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Moo at the Moon

The 2017 Polk County Fair was a three-day extravaganza filled with thrills, tasty treats and family-friendly entertainment.

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Photo by Lukas Eggen

Owen Jones prepares his steer for auction on Saturday afternoon.

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Photo by Jolene Guzman

The Rawhide Express is one of the more popular attractions at the Polk County Fair.

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Photo by Jolene Guzman

Fairgoers could glide down a really big slide in the playground area at the fair.

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Photo by Stephanie Blair

Riders display flags at the horse grand entry at the Polk County Fair on Friday.

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Photo by Emily Mentzer

Fresh-cut flower arrangements were on display at the fair.

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Photo by Emily Mentzer

Competitors had a variety of open class contests to enter at the Polk County Fair, including fresh flowers.

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Photo by Emily Mentzer

People had fun with the 2017 Polk County Fair theme "Moo at the Moon."

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Photo by Jolene Guzman

Charlie the velociraptor drew crowds at the Polk County Fair.

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Photo by Lukas Eggen

From bull riding to barrel racing, the Rough Stock Rodeo provided a variety of thrills.

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Photo by Lukas Eggen

Bill Peterson hangs on during a bull ride at the Rough Stock Rodeo on Thursday evening.

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Photo by Jolene Guzman

Fluffy bunnies filled the small animal barn at the Polk County Fair Aug. 10-12.

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Photo by Jolene Guzman

Edward Barrett, 2, keeps an eye on Charlie the velociraptor as he reaches out to give him a high five on Saturday at the Polk County Fair.

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Photo by Stephanie Blair

A contestant and her goat partner race through the goat obstacle course at the Polk County Fair on Thursday evening. Before the obstacle course, goats and their human counterparts were judged in a costume contest.

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Photo by Jolene Guzman

Sheep await grooming in the sheep and goat barn at the Polk County Fair on Friday afternoon. Animal exhibits are always a popular attraction at the fair and this year’s lineup made for crowded barns.

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Photo by Jolene Guzman

Cuteness abounds during the Beautiful Baby contest on Saturday morning at the Polk County Fair.

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Photo by Jolene Guzman

Polk County Fair attendees check out a hive of George Woodward’s bees on Saturday. Woodward gave an “intro to beekeeping” presentation on Friday and Saturday.

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