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The new electronic sign made its debut at the 2019 Hardin County Fair.
Board members Dan Beale (left), Janie Seiler and Jack McBride stand with the sign at the main gate of the fair grounds.
Lena Daniels, 6, prepares to look for her sheep in the show arena Saturday evening during the annual sheep lead show.
Her costume brought her third place in her division.
Gabe Trachsel takes his turn at some of the activities offered to young visitors by the Center Of Science and Industry (COSI) of Columbus.
Several scientific games were available for guests to enjoy on Saturday.
Country artist Tyler Rich performed in the grandstands on Saturday night at the Hardin County Fair.
Allie Underwood (center) was selected the 2019 Hardin County Fair showman of showmen Sunday in the show arena before a large crowd.
The top showmen in each division took turns showing their skills with the various species exhibited at the fair.
Five record prices were set along with a big increase in premiums paid to the young sellers at Saturday's Hardin County Junior Fair Livestock Sale.
New sales records were set for the purchase of the champion gilt, champion and reserve champion dairy steer and champion and reserve champion beef feeder, according to information compiled by livestock sale chairman Don Spar, who will be retiring after 30 years on the fair board.
Thanks in part to nice weather, the Hardin County Fair posted its best attendance since 2015, according to Judi Cronley, secretary/treasurer.
The estimated attendance was 57,079 for the six-day run of the fair, with a paid gate of 10,193. That compares to estimated attendance of 30,165 and a paid gate of 8,168 during last year’s rain-marred fair.
Prior to Sunday night’s demolition derby at the Hardin County Fair, the future of the sport got the chance to get in on the fun by taking part in the power wheels competition.
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