PHOTOS: Fun under the sun at annual downtown fair


Becky Remo holds Jillian Smith atop a pony for a quick ride around Tappan Square.


We have a winner! Lilly Barr rides through the Big Wheels race finish line in style.


Netta Ruderman wasn’t expecting the bouncy castle slide to be so fast.


Kids smashed into each other and flipped inside colorful globes during a round of bubble soccer.


Bulls-eye! Cooper Locklear was the first kid to dunk Oberlin City Schools superintendent David Hall three times in a row.


The boogie-down sounds of the Summer of 65 Band kept dancers on their toes.


Shevonne Bullocka rolls over inside a plastic bubble ball.


Old-school hot rods along West College Street drew in photographers and car enthusiasts who chatted about their passion.


Tod Blair shows Dale Malinowski the inner workings of a 1996 Dodge Viper engine.


A flashback to diner burgers and root beer floats decorates Noel Zurcher’s 1955 Ford Pickup.


Oberlin City Schools superintendent David Hall jokes that kids will get one free snow day for every successful dunk.


A magical unicorn graces Ella Feldman’s face.


Andi Racy pulls out her inner artist to decorate a cloth bag with Firelands Association for the Visual Arts.


A hula hoop twirls around Bristol Foster.


Lindsay Towne’s Mustang with only 7,900 original miles won Best in Show at last year’s event.


Aubrey Shanklin gets ready to race through a blow-up obstacle course.


Photos by Laurie Hamame | Oberlin News-Tribune

People of all ages clustered the sidewalks and filled the air with laughter Saturday for Oberlin’s 25th Annual Family Fun Fair on Tappan Square. The one-day event, sponsored by the Oberlin Business Partnership, featured music, a hula hoop contest, face painting, magic show, food, and more. Twenty-two vendors, seven food trucks, and nearly all of the downtown businesses participated in the fair by handing out information, setting up sidewalk sales, and holding giveaways. Car enthusiasts reminisced about the good old days, taking in the 115 brightly-colored classic cars that lined West College and South Professor streets, while owners sat nearby to answer questions and show off their prized possessions. Kids carrying complementary animal balloons and popsicles took turns plunging local “celebrities” into a dunk tank, and raced each other through a bouncy castle obstacle course.

Becky Remo holds Jillian Smith atop a pony for a quick ride around Tappan Square.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/08/web1_Pony.jpgBecky Remo holds Jillian Smith atop a pony for a quick ride around Tappan Square.

We have a winner! Lilly Barr rides through the Big Wheels race finish line in style.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/08/web1_Race.jpgWe have a winner! Lilly Barr rides through the Big Wheels race finish line in style.

Netta Ruderman wasn’t expecting the bouncy castle slide to be so fast.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/08/web1_Slide.jpgNetta Ruderman wasn’t expecting the bouncy castle slide to be so fast.

Kids smashed into each other and flipped inside colorful globes during a round of bubble soccer.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/08/web1_Soccer.jpgKids smashed into each other and flipped inside colorful globes during a round of bubble soccer.

Bulls-eye! Cooper Locklear was the first kid to dunk Oberlin City Schools superintendent David Hall three times in a row.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/08/web1_BallThrow.jpgBulls-eye! Cooper Locklear was the first kid to dunk Oberlin City Schools superintendent David Hall three times in a row.

The boogie-down sounds of the Summer of 65 Band kept dancers on their toes.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/08/web1_Band.jpgThe boogie-down sounds of the Summer of 65 Band kept dancers on their toes.

Shevonne Bullocka rolls over inside a plastic bubble ball.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/08/web1_Bubble.jpgShevonne Bullocka rolls over inside a plastic bubble ball.

Old-school hot rods along West College Street drew in photographers and car enthusiasts who chatted about their passion.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/08/web1_Cars.jpgOld-school hot rods along West College Street drew in photographers and car enthusiasts who chatted about their passion.

Tod Blair shows Dale Malinowski the inner workings of a 1996 Dodge Viper engine.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/08/web1_CarTeach.jpgTod Blair shows Dale Malinowski the inner workings of a 1996 Dodge Viper engine.

A flashback to diner burgers and root beer floats decorates Noel Zurcher’s 1955 Ford Pickup.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/08/web1_DinerCar.jpgA flashback to diner burgers and root beer floats decorates Noel Zurcher’s 1955 Ford Pickup.

Oberlin City Schools superintendent David Hall jokes that kids will get one free snow day for every successful dunk.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/08/web1_DunkTank.jpgOberlin City Schools superintendent David Hall jokes that kids will get one free snow day for every successful dunk.

A magical unicorn graces Ella Feldman’s face.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/08/web1_FacePainting.jpgA magical unicorn graces Ella Feldman’s face.

Andi Racy pulls out her inner artist to decorate a cloth bag with Firelands Association for the Visual Arts.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/08/web1_FavaBag.jpgAndi Racy pulls out her inner artist to decorate a cloth bag with Firelands Association for the Visual Arts.

A hula hoop twirls around Bristol Foster.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/08/web1_HulaHoop.jpgA hula hoop twirls around Bristol Foster.

Lindsay Towne’s Mustang with only 7,900 original miles won Best in Show at last year’s event.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/08/web1_Mustang.jpgLindsay Towne’s Mustang with only 7,900 original miles won Best in Show at last year’s event.

Aubrey Shanklin gets ready to race through a blow-up obstacle course.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/08/web1_Obstacle.jpgAubrey Shanklin gets ready to race through a blow-up obstacle course.
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