The fair by Wellinski, part 4

WNLP photos by Bob Wellinski

If you can’t make it to the fair, or even if you can, it’s fun savoring the slices of local Americana that Bob captures so well. Enjoy part 4 here.

A 4-H’er gets a helping hand mounting her horse before competition.

Wellinski competes to defend his pie-eating title, but alas, he was defeated this year. (This photo by Mary Wellinski)

Young and old plunge their faces in pies in the Farm Bureau competition.

It’s even harder to compete while wearing a tiara!

Youngsters ride tall in the saddle in horse competition.

A portrait of rider and horse.

Try to control a couple of 1-ton beauties in the draft horse competition!

Another shot from the draft horse competition.

A young man works on a wood project in Pioneer Land.

Portrait of a boy and his rabbit.

A rabbit … obstacle course? The boy coaxes his fluffy friend to jump a pole.

And a girl coaxes her bunny to climb a teeter-totter.

Boy meets horse, and both look delighted.

Pretzel, anyone?

Supreme Showmanship competition.

A youngster watches the Supreme Showmanship competition.

Supreme Showman Jaye Mitzner poses with his family. His sister Janelle (right) won back in 2016.

Mitzner and his hardware.

Ben Johnson with all the hardware he won during Thursday’s dairy judging, including Dairy Supreme Champion and Supreme Champion Heifer.

A pig deserves a pet now and then.

(This photo and the next 2:) A setting sun filters through dust kicked up by 4-H’ers practicing with their horses.

Chase Rosenbaum with his Grand Champion Barrow.

(This photo and the one below:) Kicking back in the beef barn after a long day.

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