Trade Days at Clinton County Fairgrounds

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Rod’s Project Farm Market and Trade Days will be held at the Clinton County Fairgrounds in Wilmington on Friday, May 20, from 1-8 p.m. and Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The family-friendly event is open to the public with more than 50 vendors selling home decor items, crafts, antiques,

clothing/jewelry, and more.

Food trucks will be on-site to provide beverages, sweet concessions and lunch items. Additional attractions include a sanctioned pedal tractor pull on Friday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., free to all children ages 4-11. On Saturday, there is a large line-up of events: the East Clinton FFA will host a petting zoo, and demonstrations of sheep shearing and cow milking will take place throughout the day. UC Air Care will fly in and land around noon Saturday and demonstrate its life-saving services. The Clinton County 4-H horse program will also be presenting a horse show as part of the Tri-County Show Series, Chazziz Entertainment will host a car/bike show with prizes awarded, and the band Teacher’s Pet will perform after the show. A quilt auction and 50/50 raffle will also be held Saturday afternoon.

Admission is free.

Rod’s Project is a non-profit organization founded by classmates of and in memory of Rod Danes. The organization provides individual scholarships and organization funds to East Clinton students participating in agricultural focused organizations like FFA and 4-H.

More information about Rod’s Project and the Farm Market and Trade Days event can be found online at

Submitted by Sam McCoy, treasurer, Rod’s Project.

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