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Putnam County Fair @ Putnam County Fairgrounds
Putnam County Fair @ Putnam County Fairgrounds
Jun 20 all-day
The annual Putnam County Fair kicks off Monday with the theme, “American Flair at the Fair.” It runs through Saturday, June 24. Entertainment will include “Marvelous Mutts” and Professor Bubblemaker’s Bubble Show each day. Other entertainment highlights will include a Marching Band Spectacular on Monday, a rodeo on Thursday, a tug-a-truck competition on Friday and a performance by Nashville Crush to close the fair next Saturday. One-day admission is $6 for those 10 years old and over. A season pass for the week is $25. A membership pass is also $25 and can be purchased by Putnam County residents who want to vote for fair board directors. All-day ride bracelets are $16, or $12 for bracelets good from noon to 5:30 p.m., or 5:30 p.m. to close. Kids’ Day is Tuesday and wristbands will be $10 from noon to 5 p.m. From 9 p.m. to close on Saturday, June 24, a wristband will $8. Events scheduled at the fair include: MONDAY Veterans and seniors 62 and over admitted free. 8:30 a.m. — Junior fair rabbit showmanship (poultry/rabbit show arena). 9 a.m. — Junior fair horse/pony showmanship and performance classes (horse arena). 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Classic Trendz Band (entertainment tent). 9:30 a.m. — Junior fair goat judging/showmanship (main show arena). 10 a.m. — Opening ceremony (plaza area). 4 p.m. — Junior fair sheep judging/showmanship (main show arena). 5 p.m. — Baked goods auction (Junior Fair Building). 5 to 8 p.m. — Antique tractor and equipment show (Action at the Arches area). 5 p.m. — Professor Bubblemaker’s Bubble Show. 6 p.m. — Marvelous Mutts, free family entertainment. 6:30 p.m. — Veterans tribute (grandstand). 7 p.m. — King and queen coronation (grandstand). 7:15 p.m. — Marching Band Spectacular (grandstand). 8 p.m. — Marvelous Mutts, free family entertainment. 9 p.m. — Professor Bubblemaker’s Bubble Show. TUESDAY Kids’ day, all children 16 and under free until 4 p.m. 8:30 a.m. — Junior fair feeder calf judging and showmanship (main show arena). 10 a.m. — Open class flower show judging (Merchant Building). 11 a.m. — Cloverbud recognition ceremony (Junior Fair Building). Noon to 4 p.m. — Hilty Home Care Center kids’ day activities (entertainment tent). 1 to 4 p.m. — Children Choosing Christ — “Puzzeled” (entertainment tent). 1:30 p.m. — Kiddie tractor pull (Junior Fair Building). 3 p.m. — Bicycle giveaway (grandstand). 3:30 p.m. — Marvelous Mutts, free family entertainment. 5 p.m. — Little Mister and Miss Putnam County Fair (Junior Fair Building); Harness racing (grandstand); Professor Bubblemaker’s Bubble Show. 6 p.m. — Marvelous Mutts, free family entertainment; Junior fair steer judging/showmanship (main show arena). 7 p.m. — Dairy Delights Challenge (Merchants Building); 4-H Style Review Show (Junior Fair Building). 7:30 p.m. — Market beef bred and fed show (main show arena) 8 p.m. — Marvelous Mutts, free family entertainment. 9 p.m. — Professor Bubblemaker’s Bubble Show. WEDNESDAY 8:30 a.m. — Junior fair swine judging/showmanship (main show arena); Junior fair poultry/fowl judging/ showmanship (poultry/rabbit show arena). 4:30 p.m. — Goat bred and fed show (main show arena). 5 p.m. — Harness racing (grandstand); Professor Bubblemaker’s Bubble Show; Projects on Parade (Junior Fair Building). 6 p.m. — Marvelous Mutts, free family entertainment; Junior fair versatility horse show (horse arena). 6 to 8 p.m. — Dance Spectacular (entertainment tent). 7 p.m. — Best of Beef Challenge (Merchant’s Building); Decorated animal contest (main show arena). 7:30 p.m. — Feeder calf auction (Putnam County Extension Office). 8 p.m. — Marvelous Mutts, free family entertainment; Barn games (main show arena). 9 p.m. — Professor Bubblemaker’s Bubble Show. THURSDAY 9 a.m. — Small animal sale (main show arena); Junior fair horse performance classes (horse show arena). 10 a.m. — Open class flower show judging (Merchant Building). 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. — Live piano music by Linda Hill’s students (entertainment tent). 2:30 p.m. — Beef obstacle course (main show arena). 3 p.m. — Junior fair horse contest classes (horse arena). 4:30 p.m. — Junior fair dairy judging (main show arena). 5 p.m. — Professor Bubblemaker’s Bubble Show; Kid’s Dream Day (racetrack). 6 p.m. — Marvelous Mutts, free family entertainment. 6:30 p.m. — Open class feeder calf show (main show arena). 7 p.m. — Bulls & Barrels Rodeo (grandstand). 7:30 p.m. — “Unpaved” (entertainment tent). 8 p.m. — Marvelous Mutts, free family entertainment. 9 p.m. — Professor Bubblemaker’s Bubble Show. FRIDAY 8:30 a.m. — Large animal sale (main show arena). 4:30 p.m. — Showman of showmen contest (main show arena). 5 p.m. — Professor Bubblemaker’s Bubble Show. 6 p.m. — Marvelous Mutts, free family entertainment. 7 p.m. — Perfectly Prepared Pork Challenge (Merchant’s Building); Tug-a-truck competition (grandstand); W.A.R. Wrestling (Action at the Arches); Adult horse show (horse arena). 