2017 Delaware County Fair


After a long day at the fair, Ella Carpenter had to have a nap and the best place was in her father Jeremy Carpenter’s lap during the goat auction Tuesday night. On the left is Ella’s big sister Emma Carpenter and on the right is her mother Heather Carpenter.

Sometimes a girl just wants to do things her own way much like this little heifer that was being shown in the Fall Heifer Class.

Many parents found themselves being pulled to the Fun Slide by their children who just loved the large ride.

Keeping the livestock moving and talking up the prices was the job of auctioneer Collin Howard during the livestock auctions Tuesday night.

Once the chickens, turkeys, goats, and rabbits had been auctioned off to the highest biders, it was time for the steers. Abby Facemyer from the Eagle Country 4-H club escorts Gabriel McCaulla’s Grand Champion steer onto the stage.

It was Jug Day and the traffic to get in was tight Thursday morning. Deputy Steve Jones, riding Chester, left, and Deputy Matt Miller, riding Hero, kept a watchful eye over the incoming vehicles from the U.S. 23 gate into the parking lot.

Kenadee May, 5, took her cousin Joe Herriott for a walk along the back stretch of the Jug track to see the sights. Herriott said he had stolen Kenadee, but it looks more like she had stolen him.

Several people took a look at the track from the balcony of the log cabin before the race.

Rompaway Beau, left, gives his driver Don Harmon a pre-race pep talk to get his spirits soaring.

Before each race Thursday these two gentlemen raked the track at the finish line.

Inches from the finish, the driver whips his horse to make sure they were the second team across the line.

The facial expression of the driver is intense as he tries to pass the leader before the finish line.

Between races the betting booths were crowded with people trying get their bets in before the race.

Ruth Ann Wilson turns to socialize during the Jug Thursday.

Keeping cool at fair means breaking out the kiddie pool and letting the kids splash around. Addisyn Fawcett and Trevor Lewis took full advantage of the pool.

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After a long day at the fair, Ella Carpenter had to have a nap and the best place was in her father Jeremy Carpenter’s lap during the goat auction Tuesday night. On the left is Ella’s big sister Emma Carpenter and on the right is her mother Heather Carpenter.
After a long day at the fair, Ella Carpenter had to have a nap and the best place was in her father Jeremy Carpenter’s lap during the goat auction Tuesday night. On the left is Ella’s big sister Emma Carpenter and on the right is her mother Heather Carpenter. D. Anthony Botkin | The Gazette

Sometimes a girl just wants to do things her own way much like this little heifer that was being shown in the Fall Heifer Class.
http://www.delgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2017/09/web1_DSC_6821F.jpgSometimes a girl just wants to do things her own way much like this little heifer that was being shown in the Fall Heifer Class. D. Anthony Botkin | The Gazette

Many parents found themselves being pulled to the Fun Slide by their children who just loved the large ride.
http://www.delgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2017/09/web1_DSC_7080F.jpgMany parents found themselves being pulled to the Fun Slide by their children who just loved the large ride. D. Anthony Botkin | The Gazette

Keeping the livestock moving and talking up the prices was the job of auctioneer Collin Howard during the livestock auctions Tuesday night.
http://www.delgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2017/09/web1_DSC_7045F.jpgKeeping the livestock moving and talking up the prices was the job of auctioneer Collin Howard during the livestock auctions Tuesday night. D. Anthony Botkin | The Gazette

Once the chickens, turkeys, goats, and rabbits had been auctioned off to the highest biders, it was time for the steers. Abby Facemyer from the Eagle Country 4-H club escorts Gabriel McCaulla’s Grand Champion steer onto the stage.
http://www.delgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2017/09/web1_DSC_7103F.jpgOnce the chickens, turkeys, goats, and rabbits had been auctioned off to the highest biders, it was time for the steers. Abby Facemyer from the Eagle Country 4-H club escorts Gabriel McCaulla’s Grand Champion steer onto the stage. D. Anthony Botkin | The Gazette

It was Jug Day and the traffic to get in was tight Thursday morning. Deputy Steve Jones, riding Chester, left, and Deputy Matt Miller, riding Hero, kept a watchful eye over the incoming vehicles from the U.S. 23 gate into the parking lot.
http://www.delgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2017/09/web1_DSC_7249F.jpgIt was Jug Day and the traffic to get in was tight Thursday morning. Deputy Steve Jones, riding Chester, left, and Deputy Matt Miller, riding Hero, kept a watchful eye over the incoming vehicles from the U.S. 23 gate into the parking lot. D. Anthony Botkin | The Gazette

Kenadee May, 5, took her cousin Joe Herriott for a walk along the back stretch of the Jug track to see the sights. Herriott said he had stolen Kenadee, but it looks more like she had stolen him.
http://www.delgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2017/09/web1_DSC_7255F.jpgKenadee May, 5, took her cousin Joe Herriott for a walk along the back stretch of the Jug track to see the sights. Herriott said he had stolen Kenadee, but it looks more like she had stolen him. D. Anthony Botkin | The Gazette

Several people took a look at the track from the balcony of the log cabin before the race.
http://www.delgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2017/09/web1_DSC_7254F.jpgSeveral people took a look at the track from the balcony of the log cabin before the race. D. Anthony Botkin | The Gazette

Rompaway Beau, left, gives his driver Don Harmon a pre-race pep talk to get his spirits soaring.
http://www.delgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2017/09/web1_DSC_7262F.jpgRompaway Beau, left, gives his driver Don Harmon a pre-race pep talk to get his spirits soaring. D. Anthony Botkin | The Gazette

Before each race Thursday these two gentlemen raked the track at the finish line.
http://www.delgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2017/09/web1_DSC_7327F.jpgBefore each race Thursday these two gentlemen raked the track at the finish line. D. Anthony Botkin | The Gazette

Inches from the finish, the driver whips his horse to make sure they were the second team across the line.
http://www.delgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2017/09/web1_DSC_7351F.jpgInches from the finish, the driver whips his horse to make sure they were the second team across the line. D. Anthony Botkin | The Gazette

The facial expression of the driver is intense as he tries to pass the leader before the finish line.
http://www.delgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2017/09/web1_DSC_7317F.jpgThe facial expression of the driver is intense as he tries to pass the leader before the finish line. D. Anthony Botkin | The Gazette

Between races the betting booths were crowded with people trying get their bets in before the race.
http://www.delgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2017/09/web1_DSC_7288F.jpgBetween races the betting booths were crowded with people trying get their bets in before the race. D. Anthony Botkin | The Gazette

Ruth Ann Wilson turns to socialize during the Jug Thursday.
http://www.delgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2017/09/web1_DSC_7323F.jpgRuth Ann Wilson turns to socialize during the Jug Thursday. D. Anthony Botkin | The Gazette

Keeping cool at fair means breaking out the kiddie pool and letting the kids splash around. Addisyn Fawcett and Trevor Lewis took full advantage of the pool.
http://www.delgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2017/09/web1_DSC_7282F.jpgKeeping cool at fair means breaking out the kiddie pool and letting the kids splash around. Addisyn Fawcett and Trevor Lewis took full advantage of the pool. D. Anthony Botkin | The Gazette