WAYNE – The Wayne County Fair came to a close Sunday after a weekend full of food, fun and music.
Sunday’s activities included a mud volleyball tournament starting at 9 a.m., as well as a community worship service in the grandstands at 10. The Little Theater saw the Sweet Tooth pie contest and team roping was held in the horse arena.
The closing main event packed the grandstands with the high impact action of the Demolition Derby. Derby superintendent, Jared Heithold, said that he and his team tried to keep Wayne County’s tastes in mind while choosing classes. This year’s classes were stock limited weld, 90’s and newer, compacts, modifies and crowd-favorite, old trucks.
“They get a little bit wild, sometimes they push the limits so it’s kind of fun to watch those guys hit really hard,” Heithold said.
With fewer people participating in the activity, Wayne County Fair used their prize money to attract more drivers for the fair closer.
“We’ve got nearly $10,000 in prize money which helps us pull a good number of cars,” Heithold said.
Half way through the Demolition Derby, kids were able to get in on the action with a power wheel class.
The demolition derby regularly brings the crowd to the Wayne County Fair, so it was a fitting end to the weekend.
“It’s probably a favorite of the kids, I would say,” Heithold said. “They make a lot of noise and lots of banging and it’s just a good night to wrap up the fair.”
The Wayne County Fair board will take a week off and begin planning for the 2018 fair after that.