Max's Trader Days returns to Allen County Fairgrounds

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Sep. 2—LIMA — The Allen County Fair might be over, but Labor Day weekend looks to be another packed one at the fairgrounds. Max's Trader Days and Water Dog Races return to the Allen County Fairgrounds from Friday to Sunday, bringing with it a packed weekend of shopping and events. Visitors can make the trip for just $10 per day, or $20 for a weekend pass.

This year's event expects to be back at full capacity. In any given year, the event boasts up to 1,800 traders and vendors, but last year's Trader Days had to be scaled back due to COVID restrictions.

Visitors who want to get an early start are in luck, as the gates for the event open up at 7 a.m. each day. When it comes to shopping, a variety of vendors is sure to offer something for everyone. Everything from guns, clothes, furniture and antiques will all be up for sale. For anyone who gets hungry while they shop, a full lineup of food vendors will be ready to serve.

Getting around can also be a breeze all weekend, as visitors can bring their own golf carts to the fairgrounds and ride around while they shop for just $25. For those who can't bring their carts, there will be carts available for rent during the weekend.

After having to take a year off, the water dog races are returning this year to Max's. Guests can once again take a break from shopping to watch the dogs swim on the lake. Also returning after a year hiatus are the golf cart parade and karaoke stage.

Whether guests are coming for a day or a weekend trip, there is something for everyone to do at Max's this weekend. Kick off the Labor Day weekend by watching the dogs, relaxing at the campground, enjoying one of the food vendor's fares or trading for that next great find at one of the shops.

Reach Trevor Hubert at 567-242-0398

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