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Photo Gallery: 2014 EOT County Fair

Photo Gallery: 2014 EOT County Fair1 / 33
Kiowa Wieser-Matthews/FOCUS A local family poses for a quick picture at the East Otter Tail County Fair. 2 / 33
Kiowa Wieser-Matthews/FOCUS Two of the tractor pull organizers pose for a picture at the gates of the arena.3 / 33
Kiowa Wieser-Matthews/FOCUS Brad Boice, an Elvis impressionist, and his assistant performed their act at the Lumber Depot Free Stage. 4 / 33
Kiowa Wieser-Matthews/FOCUS Cash Burke, Aiden Burke, and Eva Bloscheck, left to right, had some fun in the petting zoo coloring and playing with bunnies. 5 / 33
Kiowa Wieser-Matthews/FOCUS Bret Christianson and his tractor gear up to do some serious hauling in the antique division of the tractor pull. 6 / 33
Kiowa Wieser-Matthews/FOCUS Xander, left, and Raina, right, show how excited they are to get to go on rides at the East Otter Tail County Fair. 7 / 33
Kiowa Wieser-Matthews/FOCUS Mckenna Obien and Magic the horse pose for a quick picture before heading back to the stables. 8 / 33
Kiowa Wieser-Matthews/FOCUS A cow looks bewildered by what appears to be her first experience with flash photography. 9 / 33
Kiowa Wieser-Matthews/FOCUS A display at the 4-H project building demonstrates why Brandt Malone’s dog Ron is a good friend. 10 / 33
Kiowa Wieser-Matthews/FOCUS The East Otter Tail County Fair had plenty to offer, with rides, carnival games, a petting zoo, food and much more. 11 / 33
Kiowa Wieser-Matthews/FOCUS People sat in intense anticipation hoping that their letter and number would be called at the bingo booth. 12 / 33
Kiowa Wieser-Matthews/FOCUS Levi Kruzel holds a baby animal in the Children's Barn. 13 / 33
Kiowa Wieser-Matthews/FOCUS A lovely mare poses for a picture in the horse stables of the East Otter Tail County Fair. 14 / 33
Kiowa Wieser-Matthews/FOCUS The aquariums at the fair offered onlookers a chance to see some northern pike, walleye, dogfish and other species. 15 / 33
Kiowa Wieser-Matthews/FOCUS A shy little Shetland Pony reluctantly agreed to be photographed at the petting zoo. 16 / 33
Kiowa Wieser-Matthews/FOCUS This little lamb endured quite a bit of petting in the Children's Barn. 17 / 33
Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS Nathan Blashack, of the Woodside Workers 4-H Club, showed Fifi, his Jersey heifer calf at the East Otter Tail County Fair over the weekend. 18 / 33
Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS Ashley Bachmann’s 6-year-old cow, Aubrey won Grand Champion in the diary class. Ashley has been showing Aubrey for the last four years. 19 / 33
Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS Isaac Blashack, of the Woodside Workers 4-H Club, showed two of his yearling Jersey heifers, Amber and Roses (shown) at the fair. Roses won a blue ribbon. 20 / 33
Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS Chris Blashack, of the Woodside Workers 4-H Club, showed his Jersey heifers, Bethany and Ru-by, at the fair. 21 / 33
Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS Dylon Holtti’s mini satin doe won a champion title at the fair. He has been showing rabbits for the past 5 years. 22 / 33
Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS Elizabeth Corniles and Gage Puckett played with one of the baby rabbits at the petting barn as it licked their fingers. 23 / 33
Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS The old dairy barn that used to stand along Highway 78 is gone, but not forgotten. A new flower garden was made with blocks from the barn near the new dairy building. The display included pictures from past fairs and cattle shows. 24 / 33
Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS Gabe Guenther from Big Lake, Minn. got to see how cows are milked for the first time at the fair. He was surprised at the process, saying that he thought farmers just squeezed milk out and into buckets. 25 / 33
Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS Taylor, Shyanne and Riya Solberg, of Perham, cuddled the baby rabbits in the petting barn. 26 / 33
Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS Ashlynne Zutter, visiting from Texas, held a chick at the petting barn. 27 / 33
Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS Summer Dobratz, of the Country Bumpkins 4-H Club, entered her water faucet artwork in the fine arts division and won a blue award. 28 / 33
Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS Jessica Honer and Annie, volunteers with the Sheriff’s Posse of East Otter Tail County, patrolled the fairgrounds on Friday. 29 / 33
Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS Albert and Violet Huwe were one of the five families recognized as Century Farm owners at a program on Sunday. Their farmland in Butler Township was originally purchased in 1913. 30 / 33
Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS Marlin and Ardell Jorgenson were one of the five families recognized as Century Farm owners at a program on Sunday. Their farmland in rural Perham was originally purchased in 1914. 31 / 33
Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS Patricia and Russell Ju-vrud were one of the five families recognized as Century Farm owners at a program on Sunday. Their farmland in Leaf Lake Township was originally purchased in 1911. 32 / 33
Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS Richard and Karen Otremba Muckala with daughters Katy and Kelly were one of the five families recognized as Century Farm owners at a program on Sunday. Their farmland in Newton Township was originally purchased in 1908. 33 / 33

The 2014 East Otter Tail County Fair was held this past weekend. Crowds converged on the fairgrounds in Perham from July 23 - 27 to enjoy a host of agricultural events, entertainment, food and rides. 

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