The Hubbard County Fair came back this week after a year off due to COVID-19.
Fair events actually started last month, with fashion projects being judged and livestock, horse and dog interviews held on June 23, and demonstrations and performing arts projects going forward on June 24.
General 4-H projects were judged Tuesday afternoon in the exhibit hall at the fairgrounds. Livestock shows started Wednesday afternoon with goats, poultry and rabbits leading the way, and the Motocity Raceway Motocross show Wednesday evening at the grandstand. Also opening on Wednesday was the fair midway with games, rides, food stands and entertainment.
In a variety of dirt bike and quad (four-wheeler) classes for ages 4 and up, Motocross contenders from all over the state swerved, jumped and kicked up dirt during the first round of racing, just to earn their places in the starting lineup for Round 2.
Final results of the races were not available at press time. However, contenders included Maddie Shepherd, Kolby Shepherd, Kaden Shepherd, Jordyn Shepherd, Gabe Hoogakker, Noah Phillippi, Isaiah Phillipi, Ike Anderson, Hattie Anderson, Thomas Warmbold, Tucker Deblieck, Diesel Walker and Savannah Walker of Park Rapids, Wyatt Knowles of Akeley, Justen Berttunen and Tegan Kako of Menahga, and Kian Hagen and Calvin Harstad of Laporte.
Fair coverage continues in Wednesday’s edition of the Park Rapids Enterprise.