The Senior Fair Board, American Legion members and others assembled for a photo after the annual flag-raising ceremony to officially open the Clinton County Fair near the front gate on Main Street.
One of the first events of the 2018 Clinton County Fair was the Garden Tractor Pull in front of the grandstand.
Waiting to participate Saturday morning in the Antique Tractor Pull is Mike Wiederhold of Blanchester in the driver’s seat of a 1954 DC Case. Keeping him company are Carson Curless of Blanchester sitting on the tractor and Troy Hager of Wilmington standing next to it.
The main fair entrance and exit, located on South Nelson Avenue, has been named Curry Drive in honor of former Clinton County commissioner and former township trustee Mike Curry. A farmer himself, Curry has been a big supporter of the annual agricultural fair, said Clinton County Commissioner Kerry R. Steed. In the photo, Curry, left, is presented a duplicate of the sign, with Clinton County Agricultural Society (Fair Board) President Scot Gerber, center, and Steed making the special presentation.
Owen Via, 4, of Jamestown in neighboring Greene County, is a participant in the Garden Tractor Pull. His grandfather Tim Kerns walks alongside for safety and encouragement.
During the Cooking Challenge for the beginners class, Mallory Thomason squeezes out the amount of honey called for in the directions.
When this garden tractor performed a pull, it caused a cloud of dust Saturday.
Glenn Parks of Springfield, Ohio brought his banjo talents to the Clinton County Fair midway Saturday.
Audrey Wilson, right foregrond, took a cooking challenge in the Junior Fair.
Firefighters and fire extinguishers were on standby — as always at the Demolition Derby — when one of the last two vehicles in the lawn mowers modified category started smoking extensively. The contest was declared over soon after.
At the Cooking Challenge, Jozie Jones, right foreground, completes her French toast dish with berry toppings.
Pictured is one of the participants in the Acoustic Night Talent Search event at the county fair Saturday evening.
Jerome Agean of WALH interviewed many members of Junior Fair royalty during the fair.
Waiting her turn in the garden tractor pull at the Clinton County Fair is Lexi Kerns, 6.