Arenac County Fair brings crowds

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From left, Angela Harrow, Veronica Moenaert, and John Harrow of Pinconning pose with an alien prize won from the Arenac County Fair.
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Standish teens enjoy some fair food at the Arenac County Fair. Front row, from left, Brooke Femer and Taylor Stewart. Back row, Breeze Collins and Jerad Cibsielski.
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Willow Slusser of Standish, left, checks out the cheeses on display at Joe Golimbieski’s Michigan’s Own Organic Products booth. Golimbieski said he has been selling organic dairy since 2000 before getting into the cheese business via Turner Cheese of Whittemore; his booth was part of the Arenac County Economic Development Corporation’s business expo.
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James Hunt of North Branch pulls down the sled in the Arenac County Fair’s tractor pull.
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Randy Born of Elkton takes his turn in the tractor pull.
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Lynn Garber of Owosso is the first person out to pull a 6,000 pound sled during the tractor pull.
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Participants in the tractor pull at the Arenac County Fair line up and move to their positions off the track.
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Jess Erickson of Turner keeps his horse team under control during the Arenac County Fair’s horse pulls.
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Dwayne Diffin of St. Helen rides the sled as he tries to keep his horse team on track during the 6,000 pound horse pull at the fair.
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Brooke Protasiewicz of Pinconning, 8, waits for her turn to ride in the horse competitions at the county fair.
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Kinsey Jones, 9, of Crump rides in the flag competition at the county fair.
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Gavin Jones, 6, of Crump stands with his horse Gracie before they compete in the youth horse show at the county fair.
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Helena Gallener of Sterling takes part in the flag competition during the Youth Gymkhana Horse Show.
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Richard Wilson, 9, of Standish takes in the fair with his uncle Nathan Keller, also of Standish.
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From left, Brooke Alexander, Stephanie Steinbauer, and Lukas Matuszewski of Standish go spinning around on one of the rides at the county fair.
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Tiffani Kuschyk, left, of Standish and Brandy Divelly of Stanton enjoy the Tilt-A-Whirl ride at the Arenac County Fair.
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From left, Kobe Adams of West Branch, 10, Taylor Rankin, 2, and Andrea Szymanski of Prescott check out some of the pigs at the fair on Wednesday.
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Fair Board President Bill Daniels, right, of Sterling and his son Scott, visiting from Colorado, check out some of the horses at the fair.
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Lexis View, 8, of Sterling holds up her chicken that she entered in the poultry judging competition.
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Alyssa Moll-Ratajczak of Standish sits with her prize-winning cow Perry at the Arenac County Fair. The pair won the reserve showmanship and rate of gain competitions.
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At left, Philip Leonard Jr., 5, of Bay City gets a catch in a fish-for-prizes game at the fair, while ride operator Laurie Northouse of Saginaw at right tries to catch one of her own.
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Sharah-Alys Gelow of Standish checks out a fish catching book at the Arenac County Fair with her two-year-old-niece Salem Howley.

By Kevin Bunch
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The Arenac County Fair, held July 24-28, brought crowds from the area and from across the state. Check back here for more photos as the fair continues!

Thursday: Rides, horse pull, youth horse riding events.

Updated Friday: Tractor pull photos, photos of people in at the fair.



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