WELLINGTON, Ohio - The 167th Lorain County Fair is well under way. The first fair was held in 1846. It was located in other cities but Wellington has been the home since 1941.
Parents push strollers of their wide-eyed kids taking in the sights and sounds as they gaze in amazement of all the animals. Not only can you see a camel but the kids can take a ride on one.
Tractor pulls and demolition derbies are the popular attractions but the fair food is what gives it the flavor of the event. Elephant ears are definitely in demand.
You can't go to the fair without taking in the competition amongst all the 4H members. They work all year to show off their prized animals coveting that blue ribbon.
Kim Meyers who is the vice president of the fair said, "We are very happy that families are coming out and meeting new people and spending time with their families "
Helen Sooy has been coming to the fair for 71 years and said, "I never get tired of coming to the fair and meeting people and seeing the animals."
The Lorain County Fair will be open until Aug. 26.
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