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Weekend at the fair

The livestock sale, tractor pulls and demolition derby were among the events happening at the fair over the weekend. Attendance estimations topped 66,000 for the week.

Smokin' hot

Smokin’ hot

One of the entries in the OSTPA tractor pull gets off to a smoking start in the contest. The fair board reported an attendence of 966 for Sunday evening’s show. That was compared to the 815 who attended last year.

Lone ranger

Lone ranger

Wyatt Ferguson, of Ada, was a winner in this year’s sheep lead contest. The six-year-old and his lamb entered the contest as the Lone Ranger on Saturday at the fair.

Steer hug

Steer hug

Tyler Trent gives a hug to a steer in the beef barn during Saturday’s Hardin County Fair.
Tyler was visiting the fair with his grandfather, Mark Lowe. The fair board estimates the attendence at this year’s fair was 66,695, compared to 54,426 from 2012.

Honored herdsman

Honored herdsman

Eugene Haudenschield was recognized for his dedication to the area sheep farmers during the shearing contest at the 2013 Hardin County Fair with a proclamation from the Ohio House of Representatives. He was also honored, along with his wife, Evelyn, with a plaque from his family and friends.

Top showman

Top showman

Hope Hazelton (center) was named the 2013 Hardin County Fair Showman of Showman Saturday at the show arena. The top senior showman in each of nine categories competed for the title by showing each of the species represented for expert judges. The contest is sponsored by Wingfield Crop Insurance and blankets were presented to each participant made from recycled material. Hazelton was presented with a lawn chair and a recyled vase as the winner. Participants included (not in order) Austin Phillips, Camron Deckling, Andrew Scharf, Hope Hazelton, Shelby Hazelton, Morgan Houser, Justin England, Taylor Brown and Grant Hites. Assisting with the awards are Linda Wuethrich, Tom Wilcox and Brice Beaman.

Derby winners

Derby winners

Jeff McLean, Kenton, won the youth division of the demolition derby and Bob Smith, Grant, was the winner in the truck competition. Curtis Ziegler, McCutchinsville, was the winner in the feature event Saturday and earned $1,000 for his work. Presenting the prizes are Ryan (left) and Randy Cahill of 3D Promotions.

Smokin' hotLone rangerSteer hugHonored herdsmanTop showmanDerby winners

Times photos by Dan Robinson and Tim Thomas

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