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Fair packs in fun for kids

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Carnival rides were in full swing Thursday on the midway at the Hubbard County Fair. (Robin Fish/Enterprise)

In its 124th year, the Hubbard County Fair had a week of fine weather and fun for kids of all ages.

Besides ice cream, pork burgers and other treats, the fair had plenty to attract young fair goers – from carnival rides and midway games to 4-H projects.

Saturday’s festivities included a kids’ pedal pull in which 46 children, ranging from 2 or 3 years old to 11, competed in age classes. Blue ribbon winners included William Kirk, 4, of Wadena; Jacob Smith, 5, of Park Rapids; Gideon Carter, 6, of Park Rapids; Wessley Gartner, 7, of Park Rapids; Ella Mathison, 8, of Menahga; Mack Tate, 9, of Perham; Silas Carter, 10, of Park Rapids; and Alayna Brein, 11, of Bemidji.

A dog exhibition in the livestock barn gave 4-H members a chance to show the progress of their obedience training projects, including long sit commands and a few trips around an agility course.

Also going on were mutton bustin’ at the main arena, a horse fun show, a rabbit agility exhibition, a 4-H premium auction and educational exploration stations.

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Those winning ribbons for 4-H projects were recognized Sunday afternoon with a parade of champions and an award ceremony.

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