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Issue Date: August 2013

Fair Play

Edited by Steve Gleydura; Stories by James Bigley II, Caitlyn Callahan, Elaine T. Cicora, Chris Dobstaff, Barry Goodrich, John Hitch, Kelsey Husnick, Amber Matheson, Alyssa Morlacci, Drew Parker, Kelly Petryszyn and Kim Schneider

Our rural roots run deep. For more than 100 years, we've celebrated the harvest with food, family and fun at the county fair. So for the love of Ferris wheels and funnel cakes, here's how to get the most out of summer's last days.

Cattle Call

Clayton Boyert is raising six heifers and nine pigs with hopes of building a future in the cattle industry.

Do This

How to bake an award-winning pie, grow giant gourds and talk turkey.

Of Note

Barbara Ricca plays trumpet for the Geauga County Fair Band, the oldest and only group of its kind in the state.

Magic Carpet

Sibyl Osicka has been demonstrating her rug-making technique at the Cuyahoga Country Fair for more than 30 years.

Fun For All

Try a loaded porktato, take in country tunes from Brantley Gilbert and more ways to enjoy the fair.

Crash Course

Tom Powell claimed second place in his first demolition derby.

Hover over the flags for more information about each fair

MedinaCtyFair CuyahogaCtyFair LakeCtyFair LorainCtyFair PortageCtyFair GeaugaCtyFair

Click here to learn all about the fairs.

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