Organizers Plan Coon Dog Trial Event

Organizers Plan Coon Dog Trial Event

There are 22 comments on the Buckeye Country 107 story from Jul 7, 2009, titled Organizers Plan Coon Dog Trial Event. In it, Buckeye Country 107 reports that:

Labor Day weekend at the Allen COunty Fairgrounds. Earlier this year organizers of the Kenton Coon Dog Trials announced the event would not be held because of the economy.

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Alanel Rabbit Kreusch

Cleveland, TN

#1 Jul 13, 2009
Thank you Max! I have been setting up at the Kenton Nationals since 1981 and was devastated when I got the news of canceling the event. Four generations of my family had lots in Traders Row and always thought the event would continue forever. Hard to understand the decision to close due to the economy when when I know how many people have always participated in this event over Labor Day weekend. Wishing Max McClure the best of luck and appreciate his efforts to keep an event like this going on that weekend. I know it will be a great success!
animal lover 1401

Newark, OH

#2 Jul 14, 2009
mccluers farm is always the best palce to have a swap meet and such, they are friendly and really keep the place nice looking
cant wait till this one hits i bet it will be huge with more ppl and vendors then any other time!

United States

#4 Oct 1, 2009
We am from WV and we have been going for years and years. Dont know what happened to Kenton but you know due to the economy we needed Kenton more than ever. I hope Lima continues and builds and builds. We went this year and it was wonderful.
animal lover 1401

Minster, OH

#5 Oct 2, 2009
theres a mccluers swap meet this weekend on 309 5 miles east of lima,
same ppl mostly and more hunting and farm equipment
free admission!!!!!
great finds!!!!!!
Big Cheez It

Hilliards, PA

#6 Nov 3, 2009
Think this was better than Kenton, and the entertainment was an added bonus and a very good time, I will go with my husband next year for sure.
animal lover 1401

Versailles, OH

#7 Nov 3, 2009
hey they also have a swap meet in may the first weekend at thier farm on 309, its getting bigger every year and more ppl and great finds,
dont forget them
may and sept are thier swap meets and i dont know if they will do the water dog races again or not but i sure hope it was a blast out there at the fair grounds
sycamore creek beagles

Sycamore, OH

#8 Jan 18, 2010
I have gone to Kenton for many, many year's, then last year, my brother-in-law told us about Lima. My wife, Kay went with him to your place and signed us up for next year. After seeing where it is going to be held, and experiencing the one day I was there, I can definately say we are very excited about coming this year..Alot of our friend's from Kenton are now coming to Lima also..Thank's so much for taking the incitive and having the insight to do this. Wishing you all the luck anyone can have. Hope to be a friend of your's for a long time to come. Thank's again. Dan Kenner
just a vistor

Versailles, OH

#9 Jan 19, 2010
did you guys hear tonight on news
the kenton dog trials will be back in kenton but
that dont make it a dog trial anymore then makes it just a swap meet or a flea market
if i go to a coon dog trial i want to see hunting dogs fielding and showing and testing not ppl just talking bout them

Fredericktown, OH

#10 Jan 24, 2010
Loved the karoake,, had a real good time,see ya all this year..thx to the mcclures

United States

#12 Apr 10, 2010
I have been going to the Kenton Nationals since I was 3 yrs old. I am 37 this year and I am heart broken to see such a great event come to an end. Without the Dog trials Kenton will loose it's soul. I can remember when the swap was just a small part of the weekend. I will have to say that the last decade it has become less and less enjoyable for my family, but still hate to see it come to an end.

Dayton, OH

#13 Apr 16, 2010
what is the lima i need inf.on it i was going to kenton buttttttttt.i ws in kenton selling ice cream for years ty

Beloit, OH

#14 Apr 18, 2010
also loved the karaoke, The gal that was doing it was very good and got the crowd involved, My kids loved it also,looking fowards= to next one,
straight shooter

New York, NY

#15 Apr 23, 2010
we are having a trade day outdoor expo coon hunt bench show treeing contest and lots more memorial day week end may 2010 in north vernon in. at the jennings co. fair grounds look in aprils issues of full cry and american cooner also in mays issues of the begal hunter and hounds and hunting or check out my web sight and click on expo
straight shooter

New York, NY

#16 Apr 23, 2010
Hey tell everyone that you know we don't want this to die so memorial day week end we're having an outdoor expo at the jennings co.Indiana fair grounds in north vernon indiana outdoor flea market with dogs animals guns knives everything like kenton used to be I'm advertising full page ads in american cooner april 2010 issue full cry april 2010 issue the rabbit hunter may 2010 issue ect. check out our web page go to expo we'll have a wild coon hunt treeing contest bench show and lots more dealer space only 75.00 gate fee only 7.50 plenty of room free parking kids under12 free let's not let our heritage die let's pick up and continue on please tell every one you know who loved kenton we won't let it die thank you straight shooter

Adrian, MI

#17 Aug 14, 2010
just got back from kenton what a joke they messed it up nobody their date (8 14 2010)


#18 Aug 14, 2010
I thought it was a flea market only at kenton this weekend.Someone mentioned to me that they wanted $10 just to get into it.
georgia family

Mount Gilead, OH

#19 Sep 5, 2010
had a good week this year, alot more vendors from last year. looking foward to planning next years trip, met alot of new people, what a great place lima ohio is to have this, thx max and family.(hey what happened to the karakoe this year? was MUCH better last year) great that you are throwing in entertainment.
straight shooter

Seymour, IN

#20 Mar 31, 2011
hey just a reminder. We are having our 2nd annual outdoor expo memorial day week end may 27, 28, 29 and 30th . 2day coon hunt 2 day squirrel hunt, bench show for coon dogs, bench show for squirrel dogs. treeing contest for coon dogs. treeing contest for squirrel dogs. Dock dogs as seen on espn. karakoe friday night, saturday night, sunday night. All sorts of vendors, great food, free parking come be part of the excitment. Great time some thing for the whole family. check out last year on our web sight. clic on 2010 expo photos thanks. straight shooter

Phoenix, AZ

#21 Apr 18, 2011
Attended trials as a boy. Wanna go again and maybe buy two registered pups to take home. Please email [email protected] if trials occur this fall. Tkx. Robert


Plain City, OH

#22 Sep 4, 2011
Could of had a better time at at lima fairgrounds if not for all the 300 pounders and drunken people on golfcarts . At 265 I had no problems walking but did have a few close calls of being hit.What next,golfcarts in Walmart.

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