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‘Butter Than Any Udder Fair’ day 3

Afton Kusilek, 1, of River Falls enjoys a pony ride while at the Pierce County Fair on August 12. Matthew Lambert / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 19
The Pierce County Drill Team rides in formation at the Pierce County Fair on August 12. Matthew Lambert / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 19
Even the tortoises were enjoying the hot, summer sun at the Pierce County Fair on August 12. Matthew Lambert / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 19
A group of hungry goats stick their heads out looking for food at the Pierce County Fair on August 12. Matthew Lambert / RiverTown Multimedia4 / 19
Bobbi Flynn, 35, of Hudson holds a delicious pork chop on a stick at the Pierce County Fair on August 12. Matthew Lambert / RiverTown Multimedia5 / 19
During the "Little Dairymen" show, Bella (left), 6, and Lucy Shafer, 3, of Elmwood walk Fanny through the Arena Barn at the Pierce County Fair on August 12. Matthew Lambert / RiverTown Multimedia6 / 19
The Fair isn't just about cheese curds, Justin Karras of River Falls makes stir fry at the Pierce County Fair on August 12. Karras works for Island Noodles, a company based out of River Falls. Matthew Lambert / RiverTown Multimedia7 / 19
Nick Dattilo performs for family's during his show at the Pierce County Fair on August 12. Matthew Lambert / RiverTown Multimedia8 / 19
These Spring Valley boys were delighted to feed a goat a treat Saturday, Aug. 12 at the Pierce County Fair. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia9 / 19
These bovine buddies were resting comfortably at the Pierce County Fair Saturday, Aug. 12 after a long day of showing. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia10 / 19
The summery weather brought long lines to the Pierce County Fair lemonade stands Saturday, Aug. 12. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia11 / 19
Competitors lined up at a water shooting game at the Pierce County Fair Saturday, Aug. 12. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia12 / 19
The sun peeked through the trees and over the ferris wheel Saturday, Aug. 12 at the Pierce County Fair. Lines for the unlimited ride wristbands 12-5 p.m. were very long. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia13 / 19
Screaming teenagers could be found on the Air Max ride at Mr. Ed's Magical Midway at the Pierce County Fair Saturday, Aug. 12. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia14 / 19
The Elm Valley Patriots, a brand new 4-H Club, did a nice job with their first 4-H display booth in the Round Barn at the Pierce County Fair. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia15 / 19
This isn't a grocery store aisle: it's a display of homegrown eggs adorned with prize winning ribbons in the poultry/rabbit barn at the Pierce County Fair. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia16 / 19
The Busy Fingers 4-H Club had a successful Pierce County Fair, as evidenced by their rabbit award board in the rabbit/poultry barn. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia17 / 19
Fred the pig was begging passersby for marshmallows, a special treat, at the Pierce County Fair Saturday, Aug. 12. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia18 / 19
A bird's eye view of the Pierce County Fair from the ferris wheel is a must. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia19 / 19

The third day of the Pierce County Fair had fun, excitement, and beautiful weather for all to enjoy on Aug. 12.

Junior horse, dairy, and goat judging kicked off the morning with all able to see some  exotic animals as well. Lemurs, camels, and llamas graced the Pierce County Fairgrounds as part of the Fantasy Corral petting zoo.

There was music, rides, a pork chop on a stick, and many other tasty treats and exciting things to see.

There's only one more day for people to enjoy the fair until next year. Here’s a list of events to enjoy as the fair will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., with all veterans able to get free admission:

  • Jr. Horse judging at 9 a.m. at the Horse Arena.
  • Pony Pull at 10:30 a.m. at the Grandstands.
  • Nick’s Kids show, that has interactive music, at 11 a.m.
  • Veterans Center Readjustment Counseling Services, for free, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., north of Senior Citizens Building.
  • Pickles the Clown will be performing magic and balloon twisting from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Gazebo.
  • A Veterans Ceremony and Century Farmer Recognition at 11:30 a.m. at the Picnic Shelter.
  • Horse Pull at 12:30 p.m. at the Grandstands.
Matthew Lambert

Matthew Lambert joined the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal in December 2016 covering government, school board, and writing features about the community. He is a graduate of Winona State University with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism. 

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