LANCASTER — After a fun week at the Fairfield County Fair, come out to Derby Downs on BIS Road in Lancaster on Sunday, Oct. 13 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and give soap box derby a try. This event is free and kids, ages 7 to 20, from Fairfield, Pickaway, Licking, Muskingum, Hocking, Athens and Perry counties get the chance to feel the thrill of the hill and take several runs down the track, and also meet some of the board members and drivers. For experienced drivers, come, shake the dust off and get back into racing. The following weekend, Oct. 19 and 20, the Lancaster Soap Box Derby will be hosting a Halloween rally. Racing begins around 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, and 9 a.m. on Sunday. There will be kids with all kinds of experiences, and coming from all over the country to race in our two double and single elimination races. During the course of the weekend, there will be other fun activities like relay races, trick-or-treat, bobbing for apples, costume contests and more. If you are at the track, please go visit our museum. For more information, contact Jamey Allen at 740-808-0328.