The Lucas County Fair will be held July 27 through Aug. 1 at the Lucas County Fairgrounds, 1406 Key Street, Maumee.
As always, this year’s fair will offer plenty for everyone in the family to see and do.
Grounds entertainment going on daily includes:
• Chainsaw carving by Dennis Beach with shows at 3:30, 5:30, 7:30 and 9 p.m.
• DOC Swan Magic/Comedy Show at 2, 6, 7 and 8 p.m.
• Game Hype, an exciting, free-admission video game attraction open during fair hours.
• Junior Fair Saddle Horse Shows going on daily at the north end of the fairgrounds.
• Livestock shows and auction.
• Old Village Historic Re-enactment.
Among the daily highlights are:
• Tuesday, July 27 - $9 all-day ride wristband with every two cans of food to be donated to the Northwest Ohio Food Bank
11 a.m.-4 p.m.: DARE Day, with various DARE officers on site. Kids with DARE coupon will be admitted free.
7:30 p.m. - Maumee Community Band - Opening Ceremonies.
• Wednesday, July 28 – Kid’s Day- Free admission and special kids’ activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
1, 3 and 5 p.m. – Jenkin’s Border Collie Show;
4 p.m. – My Fair Lady Pageant;
5 p.m. – Annual Placers Car Club Classic Car Show, with proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish.
• Thursday, July 29 – noon to 4 p.m. – Veteran’s Day. Free admission to all veterans and their families with military I.D. plus a free bean soup lunch from noon to 4 p.m. There will also be blood pressure/blood sugar and cholesterol screenings and entertainment from 1 to 4 p.m.;
6 p.m. – Buckeye Horse Pullers Association presents a Draft Horse Team-Pulling Contest;
7:30 p.m. – Pat Dailey in the Grandstand - ground seating $5, grandstand seating $2;
• Friday, July 30 – 7:30 p.m. – Brian Howe, former lead singer of Bad Company ground seating $5, grandstand seating $2.
• Saturday, July 31– 7 p.m. – Demolition Derby/ Lawn Mower Derby.
• Sunday, Aug. 1 – 2 p.m. - Cheerleading Competition in Stadium (BCSN will be on site filming the competition);
4 p.m. – Rough Truck/ATV Event.
Fair admission is $6 for adults, free for 5 and under. Parking is $3. Admission will be free for everyone Wednesday, July 28 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. (does not include parking or rides).