Grabill Country Fair Celebrates Amish Heritage (VIDEO)

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September 7, 2013 Updated Sep 7, 2013 at 11:39 PM EDT

GRABILL, Ind. (21Alive) - The Grabill Country Fair celebrates its 40th anniversary this weekend.

The annual festival celebrates the Amish heritage of the small town in northeastern Allen County.

More than 100 craft booths are open, selling everything from knittings to woodwork to ceramics to board games.

There are plenty of fun activities for the family, including the watermelon seed spitting contest, sawing contests baby crawls and a spelling bee.

One of the highlights of the Grabill Country Fair is the parade at 10 a.m. Saturday. 21Alive Chief Meteorologist Curtis Smith serves as this year's grand marshal.

The Grabill Country Fair expects 100,000 people over the 3-day event that started Thursday and runs through 9 p.m. Saturday.

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