, dew glistening, and people casually getting ready for the day’s events. All was mostly quiet — while crowds were yet to arrive — a vendor grilled peppers and onions and a fair worker puts bags in trash cans. But the excitement started to build around 8 a.m. Read More…

Video: Lorain County Fair Crowing and Calling competition

John Hostal, 14, of Penfield Township, won the turkey calling competition at the fair on Friday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

An imitation turkey call competition and an imitation rooster call competition were held on Friday at the Lorain County Fair. Check out our live social media coverage from the fair. Our comprehensive Fair coverage can be found here. 

Lorain County Fair Schedule Saturday, Aug. 23

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7:30 a.m. – Gates Open 8:30 a.m. – Junior Fair Livestock Auction: Market Beef, Barn 9 9 a.m. – Tractor Pull, Lorain County Residents Only 9 a.m. – Open Class Judging: Beef Cattle, Show Barn 4 10 a.m. – Pony Fun Show, Pony Ring Noon – Miniature Horse Pull, Pony Ring 12:30 p.m. – Junior Read More…

Lorain County Fair: All’s fair in fowl race

Cam Rose of Columbia Township races his turkey, Gobblers, in the fowl race on Friday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

  WELLINGTON — The reigning champion of Lorain County Fair’s fowl race had just met the duck he used for the contest that morning. “I just took somebody’s duck,” Evan Born said with a laugh, adding that there’s no training for the fowl race. He used his cousin’s bird to race around a short course Read More…

Lorain County Fair Schedule Friday, Aug. 22

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7:30 a.m. – Gates Open 9 a.m. – Junior Fair Dairy Judging, Show Barn 4 9 a.m. – Open Class Judging: Dairy Goats, Pavilion 2 9 a.m. – Open Class Judging: Miniature Horses, Ring A Noon – Junior Fair Dairy Auction, Show Barn 4 Noon – Rooster Crowing, Turkey Calling and Fowl Race, Barn 15 Read More…