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Nestled in the heart of Northwest Ohio, located at the crossroads of the historic east-west Lincoln Highway and the accessible north-south I-75, Lima/Allen County is an active, diverse place with a hospitable spirit.
Enjoy varied retail shopping, feel the thrill of sporting events from collegiate baseball club games to stock, sprint, and midget car races at the motorsports park, or join the fun at the regional and national events and championships at the Allen County Fairgrounds. Take in the many festivals and events in Lima's Town Square and throughout the county's recreational facilities.
Try a round of golf at one of the many courses, or take in scenic walking, hiking and biking in the city and county parks. A multitude of arts and cultural activities are readily available...see a Broadway show, hear our powerful symphony orchestra, or enjoy an innovative production at our local community arts theatre. Visit our accredited county museum and its historic exhibits and various curiosities. Tour a Victorian mansion and continue back in time to see the train exhibits and learn about the remarkable railroad heritage.
One of the more notable annual events in Allen County is its County Fair. Run every August in Lima, Ohio since 1851, the Fair is amongst the foremost agricultural showcasing events in Western Ohio. In 2005, there were over 220,000 visitors and almost 3,000 exhibitors, making it the largest in the state. The fair has also been notable for attracting many nationally known performers during the 1980s and 1990s, and combined with significant renovations to the county show grounds, these two factors have contributed to a marked increase in attendance and notoriety over the past two decades.