BUCYRUS — Starting Sunday, the Crawford County fairgrounds will be full of people, laughter, animals and entertainment as the 159th annual Crawford County Fair kicks off.
Back this year is two nights, instead of only one, of harness racing.
“We are offering a prize each nightr. Harness racing has always been popular at the fair so we will be offering it two nights again,” said Rebecca Starner of the fair board.
There will be a chance for race goers to win a flat screen television and on the second night of racing, many vouchers for pari-mutual wagering will be offered as prizes.
Harness racing begins at 5:30 p.m. on July 20, 21 at the grandstand.
Also back at the fair this year is Fair Jam, at 7 p.m. on July 18. Christian rock bands Among the Thirsty and 7eventh Time Down will grace the stage in the grandstand area.
New this year will be Circus Incredible, with daily shows Sunday through Friday of fair week. Circus Incredible is family friendly and features aerial acts that are jaw-dropping.
The very popular tractor and truck pull is at 7 p.m. Thursday evening of fair week, while a kiddie tractor pull starts at 11 a.m. on July 23.
The annual demolition derby will feature eight heats, with classes for compact and full size cars, 1/2 ton pickups and 1980’ or newer car models at 6 p.m. on July 17.
KOI drag racing is back this yea,r beginning at 7 p.m. on July 19.
Amusement rides will be offered beginning on July 18 with special ticket priceson Tuesday for Family Appreciation Day at $5 per session. Sessions are from noon to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to close. All-you-can-ride on all other days is $10 per session. Also, Thursday is Dollar Rides Day with any ride costing $1.
Admission prices for the fair are $5 per person with kids 0 to 7-years-old being admitted free of charge. Various passes are also available.
For more information, visit http://crawfordcofair.com/main.html.
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