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Thousands take part in entertainment, competitions at fair

Fairgoers enjoyed the demolition derby, tractor pulls and other various entertainment and events at the 2013 Wyandot County Fair.

Lil' stars

Lil’ stars

Members of the Star Kids perform for a crowd Saturday afternoon in the Masters’ Building at the Wyandot County Fair.

6,500 pound champion

6,500 pound champion

Stephen Weigel won the 6,500 pound division of the truck tug Sunday at the Wyandot County Fair.

Tractor derby

Tractor derby

Lawn tractors also get into the action, crashing into one another before the cars took to the track at the grandstand.

Tractor pull

Tractor pull

Crowds packed the grandstand to watch the modified tractor pulls Saturday evening at the Wyandot County Fair.

Fire truck

Fire truck

Firefighters work to put out a fire during the truck tug Sunday. The truck was towed and competition continued at the grandstand of the Wyandot County Fairgrounds.

Pullin' hard

Pullin’ hard

Crowds packed the grandstand to watch the truck pulls Saturday evening at the Wyandot County Fair.

Horsepower vs horsepower

Horsepower vs horsepower

Brian Ansley (left) and Travis Schoenlein compete against each other at a truck tug Sunday at the Wyandot County Fair.

Mare winner

Mare winner

Janeen Heilman was this year’s grand champion in the Belgian mare halter class at the Wyandot County Fair.

Wreckin' crew

Wreckin’ crew

Cars crash into one another until only one is left running at the Wyandot County Fair demolition derby Sunday night.

1st-timer

1st-timer

Edna Bishop, 92, won best of display overall and best of show in embroidery with her peach blossom pattern. It was the Findlay resident’s first time entering a competition at the Wyandot County Fair.

Get back up

Get back up

Christian West rides his horse Sable after falling off during the pole bending contest for children ages 8-11 on Friday. After falling onto his back, West jumped up and ran after Sable. He asked the judges if he could finish the contest, got back onto Sable and tried again.

Round and round

Round and round

Nine-year-old Katy Meeker, of Upper Sandusky, takes a ride on the carousel at the Wyandot County Fair.

Cornhole tourney

Cornhole tourney

John Jones (left), of Marion, and Marvin Frey, of Kirby, compete in the second annual Wyandot County Fair cornhole tournament Saturday evening.

Sittin' in a tractor

Sittin’ in a tractor

Three-year-old Isabella Norris, of Nevada, takes a seat in a tractor Friday at the Wyandot County Fair.

2nd pole bending

2nd pole bending

Kylee Swartz and her horse Eddie took second place in the ages 8-11 pole bending contest Friday during the junior fair horse show at the Wyandot County Fair. Swartz and Eddie raced the track in 31.953 seconds.

First-place pole bending

First-place pole bending

Sarah Studer rides Toby to a first-place finish in pole bending for children ages 8-11 on Friday. Studer and Toby completed the course in 28.318 seconds.

Beef queen

Beef queen

Sarah Hoffman, of Wyandot, is the 2013 Wyandot County Fair beef queen. Hoffman’s steer won champion rate of gain and she won best of show honors in the junior photography competition.

Quartet

Quartet

Lithopolis’ Cornerstone performs at a gospel concert Sunday at the Wyandot County Fair. It was one of 13 performances at the nearly six-hour event.

Open champion

Open champion

William Amert was the overall champion in the open dairy show with the same cow that was champion of champions in the junior fair dairy show.

Gospel concert

Gospel concert

Jericho Road performs during a gospel concert Sunday in the Masters’ Building at the Wyandot County Fair. The group is from Findlay.

At the fair

At the fair

A family in matching Brodman Dairy Farm sweatshirts walks around the fairgrounds Friday during the Wyandot County Fair.

Preparing to show

Preparing to show

Pauleina May (front, right), 17, prepares her 492-pound cow Lucky for the junior fair medium weight contest Thursday at the Wyandot County Fair. Also pictured are (from left) Kurt M. Ziegler, his father, Kurt R. Ziegler, and Chuck May.

Lil' stars6,500 pound championTractor derbyTractor pullFire truckPullin' hardHorsepower vs horsepowerMare winnerWreckin' crew1st-timerGet back upRound and roundCornhole tourneySittin' in a tractor2nd pole bendingFirst-place pole bendingBeef queenQuartetOpen championGospel concertAt the fairPreparing to show

DC-U photos by Alissa Paolella, Chanda Neely and Nick Marlow

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