Max’s Trader Days & Water Dog Races 2024

Address: 2750 Harding Hwy, Lima OH 45804

Date: Aug 28-Sep 1, 2024

Hours: See Event Description


Max’s Trader Days and Water Dog Races is a fun, family event that takes place Labor Day weekend at The Allen County Fairgrounds in Lima, Ohio. At Max’s you’ll find over a thousand vendors with many items for you to shop through! 



Wednesday, 8/28: 9 AM – 4 PM (early distribution for vendors) 

Thursday, 8/29: 9 AM – 4 PM (early distribution for vendors) 

Friday, 8/30: 8 AM – 6 PM 

Saturday,8/31: 8 AM – 6 PM 

Sunday, 9/1: 8 AM – 6 PM 


Reservations for this event will close: Tuesday , August 27, 2024, while supplies last.

  • Important Rental Information

    Pickup Policy: 

    Early distribution begins Wednesday, August 28, 2024.  The rental booth is located inside the main entrance at Gate A along the Walmart side of the fairgrounds. 


    Return Policy: 

    Carts must be returned during hours of operation stated above, on the last day of the reservation period to avoid a late charge. National Carts reserves the right to charge for cars that are not returned to Golf Cart Compound after the rental term has concluded 



    Please have driver’s license and Sales Order number available when picking up a cart. Individuals must be at least 18 years old to pick up the cart and fill out a National Carts Rental Waiver. *If you do not receive your confirmation email containing Sales Order number within 24 hours of purchase. Please submit your request here: 


    Cancellation Policy: 

    Rain or Shine. No refunds will be issued once reservation is placed.  


    Lost or Stolen Carts: 

    Locks are STRONGLY encouraged to avoid theft. All carts are similar in style and age. Keys are interchangeable. No additional carts will be issued due to a lost or stolen cart. 


    Reservations for this event will close: Tuesday , August 27, 2024, while supplies last.