PHOTOS: People flock to fairgrounds on opening day


Photos by Laurie Hamame | AIM Media Midwest

Even a chance to see a total solar eclipse didn’t stop animal lovers from crowding the Lorain County Fair on Monday. The sweltering August sun blazed through the pig pens, horse stables, and bunny cages, but fairgoers smiled through the heat.

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This is the second year Sam Hoy of New London has entered his chickens in the fowl competition.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/08/web1_11.jpgThis is the second year Sam Hoy of New London has entered his chickens in the fowl competition.

Phillip Lilly of Elyria says his duck Priscilla is a champion.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/08/web1_12.jpgPhillip Lilly of Elyria says his duck Priscilla is a champion.

Lukas Sumskis of Spencer stands above his turkey, Jeff.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/08/web1_1.jpgLukas Sumskis of Spencer stands above his turkey, Jeff.

Two-year-old Tallulah Clark of Westlake grins as she pets a fuzzy friend.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/08/web1_2.jpgTwo-year-old Tallulah Clark of Westlake grins as she pets a fuzzy friend.

Bunnies of all shapes and sizes hop in their cages and snuggled together.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/08/web1_3.jpgBunnies of all shapes and sizes hop in their cages and snuggled together.

That’s not a hat! It’s Midnight the bunny. Kyra Garnek of Vermilion said she “has the magic touch.”
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/08/web1_4.jpgThat’s not a hat! It’s Midnight the bunny. Kyra Garnek of Vermilion said she “has the magic touch.”

Brantley Kendeigh of North Ridgeville pets a cow before running off to enjoy fair rides.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/08/web1_5.jpgBrantley Kendeigh of North Ridgeville pets a cow before running off to enjoy fair rides.

Emma Lewis of Penfield Township makes sure her calf Amber’s tail is squeaky clean.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/08/web1_6.jpgEmma Lewis of Penfield Township makes sure her calf Amber’s tail is squeaky clean.

Hannah Abfall, Madison Bias, and Shelby Reaser clean their muddy horse Quincy during a grooming contest.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/08/web1_7.jpgHannah Abfall, Madison Bias, and Shelby Reaser clean their muddy horse Quincy during a grooming contest.

A goat stands on his legs to get a better view of the fairgrounds.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/08/web1_9.jpgA goat stands on his legs to get a better view of the fairgrounds.