FAIR: Monday morning in photos!


Ken Turner of Brighton shows Boo, a three-year-old halflinger.

Ken Turner of Brighton shows Boo, a three-year-old halflinger.


Get up close and personal with camels and alpacas this year on the west side of the fairgrounds.


The horse ring is always a busy spot.


The horse ring is always a busy spot.


Jacob Hilton, nine, of Sheffield Lake, climbs aboard a New Holland tractor.


Jockeys make quick time around the racetrack.


When it comes to vendors, there are plenty of old favorites and new offerings this year.


The horse ring is always a busy spot.


Jockeys make quick time around the racetrack.


Jockeys make quick time around the racetrack.


The 4-H band plays to open the fair at a noon ceremony.


Kelsie Davis, seven, of Oberlin cleans Amber the pony’s hooves.


Abigail Schaefer, 15, of Lorain sits in the stall with her goat Theodore.


Olivia Galloway, 12, of Berlin Heights sprays down her brother’s cow Squiggy.


Kimberly Pause of Grafton gives Shelby Reaser, 15, of Elyria a two strand braid just like the horses wear.


Junior Schramm, 12, and Wyatt Collins, 13, of Wellington lay on a couple of cows.


Chad Hoffman rocked the stage at pavilion one.


Josh Higgins, 10, of Huntington sits with his goats Connie and Claire.


Photos by Valerie Urbanik, Jason Hawk, and Kelsey Leyva | Civitas Media

It was blazing hot already Monday under the sun — but it wouldn’t be the Lorain County Fair without high heat and a farmer’s tan. We found a lot of fun already underway as we walked the fairgrounds.

Ken Turner of Brighton shows Boo, a three-year-old halflinger.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_IMG_7471.jpgKen Turner of Brighton shows Boo, a three-year-old halflinger.

Get up close and personal with camels and alpacas this year on the west side of the fairgrounds.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_IMG_7465.jpgGet up close and personal with camels and alpacas this year on the west side of the fairgrounds.

The horse ring is always a busy spot.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_IMG_7473.jpgThe horse ring is always a busy spot.

The horse ring is always a busy spot.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_IMG_7479.jpgThe horse ring is always a busy spot.

Jacob Hilton, nine, of Sheffield Lake, climbs aboard a New Holland tractor.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_IMG_7482.jpgJacob Hilton, nine, of Sheffield Lake, climbs aboard a New Holland tractor.

Jockeys make quick time around the racetrack.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_IMG_7491.jpgJockeys make quick time around the racetrack.

When it comes to vendors, there are plenty of old favorites and new offerings this year.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_IMG_7498.jpgWhen it comes to vendors, there are plenty of old favorites and new offerings this year.

http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_IMG_7500.jpg

http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_IMG_7501.jpg

The horse ring is always a busy spot.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_IMG_7505.jpgThe horse ring is always a busy spot.

Jockeys make quick time around the racetrack.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_IMG_7509.jpgJockeys make quick time around the racetrack.

Jockeys make quick time around the racetrack.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_IMG_7512.jpgJockeys make quick time around the racetrack.

The 4-H band plays to open the fair at a noon ceremony.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_IMG_7575.jpgThe 4-H band plays to open the fair at a noon ceremony.

Kelsie Davis, seven, of Oberlin cleans Amber the pony’s hooves.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_MonAM1.jpgKelsie Davis, seven, of Oberlin cleans Amber the pony’s hooves.

Abigail Schaefer, 15, of Lorain sits in the stall with her goat Theodore.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_MonAM7.jpgAbigail Schaefer, 15, of Lorain sits in the stall with her goat Theodore.

Olivia Galloway, 12, of Berlin Heights sprays down her brother’s cow Squiggy.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_MonAM3.jpgOlivia Galloway, 12, of Berlin Heights sprays down her brother’s cow Squiggy.

Kimberly Pause of Grafton gives Shelby Reaser, 15, of Elyria a two strand braid just like the horses wear.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_MonAM2.jpgKimberly Pause of Grafton gives Shelby Reaser, 15, of Elyria a two strand braid just like the horses wear.

Junior Schramm, 12, and Wyatt Collins, 13, of Wellington lay on a couple of cows.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_MonAM4.jpgJunior Schramm, 12, and Wyatt Collins, 13, of Wellington lay on a couple of cows.

Chad Hoffman rocked the stage at pavilion one.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_MonAM5.jpgChad Hoffman rocked the stage at pavilion one.

Josh Higgins, 10, of Huntington sits with his goats Connie and Claire.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_MonAM6.jpgJosh Higgins, 10, of Huntington sits with his goats Connie and Claire.