Labor Day Weekend Features Fairs, Festivals

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(Wauseon, OH) The Fulton County Fair kicks off today as part of a long-standing Labor Day tradition. 

The Fulton County Fair may be the state's largest on the county level, some even saying it rivals the annual Ohio State Fair. Well over a quarter-million people attended last year's event, which has its own exit on the Ohio Turnpike just outside Wauseon. There are nearly 100 food vendors and almost 35-thousand of the fair's popular milkshakes were sold in 2017. 

There's a flag-raising ceremony this evening, followed by tractor and truck pulls at the grandstand. 80's Australian rocker Rick Springfield performs Sunday night, while country music duo Big and Rich take the grandstand stage Labor Day evening. A complete schedule of events can be found at fulton-county-fair-dot-com.

Meantime, the Hancock County Fair continues this weekend at the fairgrounds in Findlay. Tonight's grandstand entertainment includes drag racing eliminiations and goat obstacle course. Saturday features a rodeo and circus, while Sunday's entertainment includes tractor pulls and there's a daytime demolition derby on Labor Day.

Tonight marks Worship Night as part of the Promenade Park summer concert series. Worship teams from across Northwest Ohio will take the stage in praise this evening to kick off the long Labor Day weekend, starting with a performance by the Westgate Chapel leadership at 5:30 p.m. 

That will be followed every hour by worship teams representing churches in Defiance, Adrian, and Fremont, and capped off by one of the region's largest congregations-- Cornerstone Church at 9:30 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. in downtown Toledo for the free evening of worship, which church leaders hope becomes an annual tradition.

The Adams Street corridor is throwing a block party Sunday. The fifth annual Adams Street block party is expected to draw hundreds of people who can take advantage of an outdoor refreshment area Sunday and carry their favorite brew from venue to venue. 

Food trucks, a dunk tank, water pong, and a water fight will mark what's expected to be a hot summer Sunday, with Adams Street closed between 11th and 20th. There will be live music inside four bars and taverns, along with a drag show at another venue. The block party starts at 4 p.m. and a five-dollar wristband will get you into all the participating bars ands restaurants with no cover charge.

September Saturdays are for Football and now Food Trucks. The Maumee Uptown Business Association kicks off their Uptown Saturdays this weekend from 5-8pm. The event will feature live music, family-friendly activities, and the revving up of food trucks from around the area. For more information visit Maumeeuptown.com.

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