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Wednesday, August 14, 2013 12:20 AM

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The long-standing tradition of local stores and businesses assisting with the sale of season tickets for the annual Van Wert County Fair continues this year. Many individuals and families have purchased their season fair tickets from a favorite store, restaurant or business for many years. For the convenience of local and area residents, there is an expanded listing of locations to obtain tickets this year. Twenty-four locations are now available in Van Wert County, Rockford, Delphos and Spencerville. The Van Wert County Fairgrounds office also sells season tickets as well as membership tickets and all Grandstand event tickets.

The Van Wert County Fair begins on Aug. 28 and continues through Sept. 2. The season ticket for all six days of the fair remain at $18 or $3 per day entry. Only season tickets (non-voting) are sold by local businesses. Membership tickets (voting privileges) must be purchased at the fairgrounds office. Sale of membership tickets ends at 5 p.m. Aug. 27. The sale of season tickets will close at 5 p.m. on Aug. 28, the first day of the fair. Season tickets are for all fair-goers age 9 years and older. Children age 8 and younger are always free to enter the fair. The season ticket saves $10 over six-days. Daily admittance to the 2013 fair has been reduced to $5 daily. Kids Day, Aug. 29, has gate entry of only $3 for everyone with age 8 and younger admitted free. Veterans and seniors age 60-years plus are admitted free on Veterans and Senior Day, Aug. 30.

The following Wan Wert businesses have fair season tickets available:

Van Wert Century Trading, Chamber of Commerce, Collins Fine Foods, Derry’s Health Mart, Flat Lands Supply, Kennedy-Kuhn, Partee Shop, The Sportsman, Tyler’s Short Stop, Van Wert Party Mart and the Van Wert Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.

County locations: Hall Lumber in Convoy; Delphos Discount Drugs; United Equity in Delphos and Spencerville; Mercer Landmark in Glenmore; Hemker Grain, Inc. in Jonestown; Huggy Bear Campground in Middle Point; Ramblers Roost in Middle Point; Ohio City Express in Ohio City; TJ’s Grocerette in Rockford; Scott Variety Store in Scott; Becky’s Village Restaurant in Willshire; and Wrenco Trophy in Wren.

The fair office is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Contact the office at 419-238-9270, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at


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