The Fair starts on Tuesday, July 23rd with free admission to all until 3:00 pm. The first of two days of harness racing kicks off the fair at noon. You won’t want to miss the opening day parade starting at 6:00 pm featuring 200 units traveling from Painesville City west on Mentor Avenue to the fairgrounds. The grand marshal will be Ohio Fairs Queen Lora Current from Champaign County joined by new Lake County Fair Hall of Fame inductee Joe Slansky of Concord.
Wednesday is Veterans Day with Veterans admitted free all day. A second day of harness racing begins with a noon post time. Wednesday evening will feature a huge truck and tractor pull at the main grandstand. Thursday is Kids Day with free admission for ages 18 and under and with free activities, games and prizes for ages 12 and under at the main grandstand at noon. Ride wristbands are available for $6 on this day only. Moto-X Racing will be Free in the grandstand beginning at 7:00 pm. Friday is Seniors Day with age 60 and over free until 3:00 pm with a free boxed lunch while they last and other activities in the Lake County Farm Bureau Merhar Nationwide Entertainment Tent. A full line-up of side-by-side dirt track drag racing will take place Friday evening.
The weekend will feature a horse pull, the annual 4-H Livestock Auction, the rodeo, Faith, Family and Country Night, Latino Day and the Lake County Demo Derby…the granddaddy of all demo derbies. Free on-grounds acts this year will include the ever-popular Jungle Terry, Matt Hannah the Insane Chain Saw Carver, Dr. U. R. Awesome World Record Bubbleologist and an Aerial Artist and Juggler from the Cincinnati Circus Company.
For a complete schedule of events, ticket prices and more information, visit the Fair’s website at www.lakecountyfair.org. The Lake County Fair is presented by Pat O’Brien Chevrolet with support from Lake Health.