Some fair competitions welcome silliness

Photos by Kristina Gabalski: Siblings Sawyer, age 9, and Lily Brigham, age 8, of Albion, show off their shaving cream during the musical chairs game at the Ag Olympics this morning at the Orleans County 4-H Fair.

By Kristina Gabalski, Correspondent Posted 28 July 2017 at 3:22 pm

Contest provides a break from more serious competitions

KNOWLESVILLE – The fun-filled and always messy 4-H Youth Ag Olympics took place this morning on the south lawn of the Orleans County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Shaving cream is always a part of Ag Olympics and this year was no exception. Participants played a round of “musical chairs” with seat bottoms smeared with shaving cream and shaving cream-filled balloons to sit on.

The competition is a fun break from the more serious animal and knowledge contests of Fair Week.

Three teams competed this year. Here, teams prepare for a race to collect water with a sponge.  The team with the most water collected in their bucket wins.

Tony Farruggia, age 15, of Holley, samples pork rinds during the mystery food competition. Participants must blindly select a food item, sample and swallow it. Tony said the pork rinks were very dry and difficult to swallow.

Gideon Pask of Barre, age 9, struggles to choke down his helping of Spam luncheon meat.

The Dog Costume Class was also held Friday morning. Sara Swart, 12, of Medina and her dog, Licorice, dressed as Princess Leia and Yoda from Star Wars.

Kendall Ralph, 10 of Medina, and dog, Bruno, were lattes from “Starbucks”, Makayla Heidemann, 14, of Medina and her dog, Charlie, where characters from the movie Up.

Rylie Lear and her dog, Lilly, make their way through the dog agility course on Friday morning.

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