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VAN WERT — Attempting to win a blue ribbon from the County Fair is a very old tradition and this could be your lucky year! There are many types of entries to select from in addition to livestock and animals, such as farm products, horticulture, canned goods, baked goods, fine arts, photography, antique and miscellaneous articles, domestic manufacture, and cut flowers and potted plants. You do not have to belong to any group or club to make an entry. Entries are open to the public. Pick up a 2013 fair book at the fair office or access the book as a PDF file on the fair website, Give it a try! The Van Wert County Fairgrounds issues a reminder that all entries for the 2013 Fair will close on Aug. 10. This entry deadline includes Senior Fair entries (must be brought to the Fair office) and Junior Fair entries (must be made online at vanwertcountyfair).

Camping permits for the Van Wert County Fair may be picked up at the office starting Monday. The fair office is selling six-day fair admission tickets for $18 as season and membership tickets. In order to vote for Fair Board Directors, you must have a membership ticket and be a resident of Van Wert County. Membership tickets will not be sold after at 5 p.m. Aug. 27. Season tickets will not be sold after at 5 p.m. Aug. 28. Single ticket daily gate admission has been reduced to $5 for anyone age 9 years and over, but is only $3 for youth age 9-15 if they enter with a person who has a membership or season ticket.

The office is now selling tickets for the James Otto concert, with Exploit as the opener, to be held in the Grandstand at 8 p.m. Aug. 31. Concert tickets are $15 or $20 with all seating reserved. Grandstand tickets are also available for the Michindo truck and tractor pull, cheerleading contest, heavy weight horse pull, demolition derby, horse harness and running races and the high school band show. The fair office is open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – noon.

The Van Wert County Fair dates are Aug. 28 through Sept. 2. Contact the fair office at (419) 238-9270, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at


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