Monday, July 23, 2001

Fair reflects Clermont's roots

By Lew Moores
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        OWENSVILLE — As many as 100,000 people are expected to attend the 152nd Annual Clermont County Fair, which continues today through Saturday at the fairgrounds here.

        Food booths, livestock judging, entertainment, rides and contests, including truck and tractor pulls, are featured. Hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day.

        “It is Clermont County's largest event,” said Francis Rapp, director of the Clermont County Fair Board, who has served on the board for 25 years. “It has grown tremendously over the years.”

  • Alexandria Fair and Horse Show: Aug. 29-Sept. 3
  • Boone County: Aug. 6-11, Burlington
  • Brown County: Sept. 24-28, Georgetown
  • Butler County: through July 28, Hamilton
  • Grant County: Friday-Aug. 4, Crittenden
  • Hamilton County: Aug. 1-5, Hartwell
        The Junior Dairy Show is at 10 a.m. today, horse racing at 2 p.m., and the Junior Sheep Show will be at 6 p.m.

        The annual baby contest will take place in the Multi Purpose Building at 2, 4 and 8 p.m.

        The Monster Truck Show is at 7:30 p.m. today and Tuesday.

        Country music artist Tammy Cochran will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Multi Purpose Building.

        Other highlights include:

        • English horse show at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, and baking contest at noon. Junior Beef Show is at 5 p.m. Nipper Brothers Bluegrass Band performs at 7 p.m.

        • Western horse show at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Fun rodeo at 7 p.m. Demolition Derby at 7:30 p.m.

        • Performance horse show at 9:30 a.m. Friday. Junior fair livestock sale for chickens, dairy, rabbits and hogs is 10 a.m. in the Multi Purpose Building.

        Rabbit Hash Band performs at 6 p.m.

        • Cheerleading contest at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Open horse show at 3 p.m.

        The last event of the fair will be the Demolition Derby at 8 p.m. Saturday.

        “It's a central point for the community,” Mr. Rapp said. “It's a chance to visit with friends. It's an opportunity for exhibitors to show their new products, farm equipment, garden equipment.”

        Admission is $5 until 3 p.m. for adults and children 12 and older; $7 for adults after 3 p.m. Children 6-11 get in for $1; under 6 free.


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