In an unusual move Wednesday, six children all won first-place ribbons in the novice showmanship category with their horses at the Wyandot County Fair. Pictured are (from left) Cierra LaForest, Juliah Studer, Bailey Fox, Allison Derr and Grace Carper.
Diane Stuckey, of Upper Sandusky, displays a crane and souvenir plate in the arts building at the Wyandot County Fairgrounds. Stuckey won best of display for the woodworking and collectible categories, respectively.
Many area residents received awards in the open beef show in the arena at the Wyandot County Fair on Thursday. Pictured are (front row, from left) Levi Hartschuh, reserve champion, short horn; Dawson Smith, grand champion, crossbred bull calf; Curtis Smith, assisting Dawson; Molly Brodman, grand champion and reserve champion, angus; Collin Brodman, assisting Molly and grand champion, mixed breed; Madison Fredritz, grand champion, heifer; Gage Summit, fifth place, beef feeder; Olivia Coppler, reserve champion, heifer; Zoe Spurlock, grand champion, bull; Macy Brodman, fourth place, beef feeder; Taylor Dunlap, reserve champion, chiana; Joey Crawford, grand champion, chiana; (back row) Kohlten Shane, second place, short horns and crossbred; Morgan Shane, first place, short horns and crossbred pair of females; Theresa Sours, grand champion, Maine anjou; David Sours, grand champion, simmental; Devin Fredritz, grand champion, short horn bull; Vaughn Coppler, grand champion, simmental; Hannah Ziegler, grand and reserve champion, all other breeds; Katie Shane, reserve champion, simmental bull; Julie Vogel, grand and reserve champion, female and bull limousin; Lorraine Zaenger, of Bonny Ville Farms, reserve champion, female Maine anjou; Joel Zaenger, of J.L.Z. Farms, champion and reserve female hereford; and Susie Hamman, a 22-year show coordinator.
Mary Grundtisch, of Sycamore, poses by her best of show miniature roses, roses and gladiolas at the Wyandot County Fair on Wednesday. Grundtisch also won best of show in fruits with her Golden Delicious apples.
Best of class
Ten-year-old Levi Hartschuh received best of class for his seedum flower and mint candies at this year’s Wyandot County Fair.
Best overall cookie
Susie Hamman, of New Washington, holds the ribbon for best overall cookie at the Wyandot County Fair. Hamman said her prize-winning ginger cookie recipe belonged to her mother, Bertha Auck, who recently died after entering cookies at the fair for 20 years. Hamman also won second place for her sugar and lemon cookies and third place for her holiday and butterscotch cookies, peaches and cream pie and peanut butter fudge.
Julia Keller, of Upper Sandusky, stands behind a vase that won best of display and a judge’s choice award in the open arts category at the Wyandot County Fair. Keller said the vase was a gift to her grandmother from former employees of Tiffin Glass Company.
Bite to eat
A lamb stretches to get to some hay outside its pen at the Wyandot County Fair.
Brothers 1 and 2
Monte Boes had the reserve junior champion female in the junior fair dairy show, taking second to his brother, Mack.
Four-year-old Lia Wilkinson (left), of Upper Sandusky, plays a cane game with her grandma, Galion resident Charlene Wilkinson, on Thursday at the Wyandot County Fair.
Andy Kerns, of Horner, W.Va., completes a chainsaw carving demonstration Wednesday afternoon at the Wyandot County Fair, with some of his projects displayed around him. Kerns will be at the fair through Sunday.
Area residents enjoy rides Thursday as rain clouds begin to take over the skies at the Wyandot County Fair. Rain poured onto the fairgrounds for a short time until the sun returned to brighten the day.
Upper Sandusky residents Ellie LeBay (left) and Teresa Amert look through this year’s decorative vegetable entries in the culinary building at the Wyandot County Fairgrounds on Thursday.
Dog meet duck
Dillon Davidson, 17, of Upper Sandusky, prepares to bring his ducks into the Wyandot County Fairgrounds poultry barn Monday while a dog waits anxiously to meet them.
Fair staple food
Lisa Pahl (left) and 4-year-old Luke Schoenberger share an elephant ear Thursday at the Wyandot County Fair. Fairgoers are reminded to always wash their hands after being in any building at the fairgrounds and before eating.
Three-year-old Jasper LaForest, of Sycamore, prepares to compete in his first Wyandot County Fair on Wednesday. He is holding Diesel, a 20-year-old gelding.
Fudge a hit
Sycamore resident Sylvia Conner poses with her chocolate fudge that won best of class in the candy division.
Christian West, 12, of Sycamore, is this year’s Wyandot County Fair horse prince.
Sixteen-year-old Desi Dyer, of Sycamore, is the 2013 Wyandot County Fair Horse Queen.
Horse shows abound
Kalee Lohr presents a horse during a show Tuesday at the Wyandot County Fair. Another horse show began in the arena at 8 a.m. today, followed by the junior fair horse contest in the same area. A fun show also will be held in the arena at 11 a.m. Sunday.
Many people attended a horse show Wednesday at the Wyandot County Fair while cheering on friends and family members.
Llamas at the fair
Bradyn Wolf (left), 4, and Kailyn Wolf, 2, check out llamas in the goat barn Wednesday at the Wyandot County Fair.
Open horse show
Kendra Myers presents her horse to a judge during the open horse show Wednesday at the Wyandot County Fair.
Poultry princess, queen
Megan Ohl (left) and Bri Thiery are this year’s Wyandot County Fair poultry princess and queen, respectively.
Zoe Overmyer was the reserve champion of the lightweight division in the junior goat judging contest.
Lauren Ohl, 16, was the reserve champion in the halter gelding division of the horse show Wednesday at the Wyandot County Fair.
A group of area residents watch a sheep show Wednesday afternoon at the Wyandot County Fair.
Supreme champion ewe
Melissa Wolf (left) and Alex Wolf, of Wolf Brothers, stand with their supreme champion ewe Wednesday at the Wyandot County Fair. The ewe won the honor in the open division.
Supreme champion ram
Scott Kin, of Kin Brothers, displays his open division supreme champion ram Wednesday at the Wyandot County Fair.
Time to shine
Several sheep are taken into the show ring in the sheep barn Wednesday for a competition.
Wyandot County Wildlife Conservation Club members (from left) Dick Grasz and Bill Allison, both of Upper Sandusky, Jeff Daughterman, of Carey, and Jeff Bell, of Upper Sandusky, prepare venison chili Thursday at the Wyandot County Fair. The popular local fair food will be offered again as venison stew at 11:30 a.m. Saturday outside the conservation building.
Two-year-old Vincent Derr, of Wharton, also was a first-place winners in the category for children ages 9 and younger. Derr is pictured watching a horse show Wednesday at the fair.
William Amert won champion of champions at the junior fair dairy show. He also won the award for showmanship.