Lots of fun on opening day at fair

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 July 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

KNOWLESVILLE – Adelaide Pettit, 4, of Albion (left) and Aubrey Gannon, 7, of Albion ride the Spider at the Midway at the Orleans County 4-H Fair in Knowlesville on opening day.

Midway Rides of Utica has turned part of the fairgrounds into an amusement park.

Jayne Bannister of Point Breeze shows a pig during the pig showmanship competition, which she won.

Kasey Neal, 5, of Albion made her debut showing a pig at the fair on Monday. Kasey competed as a Clover Bud. Her older brothers were in the junior showmanship competition.

These Orleans County 4-H’ers – Alanna Gordon, left, and Payton Walters, both of Kendall – compete in a clothing review with a dress and tuxedo they made of duct tape.

Sara Stewart, 10, of Medina (left) and Abby Allen, 12, of Medina get Sara’s dog “Licorice” ready for the dog show on Monday. Licorice is a Border Collie-Lab mix.

Megan Blackburn of Medina keeps her Dalmatian “Bella” calm during Monday’s dog show competition that tested 4-H’ers’ grooming and handling of the animals.

Liliana Goebel and Marli Thrash, both of Albion, perform a dance duet during Monday’s talent show.

Allison Mathes competes in the junior showmanship competition with a pig. She came in third place.