There is no shortage of local fun this weekend with the start of the Ottawa County Fair and a whole host of other great activities. Check out our quick list of activities and live music at area casinos.

1. The Ottawa County Fair runs Aug. 19-26 at the Miami Fairgrounds, 1129 E St. SW, beginning 9 a.m. Saturday with a tractor driving contest. Carnival opens nightly Tues. through Sat. from 6-10 p.m. with rides and attractions for the whole family. Exhibition Building will be open Wed. through Friday from 4-9 p.m. with extended hours Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for Senior Citizen and Kids Day, and Sat. from 1-9 p.m. Be sure to check out our special County Fair section on pages 12-14 for a full schedule of events, more about the fair this year, and open entry categories.

2. The annual Fearless Fern 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk takes place Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Community Crisis Center's Fern Holland Advocacy Center, 118 A St. SE in Miami. Check-in is at 6:30 a.m. and the run/walk begins at 7:30 a.m. You can register in advance at www.getmeout.org or sign up on-site. Costs are $20 for the 5K, $10 for the 1 Mile Run and free for kids 12 and under. There will also be a host of free activities such as face painting and a bounce house to enjoy and a meet and greet with animals from the local shelter.

3. Saturday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. is also your opportunity to catch Todd Oliver and Friends at the Coleman Theatre for an evening of comedy, music, and wooden-headed dummies you’ll discover aren’t so dumb after all. Ticket prices for the family friendly show are $15 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students and children. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Coleman at 918-540-2425 or stop by the box office window at 103 N. Main in Miami.

4. Second Chance Pet Rescue volunteers will be hosting two important fund raisers for its non-profit animal rescue. Head over to Grove Aug. 19 to enjoy the 6th Annual Cars for Critters Indoor Car show at the Grove Civic Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. Then enjoy Barkaritaville, a summer evening party with dinner, live music, and a charity auction at Honey Creek Landing from 6-10 p.m. The event will be catered by The Parrot Steakhouse and Grill. Tickets are $40 per person and may be purchased online at www.doitforthepets.com, the Second Chance Thrift Shop at 220 E. 3rd Street in Grove, The Parrot Steakhouse, or call Theresa Swift at 918-964-0088.

5. The big movies opening this week are “Logan Lucky” PG-13 starring Daniel Craig and Channing Tatum about siblings (Tatum, Riley Keough, and Adam Driver) who attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race; and “The Trip to Spain,” the third in a series of films in which comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon star as fictionalized versions of themselves on a restaurant tour this time in Spain.

WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

Bordertown Casino & Arena

Aug. 18

Paralandra

Aug. 19

Brent Giddens

Buffalo Run

Aug. 18-19

Bo Phillips

Cherokee Casino Grove

Aug. 18

Pumpkin Hollow Band

Aug. 19

Western Justice

Downstream Casino

Aug. 18

Retrorockerz

Aug. 19

Another Alibi

Grand Lake Casino

Aug. 18

Stars

Aug. 19

BC & the Big Rig

Indigo Sky Casino

Aug. 18

Bobby D Band

Aug. 19

Dirty Saints

River Bend Casino (Formerly Wyandotte Casino)

Aug. 18

Lucas Gates