New games give Fun Fair a fresh feel


Peppy the Clown hands out balloons.


The Summer of ‘65 Band plays music on West College Street.


Guests take a closer look at classic cars on West College Street.


Matthew Gordon takes a closer look inside an Oberlin fire truck.


Jovanni Neal and Danilo Vujacic prepare to race their cars on the slot car track.


Orrin Catron gets his entire face painted at the Oberlin Family Fun Fair.


Nickholas Ignagni plays the mandolin on the post office steps.


Ti Reynolds prepares to throw a softball at a target for the dunk tank.


Oberlin boys soccer head coach Mike Schmid patiently waits to be dunked.


Ella Adelman lines up to kick a soccer ball and knock the bucket off.


Photos by Valerie Urbanik | Oberlin News-Tribune

Ryley Steggall walks on wooden stilts around the Little Red Scholhouse yard.


Katherine Loftis attempts to blow a few bubbles.


Emily Musgrave runs up and pushes the button on the dunk tank, dropping fire chief Bob Hanmer into the water.


Rebecca Vaughn practices hula-hooping before the contest begins.


Liam Woodin gets a tattoo.


Kevin Marcero blows past the competition around the turn to win the slot car track race.


An Oberlin firefighter shows two children around a fire truck and explains what each tool, button, and device does to help save people in danger.


Sparky greets people walking around the Oberlin fire truck.


Peppy the Clown hands out balloons.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/08/web1_IMG_5312.jpgPeppy the Clown hands out balloons.

The Summer of ‘65 Band plays music on West College Street.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/08/web1_IMG_5313.jpgThe Summer of ‘65 Band plays music on West College Street.

Guests take a closer look at classic cars on West College Street.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/08/web1_IMG_5314.jpgGuests take a closer look at classic cars on West College Street.

Matthew Gordon takes a closer look inside an Oberlin fire truck.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/08/web1_IMG_5320.jpgMatthew Gordon takes a closer look inside an Oberlin fire truck.

Jovanni Neal and Danilo Vujacic prepare to race their cars on the slot car track.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/08/web1_IMG_5322.jpgJovanni Neal and Danilo Vujacic prepare to race their cars on the slot car track.

Orrin Catron gets his entire face painted at the Oberlin Family Fun Fair.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/08/web1_IMG_5328.jpgOrrin Catron gets his entire face painted at the Oberlin Family Fun Fair.

Nickholas Ignagni plays the mandolin on the post office steps.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/08/web1_IMG_5329.jpgNickholas Ignagni plays the mandolin on the post office steps.

Ti Reynolds prepares to throw a softball at a target for the dunk tank.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/08/web1_IMG_5332.jpgTi Reynolds prepares to throw a softball at a target for the dunk tank.

Oberlin boys soccer head coach Mike Schmid patiently waits to be dunked.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/08/web1_IMG_5335.jpgOberlin boys soccer head coach Mike Schmid patiently waits to be dunked.

Ella Adelman lines up to kick a soccer ball and knock the bucket off.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/08/web1_IMG_5339.jpgElla Adelman lines up to kick a soccer ball and knock the bucket off.

Photos by Valerie Urbanik | Oberlin News-Tribune

Ryley Steggall walks on wooden stilts around the Little Red Scholhouse yard.

http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/08/web1_IMG_5349.jpg

Photos by Valerie Urbanik | Oberlin News-Tribune

Ryley Steggall walks on wooden stilts around the Little Red Scholhouse yard.

Katherine Loftis attempts to blow a few bubbles.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/08/web1_IMG_5351.jpgKatherine Loftis attempts to blow a few bubbles.

Emily Musgrave runs up and pushes the button on the dunk tank, dropping fire chief Bob Hanmer into the water.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/08/web1_IMG_5355.jpgEmily Musgrave runs up and pushes the button on the dunk tank, dropping fire chief Bob Hanmer into the water.

Rebecca Vaughn practices hula-hooping before the contest begins.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/08/web1_IMG_5361.jpgRebecca Vaughn practices hula-hooping before the contest begins.

Liam Woodin gets a tattoo.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/08/web1_IMG_5366.jpgLiam Woodin gets a tattoo.

Kevin Marcero blows past the competition around the turn to win the slot car track race.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/08/web1_IMG_5374.jpgKevin Marcero blows past the competition around the turn to win the slot car track race.

An Oberlin firefighter shows two children around a fire truck and explains what each tool, button, and device does to help save people in danger.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/08/web1_IMG_5380.jpgAn Oberlin firefighter shows two children around a fire truck and explains what each tool, button, and device does to help save people in danger.

Sparky greets people walking around the Oberlin fire truck.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/08/web1_IMG_5382.jpgSparky greets people walking around the Oberlin fire truck.

People filled the sidewalks of South Main and College streets Saturday for Oberlin’s annual Family Fun Fair.

The one-day festival included a car show, hay rides, slot car track, hula hoop contest, dunk dank, face painting, and food.

Oberlin Business Partnership director Janet Haar said the streets were full of people from start to end. “I think the day was a great success,” she said.

Twenty-three nonprofits and nearly all of the downtown businesses participated in the fair by handing out information, selling products, and giving away items.

Nearly 120 classic cars filled East and West College streets and competed in eight categories and Best of Show.

Oberlin City School staff competed against Oberlin fire firefighters in the dunk tank to see who could raise the most money. The winner received a trophy and all the cash they raised to be donated to a charity of their choice.

This year’s winner was the fire department, which collected $118 and plans to donate the cash to Oberlin Community Services.

Haar said the Oberlin City Schools gave the firefighters a run for their money and fell $15 short of winning the contest.

Haar said people loved the new games like the bubblegum-blowing contest.

She thanked all of the sponsors for their help, saying they make the fair possible each year.

Valerie Urbanik can be reached at 440-775-1611 or on Twitter @ValUrbanik.

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