COSHOCTON --The 2012 Coshocton County Fair is scheduled for Sept. 28 through Oct. 4, with a full agenda of activities for both junior and senior fair patrons.
Since its beginning in 1851, the fair has brought competition and enjoyment to the residents of this central Ohio community. Both junior fair and open class exhibitors round out the seven-day agricultural fair.
Gates open Friday, with baking, candy and floral division and gourd show judging, closing with the baked goods auction and the OSTPA truck and tractor pull.
Saturday's opening ceremonies include the fair king and queen coronation ceremony,the poultry, horse and goat shows and 4-H modeling show, and Bull Mania at the grandstand at 7:30 p.m.
The junior fair Sunday program includes a llama show at 9 a.m., followed by market hog judging, and a dog show and cat show and small animal show. Open class beef and llamas and a horse pull at the grandstand complete the day's schedule.
Junior fair lambs and open class sheep are judged Monday and other highlights include a rabbit show, dairy and beef breeding and feeder calf shows, climaxing with a pie and cake auction and an open class horse show.
Tuesday's highlights are the junior fair sheep breeding and market lamb shows and lamb lead class, and open class horse and pony shows, open class dairy show, kiddie tractor pull and open truck and tractor pull.
Wednesday's features include a draft horse and miniature horse show, open tractor pull and antique tractor parade
The junior fair auction of champions will be Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Hunter Arena. Thursday's features also include a skidsteer rodeo and Motocross racing.
Since the Coshocton County Fair is one of the last in the state, the agricultural products on display are among the best in Ohio. The fair is sponsored by the Coshocton Agricultural Society, directed by a board of 18 members elected each year for a three-year term.