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PHOTOS: Sarpy County Fair

PHOTOS: Sarpy County Fair

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Patric Euse and his son Oliver rode down the slide at the Sarpy County Fair carnival on Aug.4

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Several kids competed in the Mutton Busting competition at the Sarpy County Fair on Aug.5. Kids 60 pounds or less held on to some rambunctious sheep for as long as they could.

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Baby Yoda stood out amongst the many 4-H creations at the Sarpy County Fair on Aug. 4.

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This pink pig was created by Tracey Jones for the open class category in 4-H at the Sarpy County Fair on Aug.4.

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The crowds showed up for the open class tractor pull on Aug.4 at the Sarpy County Fair.

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This truck was one of several entries in the open class tractor pull at the Sarpy County Fair in Springfield on Aug.4. See more photos at the Times website.

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The 2021 Sarpy County Fair got off to a rousing start on Wednesday, as the little ones tried their hand in riding the big sheep during the opening “Mutton Bustin’” competition at the Rodeo Arena.

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The 2021 Sarpy County Fair got off to a rousing start on Wednesday, as the little ones tried their hand in riding the big sheep during the opening “Mutton Bustin’” competition at the Rodeo Arena.

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The 2021 Sarpy County Fair got off to a rousing start on Wednesday, as the little ones tried their hand in riding the big sheep during the opening “Mutton Bustin’” competition. The results were mixed.

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The 2021 Sarpy County Fair got off to a rousing start on Wednesday, as the little ones tried their hand in riding the big sheep during the opening “Mutton Bustin’” competition. The results were mixed.

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The 2021 Sarpy County Fair got off to a rousing start on Wednesday, as the little ones tried their hand in riding the big sheep during the opening “Mutton Bustin’” competition at the Rodeo Arena. See more photos on Page A6 and at the Breeze website.

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Young competitors in Wednesday’s “Mutton Bustin’” competition got some important tips from a real bull rider of the Double S Bull Company Extreme Bull Riding Tour. The bull riders competed later in the evening at the Rodeo Arena on the fairgrounds.

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The Sarpy County Fair continues the tradition of celebrating agriculture and the good that comes from the land.

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The Sarpy County Fair continues the tradition of celebrating agriculture and the good that comes from the land.

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Looking the judge in the eye is the key to a successful presentation, as demonstrated by Douglas-Sarpy 4-H members during the sheep showing competition at Thursday’s Sarpy County Fair.

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Cruz Martinez of Papillion and his 4-month old leghorn pullet Sol were a formidable, multi-ribbon winning duo at last week’s Sarpy County Fair. Martinez, 12, also won Champion Junior Showman at the 4-H Swine Show with his pal Porky.

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While everyone gave credit to the work of the Douglas-Sarpy 4-H members, it should not be forgotten how hard the cattle labored during the 2021 Sarpy County Fair. They get tired, too.

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Kilee Wilkinsen of Bellevue and her Florida White rabbit Holiday won Best of Breed at last week’s Sarpy County Fair. Wilkinsen, 15, also won Champion Intermediate Showman at the 4-H Swine Show with her pal Maggie.

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Auctioneer Don Petersen works the room at the 4-H Pie Auction on Friday.

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There is no bigger thrill for Sterling Nuss, 2, of Gretna, than a day with Grandpa Tom Oltman of Papillion, trying out some of the new machinery on display last Friday at the Sarpy County Fair.

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Connor Dunwoody has the time of his life on one of the several bobcats at the Sarpy County Fair.

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Easton Gruhlkey tries to calm down his goat before the pygmy goat show on Aug. 6 at the Sarpy County Fair.

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After a year off the Sarpy County Fair did not have a problem with attracting the community far and wide to its grounds last week.

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Jim Jansen, Sarpy County Fair Board president, desperately looks for a towel to clean his face off at the pie auction on Aug. 6 at the Sarpy County Fair.

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Kennedy Parks marches her goat around for the 4-H judge on Friday at the Sarpy County Fair.

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There was a hierarchy of prize pets to grab at Saturday’s Animal Scramble. First the rabbits, then ducks, and finally chickens … unless your mom is yelling at you from the stands to grab a chicken.

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Hunter Hand of First United Methodist Church of Springfield was on grill duty Saturday. Thousands of burgers, chicken pieces, and pork tenderloin sandwiches flew out of the church’s food stand during the five-day fair.

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Johnny Krapp of Springfield takes a snack break from his scooping duties during Saturday’s 4-H Adult Showmanship Contest.

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Frank McAvoy of Gretna and Bill Birge of Bennington work on a “cantankerous” antique crude oil pumping machine on Saturday. His pump was on display for the Elkhorn Valley Antique Power Association’s 25th Annual Antique Tractor and Farm Machinery Show, held in conjunction with the Sarpy County Fair.

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Frank McAvoy of Gretna works on a “cantankerous” antique crude oil pumping machine on Saturday. His pump was on display for the Elkhorn Valley Antique Power Association’s 25th Annual Antique Tractor and Farm Machinery Show, held in conjunction with the Sarpy County Fair.

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A classic event, Saturday’s Ladies Soaped Pig Contest impressed a packed Sarpy County Fair Rodeo Arena with the contestants’ grit and tenacity. The pig was unavailable for comment.

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A classic event, Saturday’s Ladies Soaped Pig Contest impressed a packed Sarpy County Fair Rodeo Arena with the contestants’ grit and tenacity. The pig was unavailable for comment.

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The Elkhorn Valley Antique Power Association’s 25th Annual Antique Tractor and Farm Machinery Show, held in conjunction with the Sarpy County Fair, never fails to impress.

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The Elkhorn Valley Antique Power Association’s 25th Annual Antique Tractor and Farm Machinery Show, held in conjunction with the Sarpy County Fair, never fails to impress.

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Attendees of the 2021 Sarpy County Fair were treated to an array of activities and events, but the centerpiece is always the grand variety of animals on hand for 4-H competitions.

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