Preble County Fair highlights

July 30, 2014

The 164th Preble County Fair kicked off on Saturday, July 26, with a ceremony honoring veterans and the grand parade. Saturday continued with several showmanship and other contests, giving fair goers a multitude of traditional options for entertainment, food and fun.

Livestock shows are a mainstay of Jr. Fair and open class contestants, and Saturday-Monday, July 26-28, brought species of all sorts, ranging from rabbits to swine and even llamas. Harness racing gave betting fair-goers the chance to try their luck at the track, and demolition derby action helped kick off fair week with a bang — even from the littlest derby participants who took part with children’s powered toy vehicles.

Jr. Fair participants have the chance to show their skills in handling every species from dogs to cattle. But they also get the opportunity to sew, cook, and even sing and dance during competitions held fair week. There’s always a project for every one to try their hand at. The Preble County Fair will continue through Saturday, Aug. 2.

Fair food, carnival rides and games, businesses and organizations line the midway, providing much for fair visitors to see and do. When they aren’t trying the newest ice cream or potato concoction, or winning games of chance, fair-goers can turn to admiring the exhibits in the art displays, in the produce building, and in the school building. Others may have turned out on Sunday, July 27 to cheer on their littlest stars in the Cutest Baby Contest, or the budding Jr. Fair performers in the annual talent show.