July 30, 2014

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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…

Bilek aims to build demo cars with lasting power

Gary Bilek, right, can't compete in the demolition derby at the Medina County fair, but he does build cars for competitors like Kristen Frantz. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

  Brad Bournival The Gazette MEDINA — Fans will gather next week at the grandstand of the Medina County Fairgrounds ready to hear the engines roar and listen for the loud crashes of the demolition derby. Gary Bilek, one of its biggest fans will be front and center in the pit, cheering on the competitors Read More…

The Band Perry to headline this year’s Medina County Fair

Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry

The Band Perry will perform at the Medina County Fair on July 31. Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. May 31 at the fair office. Tickets also will be sold online this year starting at 10 a.m. May 31. Tickets are $35 and do not include fair admission. For more information, visit www.medina-fair.com. The Band Read More…