Animals, agriculture remain a big part of Bellville Street Fair


By Louise Swartzwalder - Galion Inquirer



Photo by Louise Swartzwalder
Braden Boyer with his champion goat at the Bellville Street Fair

Photo by Louise Swartzwalder Braden Boyer with his champion goat at the Bellville Street Fair


Colton Boyer, Caroline Tilton and Braden Boyer were exhibitors, with their animals this year, at the Bellville Street Fair


BELLVILLE – Good looking animals receive plenty of care at the Bellville Street Fair, courtesy of several young exhibitors.

Braden Boyer, his brother Colton, and Caroline Tilton, were happy to point out their charges last week during the fair.

Tilton, who won the “supreme female” award for her cow, said she plans to take her friend back home. Some exhibitors know their animals will be sold.

Braden Boyer, 14, will be selling his goat, which weights 83 pounds. Those animals can get $2.56 a pound. His goat is of the Boerr breed and was the champion market goat.

Colton Boyer, 16, was showing cattle and hogs. He had the champion feeder calf, the reserve champion breeding heifer and champion market hog.

All were taking a break from exhibiting responsibilities, sharing fair stories in the livestock tents.

Small animals, including rabbits, chickens and turkeys were exhibited. Hogs occupied one large area, and cattle and goats shared tents.

The Bellville Fair, also known as the World’s Fair, is an agricultural fair, said treasurer Ellen Walker. Livestock exhibits occupy a street area, and exhibits placed by the FFA occupy the lawn next to village hall.

The tractor pull is held the Sunday before the fair starts, said Tom Barr, president.

The event drew a large number of entrants.

There was an open pickup truck class, plus antique classes.

This was the 169th year for the fair.

Photo by Louise Swartzwalder
Braden Boyer with his champion goat at the Bellville Street Fair
https://www.galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/38/2019/09/web1_Braden-Boyer-with-his-champion-goat-at-the-Bellville-Street-Fair..jpgPhoto by Louise Swartzwalder
Braden Boyer with his champion goat at the Bellville Street Fair

Colton Boyer, Caroline Tilton and Braden Boyer were exhibitors, with their animals this year, at the Bellville Street Fair
https://www.galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/38/2019/09/web1_Colton-Boyer-Caroline-Tilton-and-Braden-Boyer-exhibitors-at-the-Bellville-Street-Fair..jpgColton Boyer, Caroline Tilton and Braden Boyer were exhibitors, with their animals this year, at the Bellville Street Fair

By Louise Swartzwalder

Galion Inquirer