November 21, 2014

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Complete listing of Medina County Fair results

2013 Medina County Fair Results (Click on category name to see results) Junior Fair Rabbits Sheep Swine Small pet animal projects Goats Pygmy goats Public Speaking Still Exhibits Poultry Dairy Dairy Beef Horses Non-Livestock State Fair Senior Fair Beef Dairy Dairy goats Sheep Draft horse-pony Agriculture products Wine Culinary arts Home cooking Flowers Sewing Dog Read More…

Cool weather helps to heat up attendance

Dressed as Little Miss Muffet with a spider, Nikki Piskac and Turbo won second place in Sunday's miniature horse costume contest at the Medina County Fair. Behind her is Linda Wise with My Lins Magic Babe, who won first place. KIERA MANION-FISCHER / GAZETTE

The miniature horse costume contest was a highlight on the last day of the fair. “You never know what you’re going to see at the Medina County Fair,” said the announcer over the fairgrounds’ loudspeaker Sunday. Eleven competitors young and old brought their horses into the ring Sunday afternoon. Several princesses were in attendance, as Read More…

The art of the shear

MEDINA — At a sheep shearing demonstration Friday at the Medina County Fair, George Meuhlheim shaved a sheep in less than five minutes. All the while the Bellville resident talked about the skill of shearing sheep. “The goal everyone shoots for is shaving three (sheep) in six minutes,” he said. Meuhlheim, a farmer who applies Read More…

Rough Truck: Parts, dirt flying delight big crowd

Zach Albrecht from Medina drive his Geo Tracker in the stock division of the Rough Truck competition at the Medina County Fair Wednesday. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

Jon Huff | The Gazette MEDINA — The smell of frying elephant ears and car exhaust drifted over the Medina County Fair on Wednesday night as the Rough Truck competition took place at the main grandstand. Competitors raced their vehicles around a track of turns, bumps, a mud pit and a jump, maneuvering to stay Read More…

Antique tractors on display at county fair

KIERA MANION-FISCHER / GAZETTE Will McCartney, 9, of Sharon Township, checks out a 1949 Farmall Cub tractor owned by Clayton Kramer, also of Sharon Township, on Thursday afternoon at the Medina County Fair.

Clayton Kramer said he collects antique tractors because it gives him a chance to own the tractors he always wanted as a boy. Kramer said his father, a farmer, never bought “a big John Deere tractor.” “Back in 1988, when I could afford it, I bought a big John Deere tractor,” he said. Kramer, 78, Read More…

Fairgoers can touch the past with Civil War re-enactors

DAN POMPILI / GAZETTE Don VanMeter, a Civil War re-enactor from North Jackson in Mahoning County, talks to Bridget Campbell, 5, and Maxwell Andrich, 8, about artillery shells at the Civil War living history exhibit at the Medina County Fair on Wednesday.

The 105th Ohio Volunteer Infantry of Civil War fame has set up camp at the Medina County fairgrounds. But members won’t be fighting any Rebels this week. Don VanMeter of North Jackson, commander of the regiment, has been a Civil War re-enactor for 28 years. But this week he’s a teacher rather than an actor Read More…

Fair motocross: County racers win 10 events

AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE Dominic Butscher of Hinckley Township had plenty to celebrate Tuesday winning the 65cc and 50cc Senior motocross at the Medina County Fair.

Matthew Doyle | The Gazette MEDINA — The annual motocross event at the Medina County Fair gave fans a chance to see the future and present of the sport Tuesday evening. The local riders also provided some excitement for fans rooting for the hometown kid, as they won 10 of the 36 races. Four of Read More…

Advice: Give horses hay and keep fair food at bay

DAN POMPILI / GAZETTE Heather Raw, of Sharon Township, pets her horse, Rex, and talks about horse behavior at the Medina County Fair on Wednesday.

People-watching is a favorite pastime of horses. But people don’t always watch themselves around horses. That can be dangerous for the animals and humans, according to Heather Raw, who is responsible for six horses brought to the Medina County Fair from Walnut Ridge Farms in Sharon Township. Raw’s horses are Haflingers, a breed developed in Read More…

Girl’s horse dies before county fair competition

The Junior Fair Horse and Pony Show at the Medina County Fair was missing one of its competitors Tuesday. At about 9:45 p.m. Monday — less than 12 hours before the show was scheduled to begin — Rango, a 9-year-old quarter-horse, was hit by a truck and killed in front of the animal’s trainer. The Read More…

Fairgoers experience exotic pets up close and personal

Terri Wise lets children pet a tortoise at the Medina County Fair on Tuesday. She said tortoises are faster than most people expect, and they are different from turtles because tortoises aren’t aquatic. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY NICK GLUNT)

Lions, and tigers, and bears … well, not quite. They aren’t that dangerous, but Medina County fairgoers all week have the chance to see and touch the unusual pets owned by Chatham Township animal lover Terri Wise and her husband, Bryan. And best of all, it’s free. On Tuesday, more than 50 people got to Read More…