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The 2017 Douglas County Fair doesn’t officially kick off until Monday, though equine enthusiasts should have their fill of activities this weekend at the fairgrounds, 2120 Harper St.
Shelby Miller is a bit envious of her brother’s first name. She is the firstborn of Doug and Kay Miller’s three children, yet brother Derby was given the name associated with the family's passion for demolition derbies.
The bucket flip was the secret to success Saturday in the Douglas County Fair’s Barnyard Olympics. “It’s hard,” said Paulette Hays of Eudora. “It can cost you time.”
As she prepared a dish Wednesday before about 120 people attending the sixth-annual Douglas County Fair’s Chefs Challenge, Sarah Hess described her cooking style as “all-American anarchy.”
Dolly the llama’s nose kept close to the hand of Collin Flory as he grabbed a fist of bromegrass from a square bale Tuesday afternoon at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Soon, the 2-year-old llama was munching on the brome as Collin petted her black-and-white coat. “Llamas make great pets,” Collin said. “She acts like a little dog. She’s really easy to take care of. All you have to have a little pasture, give her a little feed in the evening and make sure she has water.”
Wyatt Slavin got off to a shaky start Saturday at the Douglas County 4-H Dog Club’s annual county fair dog show. The afternoon dog show, along with a morning pet show, were the opening events in Building 21 of the 2016 Douglas County Fair.
The final day of the Douglas County Fair kicked off this morning with kids and creatures competing to become showmanship champions at the Round Robin Showmanship contest at 9 a.m. Douglas County 4-H members from ages 7 to 18 strutted steer, pigs, sheep and goats around the arena before expert judges in each category.
A mass of dirt clods rocketed a couple dozen feet into the air as one driver charged into a three-car pileup in the center of the arena, a cloud of steam engulfing the unfortunate vehicle that endured the brunt of the collision. The scene was par for the course Friday evening at the Douglas County Fairgrounds as drivers in all manner of mangled cars crashed into one another at the annual demolition derby.
Baylie Moon, 19, stood outside the gates of the rodeo ring in the community building at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, her chocolate-brown horse Dozer at her side. The pair were fresh off their run around the cloverleaf-shaped course in the fair's annual jackpot barrel racing, and Dozer, an 11-year-old quarter horse, was eager for his post-race treat.
It's not yet 10 a.m., and a fight has already broken out in the front yard of the Anderson home outside Baldwin City. A pair of black and white spotted hogs size each other up, hoof to snout, and a sparring match commences with a few head-butts and fairly harmless bites. The whole thing doesn't look much different from a playful fight between puppies.
Nine-year-old Chase Ice and his mother Heather Ice talk about all the work that goes into raising a bucket calf.
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.