7:30 p.m. — Open class sheep jackpot show (main show arena); T-102 Country Star Playoffs (entertainment tent). 8 p.m. — Marvelous Mutts, free family entertainment. 9 p.m. — Professor Bubblemaker’s Bubble Show. SATURDAY 10 a.m. — Open class swine show (main show arena). 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Election of fair directors (area under grandstand). 11 a.m. — Junior fair horse awards program (horse show arena); Fair kids fun horse show to follow. Noon — Cornhole tournament (entertainment tent). 3:30 p.m. — Open class jackpot goat show (main show arena). 5 p.m. — Professor Bubblemaker’s Bubble Show. 6 p.m. — Marvelous Mutts, free family entertainment. 7 p.m. — Tasty turkey challenge (Merchant’s Building); Demolition derby (grandstand); W.A.R. Wrestling (Action at the Arches). 8 p.m. — Marvelous Mutts; Silent auction closes (Junior Fair Building). 9 p.m. to midnight — Nashville Crush (entertainment tent); Professor Bubblemaker’s Bubble Show.
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10:30 am Magic Nate @ Gormley Park
Magic Nate @ Gormley Park
Jun 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Forest-Jackson Public Library will host a performance by Magic Nate at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Gormley Park, Forest. The program is part of the library’s summer reading program. A free community lunch will follow at 11:30.
11:30 am Fifth Third Bank Courtyard Concert Series @ Latham Courtyard
Fifth Third Bank Courtyard Concert Series @ Latham Courtyard
Jun 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
The Arts Partnership is giving Findlay the opportunity to take Tuesday lunches outside in the summer with Fifth Third Bank’s Courtyard Concert Series. Courtyard Concerts are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays from June 20 through Aug. 15 in Latham Courtyard located at 510 S. Main St. Local musicians are paired with a local restaurant which offers lunch options. Concert admission is free, food prices are often $7 but may vary with the vendor. There will be no July 4 concert in observance of the holiday. The Courtyard Concert Series is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, Spectrum Eye Care, The Courier, WKXA, WFIN, 106.3 The Fox, Flag City Title Agency, Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Heck Rentals, Ohio Arts Council and Dean Sound. Scheduled performances include: June 20: The Two of Us, food by AJ’s Heavenly Pizza June 27: Eric Sowers, food by Cedar Valley July 11: Scott Parnell, food by Stix Restaurant July 18: The 732 Electric Duo, food by The Wine Merchant July 25: Findlay High School Pantasia, food by Bistro on Main Aug. 1: James Adkins, food by Main Street Deli Aug. 8: Ryan Parker, food by We Serve. Coffee Aug. 15: Scott Duress and Sean Farmer, food by The Gathering
11:30 am Forest Community Lunch @ Gormley Park
Forest Community Lunch @ Gormley Park
Jun 20 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
A free community lunch will be offered in Forest’s Gormley Park at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays this summer. Lunches begin this Tuesday and continue through June. The event follows the Forest-Jackson Public Library’s 10:30 a.m. program at the park. Lunch is sponsored by the Forest United Methodist Church with support from the Friends of the Library and the Hardin County Community Foundation. For more information, call Elois Cramer at 419-273-2897.
12:00 pm Exchange Club of Findlay @ University of Findlay Henderson Hall -- Rosewood Room
Exchange Club of Findlay @ University of Findlay Henderson Hall -- Rosewood Room
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm
The Exchange Club of Findlay meets at noon the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the University of Findlay Henderson Hall Rosewood Room.
1:00 pm Forest Fiber Fanatics @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Forest Fiber Fanatics @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Forest Fiber Fanatics, a group of knitters and crocheters, will meet twice a month at the Forest-Jackson Public Library beginning Tuesday. Those attending may work on their own projects, or help work on projects for charity. The group will meet from 6-8 p.m. the first Thursday of the month, and from 1-3 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month. Contact Barb Scott at 440-967-3680 for more information.
6:00 pm “A Mighty Fortress” Vacation Bible School @ Immanuel Lutheran Church
“A Mighty Fortress” Vacation Bible School @ Immanuel Lutheran Church
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm
“A Mighty Fortress” Vacation Bible School runs Monday through Thursday, from 6-8:15 p.m. daily, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2300 Northridge Road. Children ages 4 to 12 will learn that Jesus’ victory over the grave is their victory in life. Register at www.immanuelfindlay.org or call 419-422-8209.

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