Absolute Journey performs, kids show their animals and more


Aven Zimpfer, 10, of Anna, son of Tim and Raci Zimpfer, competes in the Jr. market show at the fair Wednesday, July 27.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Competitors take part in harness racing at the Shelby County Fair Wednesday, July 27.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Anna Henry, left, 11, daughter of Jill and Shawn Henry, and Malina Chappie, 11, both of Houston, daughter of Deanna and Dan Chappie throw ball at the Little Log Cabin while playing an old children’s game called 7 up at the fair Thursday, July 28. The cabin is open only on kids day at the fair.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Alex Kellersmith, left, 11, of Lockington, son of Chad and Cara Kellersmith, and Jenna Allen, 14, of Sidney, daughter of Robert and Tina Allen, wait to show their alpaca males at the fair Wednesday, July 27.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Brant Metz, 11, of Botkins, son of Andrea and Jeff Metz, rides a mechanical bull at the fair Thursday, July 28.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Braydon Cagle, 10, of Sidney, son of Luddie and Todd Cagle, carries out his meat pen of ducks after showing them at the fair Wednesday, July 27.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Lance Poeppelman, left, 11, of Fort Loramie, son of Jeff and Shiela Poeppelman, shows Graci McClenen, 11, of Russia, daughter of Jessica and Chad McClenen, how to milk a cow at the fair Wednesday, July 27.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Abby Burkett, left, 10, of Maplewood, daughter of Jeff and Cari Beth Noah, lets Milo Johnson, 2, of Sidney, son of Lynn and Randy Johnson, pet her lamb.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Kennedy Jackson, 14, of Jackson Center, daughter of Anthony and Stephanie Jackson, competes in the model contest at the fair Wednesday, July 27.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Caroline Frieders, 15, of Jackson Center, daughter of Jack and Kay Frieders, competes in English hunter hack over fences at the fair Thursday, July 28.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Bryson Robert, 11, of Jackson Center, son of Shannon and Dan Roberts brushes his market lamb at the fair Thursday, July 28.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. officer Brian Strunk, left to right, hands to awe struck brothers Jack Schweitzer, 6, and Garret Schweitzer, 4, both of Sidney, the children of Gary and Lesley Garrett, free t-shirts super hero water bottles and Gatorade at the Shelby County Fair sheriff’s booth Thursday, July 28.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Ben York, 9, of Russia, son of Ben and Lisa York, reaches for his single fryer after showing it at the fair Wednesday, July 27. It was the first year ben showed.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Tyler Robbins, left, 15, of Anna, daughter of Michelle and Rodney Robbins watches as Drew Bender, of Upper Sandusky, judges her single fryer at the fair Wednesday, July 27.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

John Smock, 12, of Jackson Center, son of Phil and Mary Lee Smock, competes in the Jr. gilt show at the fair Wednesday, July 27.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Trey Sparks, left, 10, of Quincy, son of Jaimi Sparks, performs at the Gazebo with the help of his instructor Tim Mussers as part of Tim Musser’s Guitar Kids performance Wednesday, July 27.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Absolute Journey tribute band performs in the free entertainment tent at the fair Thursday, July 28.


Eric Burgasser | Sidney Daily News

Aven Zimpfer, 10, of Anna, son of Tim and Raci Zimpfer, competes in the Jr. market show at the fair Wednesday, July 27.

Competitors take part in harness racing at the Shelby County Fair Wednesday, July 27.

Anna Henry, left, 11, daughter of Jill and Shawn Henry, and Malina Chappie, 11, both of Houston, daughter of Deanna and Dan Chappie throw ball at the Little Log Cabin while playing an old children’s game called 7 up at the fair Thursday, July 28. The cabin is open only on kids day at the fair.

Alex Kellersmith, left, 11, of Lockington, son of Chad and Cara Kellersmith, and Jenna Allen, 14, of Sidney, daughter of Robert and Tina Allen, wait to show their alpaca males at the fair Wednesday, July 27.

Brant Metz, 11, of Botkins, son of Andrea and Jeff Metz, rides a mechanical bull at the fair Thursday, July 28.

Braydon Cagle, 10, of Sidney, son of Luddie and Todd Cagle, carries out his meat pen of ducks after showing them at the fair Wednesday, July 27.

Lance Poeppelman, left, 11, of Fort Loramie, son of Jeff and Shiela Poeppelman, shows Graci McClenen, 11, of Russia, daughter of Jessica and Chad McClenen, how to milk a cow at the fair Wednesday, July 27.

