July 29, 2014

Medina
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PHOTOS: Goats, other farm animals on display at Medina County Fair

Hundreds of goats, horses, cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, rabbits and other farm animals are on display at the Medina County Fair, which starts today and runs through Sunday. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

Medina County Fair begins today

Dana Thur, 10, of Seville, poses with her horse, 9-year-old Sierra. This year is Dana’s second year competing at the Medina County Fair. (NICK GLUNT / GAZETTE)

Everything came together over the weekend so this year’s Medina County Fair could kick off today without a hitch. Conrad Hanesberg, president of the fair board, said Sunday evening that the only folks who hadn’t arrived were those coming from the Summit County Fair, which ended Sunday. Hanesberg said that’s how the hectic lives of Read More…

Something to appeal to every age at Medina County Fair

MEDINA — Bull riding, a BMX bike show and a life-size plastic cow are some of the new attractions at this year’s Medina County Fair, from July 28 to Aug. 3. The fair board purchased a life-size mechanical cow that can be milked as part of the fair’s agriculture center to promote agricultural education. “We Read More…

Family Entertainment Center offers free fun for everyone

The fair’s Family Entertainment Area is expanding. Located behind the community center the Entertainment Tent will feature daily family entertainment and music by Excalibur Entertainment DJ Service. Besides daily music, Excalibur Entertainment will conduct several In It to Win It contests as well as karaoke and game show trivia during the week and, best of Read More…

Creek Bend Bucking Bulls Ranch showing off for the home crowd

Burbank resident Eileen Thorsell has been going to the Medina County Fair for more than three decades. However, this year marks the first time the owner of the Creek Bend Bucking Bulls Ranch is bringing her “Buckin’ Ohio” show to the fair. “Before, when the Medina Fair has had bull riding events, they used stock Read More…

County fair’s Demolition Derby is always a smashing hit

Back in the ‘70s we watched The Fonz deal with Pinky Tuscadero and a demolition derby, while of late there’s Velocity-TV’s reality show “Kings of Crash.” At the Medina County Fair, which is known for many things, including tasty food, fun entertainment and plenty of animal exhibits, there’s something special about the Demolition Derby, where Read More…

The Rough Truck Contest tests drivers’ mettle

There’s a special bond between a man and his truck. But when that vehicle reaches the end of its road, there’s often nothing anyone can do but send it off to the junkyard in style. For some guys, that means running it in the Medina County Fair Rough Truck Contest, which takes place July 30 Read More…

County Fair grandstand events

Monday 7:00 pm – 80′s & Newer Demolition Derby Ticket prices are $8.00 and $7.00* Tuesday 6:00 pm – Motocross Ticket prices are $9.00 and $8.00* Wednesday 7:00 pm – Rough Truck Contest Ticket prices are $8.00 and $7.00* Thursday 8:00 pm – The Band Perry Ticket prices are $35.00 (which includes a $3.00 service Read More…

County Fair pavilion events listing

Monday Veteran day displays from the various branches of the military, as well as entertainment will be featured. There will be patriotic music from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Free blood pressure checks and screenings will be available through the Lodi Hospital. The evening will feature the annual Medina County Fair King and Queen Pageant followed by music Read More…

Rides going up for Medina County Fair

A member of the Bate’s Amusements crew works 40 feet in the air to put together the final pieces of a funhouse Thursday at the Medina County Fairgrounds. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Life is looking good this year say the roustabouts of Bates Amusement who are setting up the Medina County Fair rides. “This season is going much better than last season,” Dan “Red” Sexton said with a toothless smile. The 35-person crew arrives one week before the fair starts each year to set up Read More…