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Lawrence resident Rocky Swearingen has “shear” talent when it comes to showing sheep, and his debut on “Tough Grit” will baa-ck it up. Ewe can catch him on RFD-TV at 6 p.m. on April 15. By Rebekka Schlichting
Drivers were scrambling to get their cars up to snuff minutes before the Demolition Derby was scheduled to start Friday. They were removing bolts, cutting metal and detaching plates — all violations of the of Douglas County Fair’s Demolition Derby rules.
An attorney for the estate of an Overbrook woman who died from injuries in a January highway crash in Douglas County has filed a lawsuit against several parties seeking $5 million in damages.
What the heck is going on here? Well, it is the 4-H llama show at the Douglas County Fair. In other words, a livestock show that has been crossbred with “The Gong Show.”
Squeals, laughter and organized chaos: This is the best way to describe the Pee Wee Swine Showmanship contest at the Douglas County Fair.
Fewer people, especially youths, working in gardens these days
With fewer people entering the Douglas County Fair's vegetable contest, fair veterans worry for the future.
Each July, Pamplona, Spain, hosts the running of the bulls, and the Garzillo family of Baldwin City hosts its own tradition: the washing of the chickens.
On Saturday afternoon, Douglas County 4-H’ers put to the test skills they’ve honed all week but never had the chance to showcase.
Fast repairs keep cars in the action
Chris Craig sits in the front seat of his silver 1980 Chevy Caprice, but he’s not driving the car. He’s using a welding torch to cut a hole in the floor of his car, in a race against the clock to get back into the muddy arena they call the demolition derby.
Here’s the schedule for the final day of the annual Douglas County Fair at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 21st and Harper streets:
The third annual Barnyard Olympics were Saturday, Aug.6, 2011, at the Douglas County Fair.
Chefs from three Lawrence restaurants participated in a Chef's Challenge Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at the Douglas County Fair. Each chef was required to use locally grown food and shop for several items at the farmers' market on the fairgrounds.
Parents and relatives of 4-H'ers talk about keeping their kids and animals cool on a very hot day at the Douglas County Fair.
Douglas County 4-H'ers display their chickens, roosters, geese and turkeys during the poultry show judging on Tuesday.
Douglas County Fair kicks off with its Jackpot Barrel Race on July 29, 2011.
The 2010 Douglas County Fair came to a close Saturday evening. Children had the chance to compete in events they'd been training for all week with the Barnyard Olympics.
Carnival Workers with Moore's Greater Shows Carnival talk about lights, crowds and life on the road.
The llama competition at the 2010 Douglas County Fair featured a sibling rivalry between two Eudora brothers. The brothers look to hone their skills and return to the competition next year.
The first heat from the demolition derby at the Douglas County Fair.
Heat two from the demolition derby at the Douglas County Fair.