Abby Burkett, left, 10, of Maplewood, daughter of Jeff and Cari Beth Noah, lets Milo Johnson, 2, of Sidney, son of Lynn and Randy Johnson, pet her lamb.

Kennedy Jackson, 14, of Jackson Center, daughter of Anthony and Stephanie Jackson, competes in the model contest at the fair Wednesday, July 27.

Caroline Frieders, 15, of Jackson Center, daughter of Jack and Kay Frieders, competes in English hunter hack over fences at the fair Thursday, July 28.

Bryson Robert, 11, of Jackson Center, son of Shannon and Dan Roberts brushes his market lamb at the fair Thursday, July 28.

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. officer Brian Strunk, left to right, hands to awe struck brothers Jack Schweitzer, 6, and Garret Schweitzer, 4, both of Sidney, the children of Gary and Lesley Garrett, free t-shirts super hero water bottles and Gatorade at the Shelby County Fair sheriff’s booth Thursday, July 28.

Ben York, 9, of Russia, son of Ben and Lisa York, reaches for his single fryer after showing it at the fair Wednesday, July 27. It was the first year ben showed.

Tyler Robbins, left, 15, of Anna, daughter of Michelle and Rodney Robbins watches as Drew Bender, of Upper Sandusky, judges her single fryer at the fair Wednesday, July 27.

John Smock, 12, of Jackson Center, son of Phil and Mary Lee Smock, competes in the Jr. gilt show at the fair Wednesday, July 27.

Trey Sparks, left, 10, of Quincy, son of Jaimi Sparks, performs at the Gazebo with the help of his instructor Tim Mussers as part of Tim Musser’s Guitar Kids performance Wednesday, July 27.

Absolute Journey tribute band performs in the free entertainment tent at the fair Thursday, July 28.

