Oct 3rd, 4th, 5th, & Oct 6th
The Next Great Farmers Fair Begins In
2018 Theme - Neighbors Helping Neighbors
In less than a month the Aurora Farmers Fair will be here. We are once again selling shirts for the fair. You order and pay for them online
and can pickup at the fair office around the 3rd of October. The link to order shirts is "https://farmersfair2018.itemorder.com". Deadline
is Sept 23rd at midnight
2018 Grand Marshals
Frank Burton & Doug Manford
Dr. Frank Burton moved to Aurora in 1968 after gradulating from Indiana University School of Optometry and completing two years in
the U.S. Army at Fort Knox as a Captain in the Medical Corps. Dr. Burton joined Dr. S. W. (Dutz) Neary in his optometry practice on Third
Street in Aurora, where he continued to practice for 50 years. He recently retired in December of 2017.
Dr. Burton has been an active member in community organizations. He was a member of Jaycees from 1969-1976 and served as president for one
year during that time. He was a SAY Soccer coach, member of the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce and a board member of the Dearborn County
Hospital Foundation. He has been an active member of the Aurora Lions Club since November of 1985, serving as President from 1995-1996. He also
served as Chairman of the Farmers Fair Board, as well as Parade Chairman for many years.
He is currently serving as the Treasurer of Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrenceburg and is a member of American Legion Post 0231. He enjoys
playing golf at Dearborn Country Club and doing some gardening at home. Dr. Burton and his wife, Janet, have been married for 52 years, live in
Aurora and have two daughters. Jennifer and her husband, Troy, and son, Andrew, live in Cincinnati. Emily and her husband, Pete, live in Los Angeles.
Doug Manford is a lifelong Aurora resident and raised his family here. He has been involved in the community as both a business owner of
Manford Sporting Goods from 1973 to 2001 and as a Lions Club member since 1975, serving as president from 1981-1982. He has been a member of the Fair
Committee for over 35 years and worked in many capacities including Chairman of the Fair Committee, chairman of ride ticket sales, and parade organizer.
He enjoys golfing, vacationing with friends, and spending time with his grandchildren of all whom you've seen with him at the Aurora Farmers Fair.
Tell him hello at the next Lion's Club pancake breakfast!
Special Attraction this year will again be a piece of steel from the World Trade Center. This will be on
display every day of the fair. The 911 Steel is a partnership between the Cincinnati Fire Museum and
The Goodtimers Foundation. For more information on this traveling memorial and the local partnership, please
go to www.911steel.com
There is a new location for Stage 2 this year. Stage 2 will be moved from behind Tequil's to the City stage located at Gabbard Park
along the river
National Pedal Puller & Racers sponsored by Main Source Bank and Haag Ford will be held on Saturday October 6th. Sign ups start
at 1 pm and racing starts at 2 pm. Racing will be for all ages from 4 to adult. Exact catagories to be determaned at the fair and depends
on number of competetors. Adults will be Male and Female group.
Live Auction - We will be auctioning off some of the wood carvings created at the fair by Bear Hollow Chainsaw Wood Carvers and a complete set of
Aurora Farmers Fair Knives. The auction has been a great success the last two years. Auction will be Saturday night, October 6th at 6:30 pm at the
wood carvers tent located at the old stage 2 location behind Tequila's. Carvings will be on display at the Wood Carvers booth and knife set will be on
display at the fair office until the auction.