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Medina County Fair offering variety of activities

7/31/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Maria Lindsay

MEDINA — The 168th Medina County Fair, which runs through Aug. 3 at the Medina County Fairgrounds, located at 710 W. Smith Road, includes more than 800 exhibitors and 350 concessionaries, according to event organizers.

Events scheduled for the next few days include an old iron demolition derby, truck and tractor pulls, a bull riding show, a fiddle contest and the Ohio State Arm Wrestling Contest. The event, which strives to preserve and promote agriculture, will close with fireworks Aug. 3.

Shown at right top, from left, July 28 are Outgoing Horse Queen Kaili Mitchell, 17, of Wadsworth, and Incoming Horse Queen Gwyn Andrews, 18, of Sharon.

Pictured below, from left, in front of the Junior Fair Board display are members and sisters Cecilia Mainzer, 13; Lydia Mainzer, 16; and Amelia Mainzer, 15. Cecilia won the canning and freezing category plus a nutrition project and public speaking event. Lydia is the Junior Fair Board vice president and won in leadership/diversity and nutrition/yeast bread on the rise events. Amelia won first place in creative writing/story with her piece, “Hey Sunshine, Hey Parker.”

The fair also has carnival rides, games and food, shown at top. Shown at right bottom enjoying the Super Shot, which takes riders to the top and then free-falls back down, is Izzy Ergh, 13, of Copley.

For a complete schedule of events and activities, call the fair office at 330-723-9633 or visit www.medina-fair.com.

— By Maria Lindsay

Photos: Krista Galloway

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