Aladdin Jr., Mohican PowWow and Strutt Mutt Weekend Ahead

  • 9/13/2018 9:47:28 AM
  • Chelley Kemper
  • Events / Entertainment

MANSFIELD, OH -The Bellville Street Fair, now into its 168th season, is open through Saturday. The four-day festival opened Wednesday under good weather conditions. 

Spreading from one end of Main Street to the other, with wall to wall booths, there is plenty to do and see at the fair. 

From truck and tractor pulls to rides, to a variety of foods and performances by the Clearfork Colts Marching Band, this fair screams home and community above so many other festivals.

See the Buckeye Country Cloggers on the 13th on the main stage, Acoustic Edge followed by The Devault Ridge Band Friday evening with concerts beginning at 6:30 pm, and on Saturday evening, the 14th, it's Popstar Drive a fun dance band at 7:30 and country music artist Luke Watson at 9 pm.

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The Ashland County Fair opens this Sunday, September 16th through the 22nd.

This year's grandstand entertainment includes Country Music artists Sawyer Brown and Lee Greenwood in concert September 18th at 7 p.m. 

For tickets, go online to ashlandcountyfair.com or call the Fair office at 419-289-04-66.

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Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. opens Friday at the Renaissance Theatre under the direction of Dauphne Maloney and Brian Nabors.  

This show will feature the talents of the students of the Mansfield Youth Theatre department.

Based on the Disney animated classic, this new adaptation of the story opens up a “a whole new world” for children of all ages.

There is also a sensory-friendly performance which is free for the immediate families of individuals with special needs or autism. For this performance, it is important to register immediate family members so that staff can best make accommodations for the needs of those individuals.   

Performances are Friday night at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and the second showing at 7 p.m. and on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.

For tickets, go to mansfieldtickets.com. 

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Meanwhile, the second of two weekends of the Great Mohican Pow-Wow is tomorrow through Sunday in Mohican Country at the Mohican Reservation.

This is a traditional celebration of sorts to sustain and preserve Native American traditions and culture.

The Pow-Wow will be busy with traditional Indian ceremony, dancing, ornate costumes, and competitions as well as traditional Native American story-telling.

The Pow-wow is rated as a top 100 show in the United States and the perfect option for family entertainment. 

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The Strutt Your Mutt 5K Canine Festival is Saturday, September 15th, at the Richland County Fairgrounds.

The fairgrounds will go "to the dogs" this weekend as hundreds of dogs will compete in dog agility competitions, show up to be a part of a new event, the pup parade, compete in gated dock diving and a lure course and walk a 5K with their human handlers.

Dozens of vendors will be on hand too with any number of canine treats and luxuries for dogs.

Activities will run from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. with proceeds to benefit the Humane Society of Richland County.

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