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The Buckeye Travelers play for the contestants at the Waterford Community Fair Hog Barn on Wednesday night. (Photo by James Dobbs)

WATERFORD – The Waterford Community Fair began on Wednesday with weigh-ins and exhibitions, with the full fair starting today and running through Sunday with entertainment, rides, cattle shows and other activities.

The hog weigh-in took place on Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm at the Community Fair Hog Barn.

“For as long as I can remember, I’ve been coming to the trade fair” said Carly Kesterson, a student at Warren Local School District, adding that she’s raised animals her entire life and has brought pigs to community fair for the past five years.

“I love making pigs” She said. “I’ve always cared for animals, it’s just something I’ve always loved.”

Kesterson said weigh-ins are important because they tell you how much your pig weighs and what grade your pig is in. She said the weight limit for pigs is 280 pounds and a good average weight is around 250.

Fairgoers dance to the tunes of Buckeye Travelers at the Waterford Community Fair on Wednesday. (Photo by James Dobbs)

“The bigger the pig, the more people usually buy it because that means more meat.” She said.

The pig market show takes place on Friday at 8 a.m. and the pig sale on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

The community fair started Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in the Adams-Stapf building with the reception of all exhibitions of fine arts, visual arts, culinary, home decor, fruit and vegetables. Some of the exhibits they received were fairy gardens, houseplants, jalapenos in a jar, pickles in a jar, and 4-H projects.

Sharon Harper, Volunteer, said the exhibits are a great way for people to get involved in the community. She said it makes people proud to see their crafts on display, and anyone who buys a membership card can have an exhibition.

“I just feel like they are active in their community and contributing in that way. We’re trying to get more people to contribute by bringing in their craft.” She said.

The exhibition judging will take place on Friday at 1:00 p.m

The Jackpot Show weigh-in began Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. to weigh in the cattle and dairy feeders. The Livestock and Jackpot Show starts at 8am on Saturday.

Wednesday’s activities concluded with a welcome party for those who had completed their weigh-in.

Missy Antill, Board Member, said the Fair Board is throwing a welcome party on the first day of the fair to let everyone know they made it. Pizza and refreshments were available. The Buckeye Travelers Band played music and attendees danced the night away.

The event calendar of the fair:


¯ 9.00 a.m. – Pig pictures at the fair stable.

¯ 10:00 a.m. – Acceptance of all fine arts, fine arts, culinary, home decor and fruits and vegetables (except cut flowers) in the exhibition buildings.

¯ 4.00 p.m. – gate opening with color handover of the scout troop 222.

¯ 5pm – Crowning of the Washington County Kings for all three fairs on stage.

¯ 6.00 p.m. – tractor tractor in Messestuhlgasse; Baby competition on stage. Beautiful Baby, Prince & Princess and King & Queen Contests; rides open. Free for all ages.

¯ 7.00 p.m. – livestock at the fair stables.


¯ 8.00 am – Presentation of the colors by the Scout Troop 222; Market pig show in the fair barn.

¯ 9.00 am – Cut flowers on site in the exhibition buildings.

¯ 1.00 pm – Evaluation of jewellery, fruit, vegetables and flowers.

¯ 5-10 p.m. – rides open. Bracelets cost $15.

¯ 5:30 pm – Parade forms at Fort Frye High School.

¯ 6pm – The parade begins and heads south on Ohio 339 through the village of Waterford to the Community Fairgrounds from Fort Frye High School.

¯ 7:30pm – Registrations for motorcycle and ATV rodeos in Fair Chair Alley.

¯ 8pm – Tent Entertainment – Heartbreak Ridge.

¯ 8:30pm – Children’s Motorcycle and ATV Rodeo at Fair Chair Alley.


¯ 8:00 a.m. – Presentation of the colors by Scout Squad 222.

¯ 8-10 am – Cattle and jackpot show in the fairground stables. Community Fair Jackpot Cattle and Dairy Feed Show.

¯ 9.00 a.m. – Bicycle rodeo on the Kirmesstuhlgasse.

¯ 11:30 a.m. – Scales open on Messestuhlgasse.

¯ Midday – senior citizens’ day. Free entry for seniors; Matinee rides open. They are closed from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Tractor speed train at the fair Stuhlgasse.

¯ 12:30 p.m. – Community bingo in the senior pavilion.

¯ 3:30 p.m. – Buyers’ reception in the exhibition barn.

¯ 4.30 p.m. – Pig sale at the fair stable.

¯ 5:30 p.m. – Pickin on Country at the tent; Rides open again.

¯ 6:30pm – Tractor train registrations at Fair Chair Alley.

¯ 8.00 p.m. – high-speed tractor train at Messestuhlgasse; Red Sky Dawn in the tent.


¯ 8:00 a.m. – Presentation of the colors by Scout Squad 222.

¯ 9 a.m. – Worship services in the tent.

¯ 1pm – Pedal tractor pull through Waterford High School FFA Alumni.

¯ 3:00 pm – Trucks and tractors move up Fair Chair Alley.

¯ 3:30 p.m. – Smith Family Singers in the tent.

¯ 5:30 p.m. – Rides open.

¯ 6:30 p.m. – Lost & Found in the tent.

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