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The 95th annual Polk County Fair

Brought old and new together for four days of family fun

photo thumbnail Lukas Eggen, Jolene Guzman, Kurt Holland and Emily Mentzer

The 95th annual POLK COUNTY FAIR - Brought old and new together for four days of family fun

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Saturday afternoon was the perfect time to take a spin on the Yoyo ride. An expanded carnival drew rave reviews from fairgoers.

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Tyler Cough takes off during the truck, tractor and ATV pull on Sunday morning. Cough, who is 7 years old, competed in the event for the first time.

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Robert Castillo’s BMX Freestyle Team performed big jumps and jaw-dropping tricks during each of the four days to appreciative crowds at the Polk County Fair.

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Evan Dalkey, Walker Riney and Tucker Neville eat their hearts out during the Corn on the Cob Eating Contest on Sunday. Riney advanced to the finals.

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Animals of all sorts, like this cute and curious goat, were around every corner at last week’s fair at the Polk County Fairgrounds & Event Center in Rickreall. Sheep, poultry, rabbits, swine, goats, cattle and horse barns were filled with champion critters of every shape and size for fairgoers to see and their proud owners to show off.

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A judge in Thursday morning’s horse show gives a young competitor tips on showmanship. 4-H and FFA shows and exhibits dotted the schedule at the county fair.

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Olivia Miller of Central High FFA exhibits her Holstein cow in the dairy showmanship event.

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Babies practiced being cute while awaiting their turn before a panel of judges during Saturday morning’s popular and lighthearted Beautiful Baby Contest.

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New to this year’s Polk County Fair was the ATV Rodeo on Saturday, which tested the maneuvering skills of riders young and old in a variety of events.

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Snow cones were a tasty treat and a great way to cool off during the warm afternoons at the Polk County Fair in Rickreall.

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Even cows need a bath once in awhile, especially those being shown at the county fair. Here, a Hereford, along with several other bovines, is prepared to look its best Thursday.

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