RANSOMVILLE – Antique tractors and classic cars, live music and good food – the annual Ransomville Community Faire, slated for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, will have it all. The event will be staged on the grounds of the Ransomville Free Library, 3733 Ransomville Road.
Other fair features include: a basket raffle, a performance by the Hot Country Liners, music provided by the Lakeside Blues Band, and a Ransomville Garden Club plant sale.
The kids will enjoy a bounce house, petting zoo, magician, Donuts the Clown and a face painter.
New this year, the fair will also offer a child and adult identification program, sponsored by the Youngstown and Wilson Lions Club, and eye-screening for all ages to be conducted in the library.
A basket raffle drawing will take place at 3:30 p.m.
The fair is sponsored by the Ransomville Historic Preservation Society, which maintains a museum in the former post office building behind the library. The museum will be open during the fair and the society invites fairgoers to visit.
Society member Nancy Barlow said, “We have a display now of prominent women of the 1800s, as well as some military and veterans displays. We also have items from a time capsule planted in 1939 and we’ve had the paperwork from it conserved. And, we have the countertop from the Ransom Family Store. We have some interesting things on display.”
Barlow said the museum is open from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdays every month but January. The museum will also be open from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays from June 23 to Aug. 18 during the free concert series in the gazebo. The Tuesday events will also feature a classic car show and food vendors.
Anyone wishing to donate a basket for the fair raffle may contact Barlow at 433-0187.