Max’s Trader Days and Water Dog Races this weekend


By Merri Hanjora - [email protected]



Kristy Cox of Peru, Indiana, sits on a tailgate as her walker dog named R.C. howls at other dogs arriving at Max’s Flea Market and Water Dog races at the Allen County Fairgrounds last year.


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Kristy Cox of Peru, Indiana, fills a bowl of water for her walker dog named R.C. at last year’s event.


The Lima News file photos

Craig Williams, of North Baltimore, looks over a Marlin .22 caliber rifle at Max’s Flea Market and Water Dog races at the Allen County Fairgrounds last year.


The Lima News file photos

Kenny Fife, of Deshler, holds an over-sized wooden replica of a 76 Winchester rifle he had for sale at last year’s event.


The Lima News file photos

Jennifer Burkhead, of Camden, unloads her dogs after arriving last year.


The Lima News file photos

Owners wishing to show off their dogs’ hunting skills get their chance this weekend during Max’s Flea Market and Water Dog Races at the Allen County Fairgrounds. The event runs today through Sunday.


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IF YOU GO

WHAT: Max’s Trader Days and Water Dog Races

WHEN: 7 a.m. today, Saturday and Sunday

WHERE: Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima

ADMISSION: $10/day or three-day pass for $20

LIMA — Max’s Trader Days and Water Dog Races take place this weekend at the Allen County Fairgrounds. This popular event was previously known as Max’s Flea Market and Water Dog Races.

“This is our eighth year at the fairgrounds,” said Max McCluer, owner. “We changed our name to Max’s Trader Days. We had been known as Max’s Flea Market and Water Dog Races, and now we are Max’s Trader Days and Water Dog Races. Everything is the same though. Lots of guns, lots of dogs and valuable treasures (we don’t say junk).”

The website boasts 1,800 vendors selling dogs, guns, antiques, tools, generators, jeans, furniture, crafts and more taking up 143 acres.

“We open (today) at 7 a.m. and we never close. The gates are open 24 hours a day. We cover the whole Allen County Fairgrounds. You can’t see it in a day. Golf carts are allowed,” said McCluer.

While bargain hunters are scouring the vendor aisles, dog racing is ongoing.

“We have dog racing (today) and Saturday with the finals on Sunday,” said McCluer. “We are very family oriented and family friendly. There is something for everybody.”

Kristy Cox of Peru, Indiana, sits on a tailgate as her walker dog named R.C. howls at other dogs arriving at Max’s Flea Market and Water Dog races at the Allen County Fairgrounds last year.
http://limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Water_Dog_races_03co-1.jpgKristy Cox of Peru, Indiana, sits on a tailgate as her walker dog named R.C. howls at other dogs arriving at Max’s Flea Market and Water Dog races at the Allen County Fairgrounds last year. The Lima News file photos
Kristy Cox of Peru, Indiana, fills a bowl of water for her walker dog named R.C. at last year’s event.
http://limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Water_Dog_races_04co-1.jpgKristy Cox of Peru, Indiana, fills a bowl of water for her walker dog named R.C. at last year’s event. The Lima News file photos
Craig Williams, of North Baltimore, looks over a Marlin .22 caliber rifle at Max’s Flea Market and Water Dog races at the Allen County Fairgrounds last year.
http://limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Water_Dog_races_05co-1.jpgCraig Williams, of North Baltimore, looks over a Marlin .22 caliber rifle at Max’s Flea Market and Water Dog races at the Allen County Fairgrounds last year. The Lima News file photos
Kenny Fife, of Deshler, holds an over-sized wooden replica of a 76 Winchester rifle he had for sale at last year’s event.
http://limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Water_Dog_races_06co-1.jpgKenny Fife, of Deshler, holds an over-sized wooden replica of a 76 Winchester rifle he had for sale at last year’s event. The Lima News file photos
Jennifer Burkhead, of Camden, unloads her dogs after arriving last year.
http://limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Water_Dog_races_02co-1.jpgJennifer Burkhead, of Camden, unloads her dogs after arriving last year. The Lima News file photos
Owners wishing to show off their dogs’ hunting skills get their chance this weekend during Max’s Flea Market and Water Dog Races at the Allen County Fairgrounds. The event runs today through Sunday.
http://limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_dog-races-1.jpgOwners wishing to show off their dogs’ hunting skills get their chance this weekend during Max’s Flea Market and Water Dog Races at the Allen County Fairgrounds. The event runs today through Sunday. Submitted

By Merri Hanjora

[email protected]

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Max’s Trader Days and Water Dog Races

WHEN: 7 a.m. today, Saturday and Sunday

WHERE: Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima

ADMISSION: $10/day or three-day pass for $20

Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511

Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511

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