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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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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