Children slide down a super slide Friday at the Thurston County Fair, which ran July 31 through Aug. 5.


Battle of the Bands winner the Micaiah Sawyer Band perform Saturday afternoon to crowds of fair goers.


A pair of Jersey dairy cows take a rest from the heat Saturday afternon at the Thurston County Fair.


Start your engines! Small children take a ride on an ATV merry-go-round style ride Saturday afternoon at the fair.


There were games-a-plenty at this year’s Thurston County Fair. From ring tossing to the hammer strength test, there was plenty to love in every corner of the fair ground.


Rainier FFA hog showman finalist Carson Edminster speaks with judge Andy Barth Friday during the market show.


Yelm’s Samantha Hyder keeps her hog in check during the senior market show. Hyder and her pig took home reserve championship.


Class a hog showman grand champion Bela Burke leads her four-legged co-contestant around the ring during Friday’s market show.


Judge Andy Barth, of Spokane, looks on at contestants during the class b junior pig market show. During the Friday event, Barth said he wasn’t looking to quiz showmen on the technical side of raising a hog, but rather a general swaft of information.


Yelm’s Kayleigh Brown auctions off her blue-ribbon rabbits during Saturday’s Thurston County Youth Market Animal Sale.


Harleyjo Holman wheels around a collection of her grand champion rabbits during the annual fair auction. Her rabbits went for high $30 per pound.


Junior Yelm 4-H’er Bailey Mounts shows off her 1,499-pound blue-ribbon steer during the annual county fair auction.

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