Watch out for dinosaurs at the fair

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(Posted July 2, 2019)

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor

Goats, pigs, cows, chickens, rabbits, horses… These are animals you expect to see at the Madison County Fair, but what about a stegosaurus or a velociraptor?

New to the fair entertainment line-up is Dino-ROAR, an educational show about dinosaurs. The Belpry, Ohio, company will present three one-hour shows daily, July 9-11. Fair week is July 7-13.

Owners J.D. and Leann Nicolais and their crew use hand puppets, body suits, and animatronics to teach audiences about all kinds of dinosaurs. Children and adults are invited to pet, interact with, and have their pictures taken with the dinosaurs, which range in size from three feet long to a 15-foot long, ridable Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Additionally, Dino-ROAR offers a fossil tent. Between the show and the tent, visitors learn fun facts like: all female dinosaurs were larger than their male counterparts, and all dinosaurs came from eggs that were up to eight inches long.

In business for three years, Dino-ROAR is romping and stomping through the festival and fair circuit. This year, they are performing shows not only in Ohio, but also Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

The fairgrounds are located at 205 Elm St., London. For a full schedule of events, go to Fair Schedule.

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