The fairgrounds comes alive at night with music, events and activities during the annual Paulding County Fair. Melinda Krick/Paulding County Progress
The fairgrounds comes alive at night with music, events and activities during the annual Paulding County Fair. Melinda Krick/Paulding County Progress
" For details on events, including photos and information on Outstanding Livestocker and Jr. Fair King and Queen candidates, entertainment and other activities, see the special 14-page Paulding County Fair preview section in the June 5 edition of the Paulding County Progress "
The 2019 Paulding County Fair has the potential to be an amazing week! New events and the return of crowd favorites will prove to be fun for people of all ages. The junior fair theme this year is “Fairadise,” so head out to the fairgrounds this week to see what fairadise means to these kids!

Something new this year will be flag raising and lowering ceremonies every day of the fair. Local youth organizations are encouraged to sign up to volunteer for this activity. The flag raising will happen at 9 a.m. and the flag will be lowered at 8 p.m. every day. If your group would be interested in participating, please contact Heather Cooper at secretary@pauldingcountyfair.com

Saturday, June 8, is the start of the fair with livestock pull in running from 4-8 p.m. After fair kids get their animals settled into the barns, everyone can head on down to the demolition derby in the grandstand.

The demolition derby will be following a new format that allows an easier entry system for participants. Over $15,000 in payouts will be up for grabs that evening. So head on out to the grandstand and watch some metal twisting action!

A schedule change this year, has the 4-H dog show on Sunday, June 9 at 1 p.m. The junior fair barn meeting will also take place at 6 p.m. on that day.

Monday, June 10 is the first full day of fair week fun. Monday is the junior fair day featuring events like the parade and fair royalty coronations.

The junior fair goat show will kick off the beginning of livestock shows at 10 a.m. in the show arena.

Paulding Soil and Water Conservation District will also hold their first day of programming from noon - 3 p.m.

4-H food and nutrition project judging will also happen that day starting at 1 p.m.

The fair prince and princess contest will be held at 5 p.m. in the Youth Leadership Building. Be sure to stop by and see the kids compete for the crowns!

After watching the kids win their crowns, head over to harness racing in the grandstand.

The junior fair parade will stroll down the midway at 6:30 p.m.

The Steve Scott Band will be playing in the senior pavilion from 7-9 p.m.

Also at 7 p.m., is the junior fair king and queen coronation. Stop by to see which young man and woman will be representing our county fair this year.

The day closes with a cornhole tournament in the show arena.

Tuesday, June 11, is Senior Day at the fair! Seniors are invited starting at 8:30 a.m. for Coffee with the Editor. Our editor, Melinda Krick, will be in the senior pavilion talking with senior citizens. Donuts, sausage and gravy and coffee will also be available that morning.

Seniors are invited to stay for games at 10 a.m. provided by Ohioans Home Health Care and then a lunch following at 11:30 a.m. compliments of the Paulding County Senior Center.

Also in the pavilion at noon will be hypnotist, Mike Bishop.

On the junior fair side, the horse showmanship contest will take place in the show arena at 9 a.m.

FFA project judging will also be happening that morning at 9 a.m. The FFA members in our county work very hard on their various projects and are huge contributors and helpers in our community every year.

The poultry show will start at 1 p.m. in the poultry building. Also at 1 p.m. will be the clothing project judging in the Youth Leadership Building.

At 4 p.m., the 4-H Style Review and modeling contest will take place in the Youth Leadership Building.

Harness racing will again be held in the grandstand starting at 5 p.m.

The swine show will start at 6 p.m. in the show arena.

If hogs aren’t your thing, you can check out hypnotist Mike Bishop in the senior pavilion from 7-9 p.m.

The day ends with a barn dance in the show arena at 8 p.m.

Wednesday starts with small animal and horseless horse judging at 9 a.m.

The rabbit show also kicks off at 9 a.m. in the show arena.

Paulding SWCD will hold their second day of activities from noon-3 p.m.

Adding to the animal fun that day is the sheep show at 1 p.m. in the show arena.

Following the sheep show, will be the beef and dairy show starting at 4 p.m. also in the show arena.

Harness racing will be held in the grandstand as well that night at 5 p.m. Entries for the open class swine show also close at 5 p.m. that evening.

Ventriloquist David Crone will be performing in the senior pavilion at 6 p.m.

Ending the day will be the feeder calf auction in the show arena at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday will be Veterans Day at the fair. The day starts off with the pleasure and performance horse show in the horse show arena at 9 a.m. Also at 9 a.m. will be Cloverbud judging.

The always hilarious, goat obstacle course will take place at 1 p.m. in the show arena.

A bean supper honoring the veterans will take place at 4 p.m. in the senior pavilion.

The open swine show will start at 6 p.m. and the twin duo of Spittin’ Image will also start performing then in the senior pavilion.

Paulding Idol singing competition will start at 7 p.m. in the senior pavilion.

Ending the night will be a new event, barnyard olympics, in the grandstand. Kids will get to participate in games to win awards.

Friday starts bright and early with conservation and science project judging at 9 a.m.

Also at that time will be the open class goat/sheep show in the show arena.

Children Choosing Christ will hold an event from noon-2 p.m. in the senior pavilion. The theme will be Ultimate Mystery.

Paulding SWCD will hold their final event for the week from noon-3 p.m. also.

Family consumer science project judging will take place at 1 p.m. and entries will close at 3 p.m. for the open beef show.

The showman of showmen contest will start at 3 p.m. in the show arena. Head out to watch the best showman from the various livestock shows compete against each other for the best all around showman.

At 5:30 p.m. the open beef show will start in the show arena.

In the grandstand that night will be the Tug A Truck event. Head on out there to see big trucks compete against each other to see who is the strongest. This event starts at 7 p.m.

Also in the senior pavilion at 7 p.m. will be Magic with Eli.

As Saturday rolls around, the kids will be rolling out of bed to sell their livestock at the auction which starts at 9 a.m.

Before you head to the auction, be sure to stop by the Farmers’ share breakfast which runs from 7-11 a.m. It’s held in the fairgrounds pavilion and is open to the public.

New this year at the auction will be the option to pay with credit cards. This will allow buyers to process payment right away, thus getting the money to the kids sooner.

From 3-6 p.m., kids can head out to the grandstand track for kids dream day. Kids will have the opportunity to check out farm equipment and even drive a tractor!

The fair week closes out with the rodeo in the grandstand starting at 7 p.m. All proceeds raised from the rodeo will go to the End Childhood Cancer Now organization.

New this year will be fireworks following the rodeo.

Rides will still be free this year from noon-5 p.m. There will be a short break between 5 and 5:30 p.m. where the rides will be down. From 5:30 and later, the rides will cost money.

For more information about events happening at the fair, be sure to check out their website at pauldingcountyfair.com You can find information on all the events and a schedule of events for the week.