ATTICA - The 2011 Attica Independent Fair is to run Aug. 9-13, featuring all the fun of first-night donkey basketball in front of the grandstand.
The fair is to kick off Tuesday morning and heads right into the junior fair goat show at the show arena.
Afternoon activities for the first day are to include kids pedal pull contests at 5 p.m., a daily attraction with 4 p.m. Saturday finals.
Also, Tuesday is to have the Attica Fair royalty contest set for 6 p.m. in the air-conditioned entertainment building, with $1 admission at the door.
A baked goods auction is to take place at 7:30 p.m. in the outdoor pavilion, while the rabbit show is an evening attraction at the show arena.
Wednesday is Senior Citizens Day with open classes for senior citizens starting at 9 a.m. amid the cool comfort of the entertainment building.
If you go:
Daily admission is $7 at the main gate, or $18 for a season ticket. Junior Fair passes are $7, and all tickets include mechanical rides and grandstand events.
To reach the fairgrounds, watch for the Attica Fair sign on SR 4 (North Main Street) at Lemmon Street, two streets north of the square in Attica.
Phone (419) 426-FAIR for information, or log onto www.atticafair.com for a complete schedule of events.
Ruffing Family Care Center is to conduct free health checks 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and bingo games are to run 9-11 a.m.
Senior citizens with a Golden Buckeye Card are to get in free Wednesday.
Tiffin Washboard Band is to perform at 11 a.m., then Heartland Cloggers are to take the stage for a noontime ice cream social, with The Music Man and the Lady on tap for 1 p.m. entertainment.
Meanwhile, the junior fair is to show beef breeding animals, then feeder calves and steers for evening. Earlier in the afternoon is a rabbit show at the pavilion. Harness racing is to get under way at 6 p.m. at the grandstand, while evening activities around the grounds are to include Fostoria Lake Plains Barbershop Chorus at 7 p.m. in the pavilion and a cooking show in the entertainment building.
Thursday is Veteran's Day at the fair, and a D214 discharge is good for free admission.
Junior fair judging is to resume with poultry, then sheep later in the day. Harness racing is to wrap up with a 1 p.m. grandstand show.
Ralph Kieffer is to entertain 3 p.m. Thursday in the entertainment building, while evening grandstand attractions are to start with a 7 p.m. antique tractor parade, followed by the Irene Martin Service Award presentation, pie eating contest and pig scramble.
Friday evening has a cheerleading contest at the grandstand, while Josh Knotts and Lea Extreme Illusions is to have three shows, first at the beer garden plus two more at the pavilion through 9 p.m.
The Attica Fair Idol contest is to be 8 p.m. Friday at the entertainment building.
Livestock sales are to hit the auction arena Saturday morning, then tractor and garden tractor pulls are to round out the night's activities.
COSI on Wheels; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the entertainment building, is a new attraction this year.
Beer garden entertainment is a nightly feature throughout the fair, while games, contests, rides, concessions and art hall displays round out the festivities.