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Douglas County Fair 2008

Animal auction wraps up fair
August 4, 2008
Nine-year-old Grace Baxter had the beginnings of a knot in her stomach when she paraded her grand champion market steer, Chico, in the sale ring of the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds’ Community Building. But it lessened as buyers shouted bid after bid in hot competition for Chico, who sold at a $5,000 premium, on top of a base bid of $1,209.
Video: Fair closes with animal auction

The Douglas County Fair wrapped up Sunday with bids and buys at the livestock auction. 4-H kids from around the county showed up to sell the animals they've raised since birth to the highest bidder. Watch »

Video: Remote Control Time-Lapse from the Douglas County Fair

Scenes from the Douglas County Fair spring to life using remote control time-lapse imagery. The time-lapses were captured over two days using a digital still camera, an audio recorder, and a rotating tripod head. Watch »

Video: Demolition Derby rolls through fair

It was a packed house at the Douglas County Fair Friday as over 50 drivers took place in five demolition derby heats, all leading up to the feature smash off. Watch »

More Douglas County Fair 2008
A fair to remember: Enjoy award-winning recipes year-round at home
August 6, 2008
Whether they’re 7-year-old newbies or seasoned adult chefs, the Douglas County Fair brings out plenty of cooks wanting to show off their favorite concoctions. This year’s fair, which ended last weekend, was no exception. Cakes, breads, pies, cookies and other creations tickled the judges’ tastebuds enough to earn top ribbons at the fair. Here are some of the winners and their recipes.
Douglas County Fair Tractor Pull draws a crowd
July 31, 2008
Owners of beautifully restored tractors gathered Thursday night in the ever-so-popular Douglas County Fair Tractor Pull.
Rockets, recycling on display at Douglas County Fair
4-H members show off innovations
July 29, 2008
Innovation was the key Tuesday at the Douglas County Fair.From lamps to clocks, rockets and bike racks, local 4-H club members showed judges at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds how to create something out of nothing.
Douglas County Fair fun kicks into high gear this week
July 29, 2008
With entries judged and some preliminary events under its belt, the Douglas County Fair kicks off in earnest Wednesday. Whether it’s carnival rides, animals or other entertainment you’re after, the fair provides a family atmosphere - even if it is a bit warm out.
Judges savor a taste of the fair
July 29, 2008
Towering cakes, sugar-topped breads and other delectable treats tempted the taste buds of judges and entrants Monday at the Douglas County Fair. On the ninth day of the fair, food took center stage, as home-baked goods and crops were judged, alongside arts and crafts.
Stick horses a hit with fair crowd
July 28, 2008
About 40 riders mounted their horses Sunday to compete in an open show during the Douglas County Fair. The show was smaller than last year, but organizers C.B. and Gretchen Brumm weren’t surprised. “We kind of expected it to be down a little bit with the economy, plus the heat,” Gretchen said. “But it’s still a really good turnout.”
Horse race kicks off fair’s 1st weekend
91 riders compete in barrel racing event
July 26, 2008
A lot of hard work went into a few seconds and a cloud of dust Friday night at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Area youth and open-class racers - 91 total from the area - saddled up their horses to ride around three barrels in the ring as fast as they could. It was the Jackpot Barrel Racing Competition that kicked off the first weekend of the Douglas County Fair.
Horse shows start at fairgrounds Saturday
July 25, 2008
Douglas County Fair starts this weekend, and that means the horses will be coming out of their barns.
Fair’s lessons worth more than rising costs
Interest still high as fuel, feed prices soar
July 21, 2008
Tucker Gabriel has received an economics lesson this year along with his main 4-H project. The 10-year-old Eudora boy has watched the sticker shock set in as the cost to feed his market steer that he plans to show at the Douglas County Fair (Friday through Aug. 3) has increased.