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A Day at the Fair

Pen pals take a breather in the 4-H pig barn at the Wasco County Fair.

Pen pals take a breather in the 4-H pig barn at the Wasco County Fair. Photo by Kathy Ursprung.

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Rene Sudan of Dufur examines some of the produce shown at the Wasco County Fair.

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Monty Johnson, 14, of The Dalles, holds one of a breeding pair of New Zealand rabbits in the small animal barn.

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Terrance Conley of Tygh Valley sits on the steer he is showing in the Wasco County Fair. Conley has shown steers since fourth grade ( he will be in 11th grade) and sheep and open class before that. He says the 4-H barns at the fair are like a second home.

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Mary Coler's Best of Show crocheted bedspread is based on a spread in her grandmother's house, where she grew up. The work took an estimated 650 hours to complete.

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Youngsters enjoy a ride in the ladybugs on the Wasco County Fair midway.

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Ukuleles provide a colorful background on the midway.

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An unidentified artist uses political commentary in a blue ribbon-winning open class painting at the Wasco County Fair

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Seniors gather together in the shade for conversation and a free meal at the Wasco County Fair.

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Children in the 4-to-6 age range compete in the stick horse race.

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