Taylor Stanley,16, of the Vinland Valley 4-H club, sprays her hog with some cool water as temperatures hit 101 at the Douglas County Fair.
Mary Ellen Barnes examines a jar of jam Tuesday at the Douglas County Fair. She will travel to eight county fairs this year to judge countless jars of jam, without tasting any of them.
Eight-year-old Emily Leslie steadies her chicken, Angel, as 14-month-old Estela Robles moves close to pet it Thursday in the poultry barn at the Douglas County Fair.
Two pigs sleep in a pile of wood chips under the shade of the swine barn Thursday at the Douglas County Fair.
A sheep named Mongo, at right, lets its voice be heard as it is dried off by owners Dusty Newell, Baldwin City, and daughter Ashley Newell, 8, on Thursday after they gave the animal a bath in preparation for the Sheep Show at the Douglas County Fair.
A rabbit huddles close to a frozen water bottle at the Douglas County Fair on Tuesday, trying to keep cool in temperatures that topped 100 degrees.
Rebecca Donaldson, 7, of the Stull Busy Beavers 4-H club, entered her craft project as judge Nancy Reed, of Oskaloosa, admired her hard work. Entries rolled in Monday as craft projects, food, photography and animals started filling the buildings.
Passing time with her goat Izabella, Jayhawk 4-H club member Jillian Myers, 8, took it easy Monday evening at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Jillian and others entered their club projects on Monday for the Douglas County Fair, which runs all this week.
That magic touch was all it took for Katie Pattrick, 15, of the Palmyra 4-H club, to ease her hog Tank as she gave him a bath on Monday night.
Pie Judge Betty Kandt, from Manhattan, tastes a piece of a blueberry-peach pie on Monday night. Food judging will continue today at the fair.
Judge Sy Nyhart, a retired Leavenworth County Extension agent, talks to Kalen Dressler, 9, of the Eudora 4-H club, about her vegetable entry on Monday.
Carson Pine, 7, is a member of the Jayhawk 4-H club, but his craft project was a replica of the Kansas State University football stadium.
Addison Maynard, 5, and her mother, Janace Maynard, both of Lawrence, took first place in Lead Line event at the Douglas County Fair on Sunday.
some of the 21 contestants in the stick horse event wait to hear the judges’ thoughts after the competition. The traditional event for kids up to age 6 was part of the open horse show Sunday at the Douglas County Fair.
Cooling off between judging events Sunday at the Douglas County Fair, Baylie Moon, of the Stull Busy Beavers, and her horse, Max, take advantage of a fan in the Community Building.
Gavin Johnson, 6, Lawrence, dressed like a cowboy and rode his stick horse for judges Sunday at the Douglas County Fair. Gavin won first place, as did all other contestants.