The following article highlights just a few of the wide variety of educational events for all ages and interests for this week (Oct. 6 through Oct.13). Once again, please feel free to comment below on these or other events you believe are of importance or interest.
First, running from October 6 through October 12, is the Fairfield County Fair. Organizers say the goal of the event is “family oriented fun,” and indeed, nearly anyone who has come under its spell will tell you that this fair, the last Ohio county fair of this season, is a quintessential one to attend.
When you come upon the fairgrounds in downtown Lancaster, Ohio, the beauty of the place strikes you. You first notice the many white, wood structures that have been immaculately maintained over the years. A focal point of the setting is the venerable, red-roofed grandstand, where on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 11 a.m. you can experience the Horse Pull, and at 5 p.m., mule races. But perhaps most exciting of the events to enjoy at the site is harness racing, a central Ohio tradition, scheduled here for Wed., Oct.9 and Fri, Oct 11, at 1:00p.m., and Thurs. Oct 10, at 1:30 p.m. Best of all, admission to these races is free.
1:00p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9, learn candy-making at the fair, at the Candy Cottage Location demo. This event takes place at the Art Hall Grange Wing. And on Thursday, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m., experience an interesting take on the standard demolition derby, the Combine "Farm Implement Derby," another free show scheduled for the grandstand.
For a complete list of events, see the fair site. For additional information on these and the many other great activities at the Fair, call the Fair Office, 740.653.3041. The fair is located at 157 E. Fair Avenue, just west of the intersection of Fair and St. Route. 37 in the city of Lancaster, Ohio.
From Fri., Oct. 11, through Sun. Oct. 13, enjoy the Italian Festival, where you can sample everything from upscale pastries, to great homemade Italian cuisine, and from rides for the kids, to an up-close and personal look at Lamborghinis, just in case you don’t have one cooling off in your garage at home. Please visit the festival site for times and additional information, or call 614.294.5319.
An art exhibit in Worthington is also of special interest. See how the members of the Creative Arts of Women answered the challenge to portray issues presently facing society, with paintings, photos, sculpture, textiles and more. The exhibit runs Wednesdays through Saturdays., Oct. 6 through Oct. 26, noon to 4 p.m. at High Road Gallery, 12 E. Stafford St., Worthington, Ohio. Resident artist Jim Glover will be at the show to explain his own work. To find out more, go to the gallery website.
Have a great week, and remember to respond with comments about your experiences with these and any other events. Thanks!