Aven Zimpfer, 10, of Anna, son of Tim and Raci Zimpfer, competes in the Jr. market show at the fair Wednesday, July 27.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_SDN073016FairStuff16.jpgAven Zimpfer, 10, of Anna, son of Tim and Raci Zimpfer, competes in the Jr. market show at the fair Wednesday, July 27. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Competitors take part in harness racing at the Shelby County Fair Wednesday, July 27.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_SDN073016FairStuff14.jpgCompetitors take part in harness racing at the Shelby County Fair Wednesday, July 27. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Anna Henry, left, 11, daughter of Jill and Shawn Henry, and Malina Chappie, 11, both of Houston, daughter of Deanna and Dan Chappie throw ball at the Little Log Cabin while playing an old children’s game called 7 up at the fair Thursday, July 28. The cabin is open only on kids day at the fair.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_SDN073016FairStuff11.jpgAnna Henry, left, 11, daughter of Jill and Shawn Henry, and Malina Chappie, 11, both of Houston, daughter of Deanna and Dan Chappie throw ball at the Little Log Cabin while playing an old children’s game called 7 up at the fair Thursday, July 28. The cabin is open only on kids day at the fair. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Alex Kellersmith, left, 11, of Lockington, son of Chad and Cara Kellersmith, and Jenna Allen, 14, of Sidney, daughter of Robert and Tina Allen, wait to show their alpaca males at the fair Wednesday, July 27.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_SDN073016FairStuff15.jpgAlex Kellersmith, left, 11, of Lockington, son of Chad and Cara Kellersmith, and Jenna Allen, 14, of Sidney, daughter of Robert and Tina Allen, wait to show their alpaca males at the fair Wednesday, July 27. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Brant Metz, 11, of Botkins, son of Andrea and Jeff Metz, rides a mechanical bull at the fair Thursday, July 28.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_SDN073016FairStuff9.jpgBrant Metz, 11, of Botkins, son of Andrea and Jeff Metz, rides a mechanical bull at the fair Thursday, July 28. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Braydon Cagle, 10, of Sidney, son of Luddie and Todd Cagle, carries out his meat pen of ducks after showing them at the fair Wednesday, July 27.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_SDN073016FairStuff5.jpgBraydon Cagle, 10, of Sidney, son of Luddie and Todd Cagle, carries out his meat pen of ducks after showing them at the fair Wednesday, July 27. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Lance Poeppelman, left, 11, of Fort Loramie, son of Jeff and Shiela Poeppelman, shows Graci McClenen, 11, of Russia, daughter of Jessica and Chad McClenen, how to milk a cow at the fair Wednesday, July 27.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_SDN073016FairStuff4.jpgLance Poeppelman, left, 11, of Fort Loramie, son of Jeff and Shiela Poeppelman, shows Graci McClenen, 11, of Russia, daughter of Jessica and Chad McClenen, how to milk a cow at the fair Wednesday, July 27. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Abby Burkett, left, 10, of Maplewood, daughter of Jeff and Cari Beth Noah, lets Milo Johnson, 2, of Sidney, son of Lynn and Randy Johnson, pet her lamb.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_SDN073016FairStuff13.jpgAbby Burkett, left, 10, of Maplewood, daughter of Jeff and Cari Beth Noah, lets Milo Johnson, 2, of Sidney, son of Lynn and Randy Johnson, pet her lamb. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Kennedy Jackson, 14, of Jackson Center, daughter of Anthony and Stephanie Jackson, competes in the model contest at the fair Wednesday, July 27.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_SDN073016FairStuff2.jpgKennedy Jackson, 14, of Jackson Center, daughter of Anthony and Stephanie Jackson, competes in the model contest at the fair Wednesday, July 27. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Caroline Frieders, 15, of Jackson Center, daughter of Jack and Kay Frieders, competes in English hunter hack over fences at the fair Thursday, July 28.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_SDN073016FairStuff12.jpgCaroline Frieders, 15, of Jackson Center, daughter of Jack and Kay Frieders, competes in English hunter hack over fences at the fair Thursday, July 28. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Bryson Robert, 11, of Jackson Center, son of Shannon and Dan Roberts brushes his market lamb at the fair Thursday, July 28.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_SDN073016FairStuff10.jpgBryson Robert, 11, of Jackson Center, son of Shannon and Dan Roberts brushes his market lamb at the fair Thursday, July 28. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. officer Brian Strunk, left to right, hands to awe struck brothers Jack Schweitzer, 6, and Garret Schweitzer, 4, both of Sidney, the children of Gary and Lesley Garrett, free t-shirts super hero water bottles and Gatorade at the Shelby County Fair sheriff’s booth Thursday, July 28.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_SDN073016FairStuff8.jpgShelby County Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. officer Brian Strunk, left to right, hands to awe struck brothers Jack Schweitzer, 6, and Garret Schweitzer, 4, both of Sidney, the children of Gary and Lesley Garrett, free t-shirts super hero water bottles and Gatorade at the Shelby County Fair sheriff’s booth Thursday, July 28. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Ben York, 9, of Russia, son of Ben and Lisa York, reaches for his single fryer after showing it at the fair Wednesday, July 27. It was the first year ben showed.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_SDN073016FairStuff7.jpgBen York, 9, of Russia, son of Ben and Lisa York, reaches for his single fryer after showing it at the fair Wednesday, July 27. It was the first year ben showed. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Tyler Robbins, left, 15, of Anna, daughter of Michelle and Rodney Robbins watches as Drew Bender, of Upper Sandusky, judges her single fryer at the fair Wednesday, July 27.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_SDN073016FairStuff6.jpgTyler Robbins, left, 15, of Anna, daughter of Michelle and Rodney Robbins watches as Drew Bender, of Upper Sandusky, judges her single fryer at the fair Wednesday, July 27. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

John Smock, 12, of Jackson Center, son of Phil and Mary Lee Smock, competes in the Jr. gilt show at the fair Wednesday, July 27.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_SDN073016FairStuff3.jpgJohn Smock, 12, of Jackson Center, son of Phil and Mary Lee Smock, competes in the Jr. gilt show at the fair Wednesday, July 27. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Trey Sparks, left, 10, of Quincy, son of Jaimi Sparks, performs at the Gazebo with the help of his instructor Tim Mussers as part of Tim Musser’s Guitar Kids performance Wednesday, July 27.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_SDN073016FairStuff1.jpgTrey Sparks, left, 10, of Quincy, son of Jaimi Sparks, performs at the Gazebo with the help of his instructor Tim Mussers as part of Tim Musser’s Guitar Kids performance Wednesday, July 27. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Absolute Journey tribute band performs in the free entertainment tent at the fair Thursday, July 28.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Journey-2.jpgAbsolute Journey tribute band performs in the free entertainment tent at the fair Thursday, July 28. Eric Burgasser | Sidney Daily News
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