August 20, 2014


Lorain County Fair Schedule Wednesday, Aug. 20

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7:30 a.m. – Gates Open 9 a.m. – Junior Fair Dairy Goat/Market Dairy Goat, Barn 9 9 a.m. – Junior Fair Saddle Horse Judging, Ring A 9 a.m. – Open Class Ponies and Stalled Hitch Classes, Grandstand Noon – Junior Fair Market Beef Show, Show Barn 4 12:30 p.m. – Open Class Judging: Flowers 1 Read More…

Lorain County Fairgrounds morph into satellite site for restaurateurs

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WELLINGTON — For 52 weeks a year, local restaurateurs serve up beloved dishes in the same spot they have called home for years. But when the Lorain County Fair is open, many find it the perfect time to take their shows on the road. Among the food vendors this week are local favorites like Midway Read More…

Foreigner concert at Lorain County Fair cut short by storms

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It was a “Hot Blooded,” albeit short, Lorain County Fair show Tuesday night when Foreigner rocked the packed-to-the-rafters grandstand in Wellington. Sadly, rain came less than 45 minutes into the show. Even though original lead singer Lou Gramm is no longer a part of the band, the audience didn’t seem to care as long as Read More…

First-year food booths at Lorain County Fair challenged to find a following


WELLINGTON — Gone are the days of purely traditional food booths where fairgoers relied on forms of fried dough, hot dogs on sticks and cans of pop for lunch and dinner. On Monday, the 169th annual Lorain County Fair opened its gates, and with it, numerous stands selling food that ranged from teriyaki noodles prepared Read More…

Lorain County Fair Schedule Tuesday, Aug. 19

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8 a.m. – Open Class Judging: Rabbit and Cavy, Barn 39 8:30 a.m. – Junior Fair Cat Judging, Barn 15 (Rabbit Show Area) 8:30 a.m. – Junior Fair Swine Show, Barn 9 9 a.m. – Junior Fair Miniature Horse Judging, Ring A 9 a.m. – Open Class Judging: Dairy Cattle, Show Barn 4 9 a.m. Read More…

Thomas Rhett rocks Lorain County Fair crowd

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  Country singer Thomas Rhett hosted a party Monday evening for Lorain County fairgoers in a packed grandstand in Wellington. After all, this Georgia native had plenty to celebrate considering his 2013 debut effort, “It Goes Like This,” scored four top 30 hits — “Beer with Jesus,” “Something to Do with My Hands,” “It Goes Read More…

Family’s Lorain County Fair tradition culminates in Clair Hill award

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WELLINGTON — Hazel Pitts slowly walked up to the stage in front of the Lorain County Fair Board office at the Lorain County Fairgrounds and gently grabbed the box wrapped with green paper and a gold bow. Inside was a special gift from Elyria’s Vandemark Jewelers for Pitts, who was named this year’s Clair Hill Read More…

Ben Klier, Michaela Price named Lorain County Junior Fair royalty

Ben Klier and Michaela Price were crowned Junior Fair King and Queen on Monday. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

WELLINGTON — Beneath her long purple gown, Michaela Price had on the perfect pair of shoes to showcase her style. A dark blue pair of cowgirl boots. After all, the Lorain County Fair stops for no one. Not even for the 2014 Lorain County Junior Fair queen — Price, 18, of Wellington Township, was crowned Read More…

Lorain County Fair Schedule Monday, Aug. 18

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7:30 a.m. – Gates open 8 a.m. – Junior Fair Dog Show, Show Barn 4 8:30 a.m. – Junior Fair Fowl Show, Barn 9 9 a.m. – Judging of culinary arts (books 705-709 and 717-718) 9 a.m. – Judging of needlework 9 a.m. – Honey judging 9 a.m. – Open Class Judging: Vegetables and fruits Read More…

Lorain County Fair opens today

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WELLINGTON — An annual tradition resumes today with the official beginning of the 169th Lorain County Fair. Setup, which began about two weeks ago, was completed around midnight Sunday, according to Kim Meyers, fair president. Setup includes erecting about 80 tents over two days on the approximately 150-acre fairgrounds. Tent size ranges from 10 by Read More…