Delaware County Fair All Horse Parade (Slide Show 1)

Picture slide show #1 of the Delaware County Fair’s All Horse Parade.

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Photos include the Delaware Hayes Grand Pacer Marching Band, Buckeye Valley High School Marching Band, Delaware County 4-H clubs, Riding Clubs, and various other community organizations around the Delaware, Ohio area.

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Sue Lampher dives in to the history of the Delaware County Fair in her latest piece “The Delaware County Fair:  Ponder the Past and Prepare for a Blast.” CLICK HERE TO READ IT

The Delaware County Fair:  Ponder the Past and Prepare for a Blast

Hungry as horse at the fairgrounds
Hungry as horse at the fairgrounds

Delaware County Fair’s history and tradition leads makes the fair what it is today.

So it’s almost time for the Delaware County Fair.  While dinner options might include fried candy bars and pepperoni sticks, or perhaps a trip to the Buckeye Valley booth for healthier fare, there was a time when the county fair meant [Read more…]

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A First Time Experience at the “Little Brown Jug.”

Jug Day! New, out-of-town patrons in the local coffee shop, cars lined up at the Delaware County Fair gate and not a car to be found in the local governments’ parking lots!

The scene for my first Little Brown Jug, like my life often resembles, had a sit-com feel to it. I woke up with a cold, had my parents decide they were coming for a last minute visit and came quite the opposite of prepared for what was in store. Having Fred and Judy Sommers make their way down from Fowler, OH was a treat. Old farm kids and 4-H alumni themselves, we had a great time visiting projects from all of the great clubs, all the while hearing the trumpets blare every time a race began. Now here is where my lack of Jug Day understanding comes in. $30 dollars to get inside the stadium? It was a unanimous “no”. I then noticed where the crowd (my favorite place to be!) was located. Locals and visitors alike joined around the edge of the fence to watch the races and place their bets.


Bets. Another item I had forgotten. A large part of the fun of the Jug is the gambling that takes place. One of the few (very) activities I don’t partake in, my father and I came up with our own gambling system, an imaginary one! We even started to pull in some new friends to participate with us!

It was so wonderful to be a part of one of Delaware’s oldest traditions and soak some of that up. Did anything exciting happen for you at your first Little Brown Jug? Share your stories in the comments below!