4-H Clover Buds start the annual Barnyard Olympics with the wheelbarrow event at the Miami County Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 20. Pictured are (from left) Liam White of Overland Park, Aidan Weller of Paola, Holly Mickel of Osawatomie and Bridget Little of Louisburg.
Nine-year-old Alaina Roth (left) of Louisburg gets some help from her older cousin Abbi Ebel of Nebraska to wash her sheep in preparation for the 4-H/FFA Sheep Show on Tuesday, July 23, at the Miami County Fairgrounds.
Members of the Busy Beavers 4-H Club ride on a float honoring Apollo 11, which traveled to the moon 50 years ago in July 1969. Pictured are (from left) Gemma Dobey, McKenna Bueker, Grace Kinaman, Jayla Derrel, Anne Baltgell and Josie Dees.
Rodney and his team of horses takes off in the draft pull contest at the Miami County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, July 24. The team was pulling 5,500 pounds during the round. A huge crowd turned out for the free event, highlighting a sport that has been popular in Kansas for many years.
There was a long line of people waiting to ride the Tilt-A-Whirl at the Miami County Fair carnival on Friday, July 26. The picture, shot at a two-second exposure, makes it look like the ride rapidly spinning in a circle.
Brantley Timmons, left, and Tyson Almond, of Paola, each have their own steering wheel for a ride at the Miami County Fair carnival on Friday, July 26. It was the first time Brantley rode a ride at the fair carnival.
New Miami County Fair royalty were crowned before the start of the Mutton Bustin’ competition Thursday, July 25, at the Miami County Fairgrounds. Makenzie Moser, 10, (middle left) was crowned princess and Camryn Grandon, 12, (middle right) was crowned queen. Presenting the trophies were reigning princess Shelby Hatcher (left) and queen Raye Nolte (right).
Livestock judges (from left) Logan Wilson, 17, Osawatomie; Atticus Sondy, 16, Paola; and Ethan Hatfield, 16, Pomona, inspect a pig guided by Ashley Ward, 13, Paola, during the livestock judging contest Friday, July 26, at the Miami County Fairgrounds.
Livestock judges (from left) Levi Minden, 13, Paola; Avarie Hightower, 12, La Cygne; Bentley Stewart, 10, Paola; Calla Higbie, 12, Quenemo; and Dakota Allen, 11, Osawatomie, write down their scores while judging goats during the livestock judging contest Friday, July 26, at the Miami County Fairgrounds.
Elouise Common, 4, Louisburg, holds onto tightly to her sheep a it darts across the arena during the annual Muttin Bustin’ competition at the Miami County Fair on Thursday, July 25. She was one more than 50 riders in the event that has become one of the most popular attractions of fair week.
Miles Ford, 5, Parker, loses his hat as his sheep darts across the rodeo arena in the Mutton Bustin’ competition at the Miami County Fair on Thursday, July 25. Mutton Bustin’ has become one of the most popular events at the annual fair.
Callie Hart, Paola, 4; Levi Sloan, Wellsvile, 4; and Cooper Hickman, Paola, 4, placed first, second and third in the 4- and 5-year-old division of the Mutton Bustin’ competition at the Miami County Fair.
Megan Benne, 13, Louisburg, Explorers, grand champion intermediate construction style review, grand champion intermediate buymanship style review, reserve grand champion performing arts and grand champion constructed clothing style review.
Krista Haley, 17, Paola Shooting Sports, grand champion geology, grand champion mineralogy, reserve grand champion crops and gardens, grand champion production hens, grand and reserve grand champion senior dairy goat and grand champion senior dairy goat showmanship.
Avarie Hightower, 12, La Cygne, Mound Builders, reserve grand champion floriculture, grand champion junior constructed clothing style review, reserve grand champion crossbred steer, grand champion supreme heifer, grand champion junior showmanship and third place overall showmanship.
Eileen Benne, 18, Louisburg, Explorers, grand champion constructed clothing, grand champion buymanship clothing, grand champion Rally 2 dog training, reserve grand champion Agility 2 dog training, grand champion senior horse showmanship, grand champion senior horse performance, reserve grand champion senior horse racing, senior horse division buckle and reserve grand champion pony halter.
Atticus Sondy, 16, Paola, Happy-Go-Getters,was grand champion fashion review, grand champion food gift basket, grand champion bicycle derby, reserve grand champion poultry showmanship, reserve grand champion antiques and blue ribbons in photography, food and energy management.