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The Buckeye Travelers play for attendees 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 displays, with the full fair starting today and continuing on Sunday with entertainment, rides, livestock shows and other activities.

Hog weigh-ins took place from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Community Fair pig barn.

“I’ve been coming to the fair since I can remember,” said Carly Kesterson, a student from the local school district of Warren, adding that she has raised animals all her life and has brought pigs to the community fair for the past five years.

“I love making pigs” she says. “I’ve always loved taking care of 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 class it will be in. She said the weight limit for pigs is 280 pounds and a good average weight is around 250.

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

“The bigger the pork, the more people tend to buy it, because it means more meat,” she says.

The market hog show will be at 8 a.m. Friday and the hog sale will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

The community fair began receiving all fine art, visual arts, cooking, home decor, fruit and vegetable exhibits at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Adams-Stapf Building. Some of the exhibits they received included fairy gardens, houseplants, potted jalapenos, potted pickles, and 4-H projects.

Volunteer Sharon Harper said the exhibits are a good way for people to stay involved in the community. She said it makes people proud to see their crafts on display and anyone who buys a pass can put on an exhibit.

“I just feel like they’re active in their community that way and contributing, we’re trying to get more contributions by contributing their craft,” she says.

The judging of the exhibitions will take place on Friday at 1 p.m.

The Jackpot Show weigh-in began at 8 p.m. Wednesday to weigh the beef and milk feeders. The Livestock and Jackpot show will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday.

Wednesday’s activities ended with a welcome party for those who finished their weigh-in.

Board member Missy Antill said the fair board is having a welcome party on the first day of the fair to let everyone know they have been successful. Pizzas and refreshments were available. The Buckeye Travelers band played music and the attendees danced the night away.

The show’s entertainment program:


¯ 9:00 a.m. – Photos of pigs in the fairground barn.

¯ 10 am – Reception of all fine arts, visual arts, culinary arts, decoration and fruits and vegetables (except cut flowers) in the exhibition buildings.

¯ 4:00 p.m. – Doors open with presentation of the colors by the troop 222 of scouts.

¯ 5:00 p.m. – Coronation of Washington County royalty for the three stage fairs.

¯ 6 p.m. – Pulling of a tractor tug in the alley of fair chairs; Baby contest on stage. Beautiful Baby, Prince & Princess, and King & Queen contests; Rides open. Free for all ages.

¯ 7 p.m. – Livestock in place at the fairground barn.


¯ 8 am – Presentation of the colors by scout troop 222; Market pig show in the barn of the fair.

¯ 9 am – Cut flowers in place in the exhibition buildings.

¯ 1:00 p.m. – Judgment of fantasies, fruits, vegetables and flowers.

¯ 5pm-10pm – Rides open. Armbands are $15.

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

¯ 6:00 p.m. – The parade begins and will travel from Fort Frye High School south on Ohio 339 through the village of Waterford to the Community Fairgrounds.

¯ 7:30 p.m. – Registration for the motorcycle and ATV rodeo at the alley of chairs.

¯ 8 p.m. – Tent entertainment – ​​Heartbreak Ridge.

¯ 8:30 p.m. – Motorbike and ATV rodeo for children in the alley of chairs.


¯ 8 am – Presentation of the colors by the troop 222 of scouts.

¯ 8h-10h – Breeding show and grand prize at the barn of the fair. Community Fair Jackpot Beef and Dairy Food Show.

¯ 9 am – Rodeo by bike at the alley of fairground chairs.

¯ 11:30 a.m. – Balance open at the aisle of chairs.

¯ Noon – Seniors’ day. Free admission for seniors; Morning rides open. They will be closed from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; The speed of the tractor pulls in the aisle of chairs.

¯ 12:30 p.m. – Community bingo at the seniors’ pavilion.

¯ 3:30 p.m. – Reception of buyers at the barn of the fair.

¯ 4:30 p.m. – Sale of pigs at the fairground barn.

¯ 5:30 p.m. – Pickin on Country at the tent; The rides are reopening.

¯ 6:30 p.m. – Registration to pull tractors at Chair Alley.

¯ 8 p.m. – Tractor traction speed in the aisle of fairground chairs; Red Sky Dawn at the tent.


¯ 8 am – Presentation of the colors by the troop 222 of scouts.

¯ 9 am – Religious services under the tent.

¯ 1pm – Pedal tractor pulled by former FFA students from Waterford High School.

¯ 3 p.m. – Pulling of trucks and tractors in the alley of chairs.

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

¯ 5.30 p.m. – Opening of the rides.

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

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