MC Fair is a success

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BELOIT –  The Mitchell County Fair went off without a hitch except for maybe the one used by the Beloit FFA Club to pull a trailer load of spectators around the grounds. 

A cool front arrived just in time for fair week with the carnival opening night on Wednesday showing a large crowd of comfortable spectators. The remainder of the week cooled off in the evening hours for another successful year.

The 4-H events showed talented youth throughout the fair dedicated to their clubs and earning high award Grand and Reserve Championships in their fields after countless hours of hard work that paid off.  

Several new events occurred this year with a crowning of the Mitchell County Pagent Queens as participants also served over 100 hours of community service in the area.  A 3-D archery tournament and a kids free fun shoot also made an appearance with several attending. Laser tag was a hit with the younger and older fair-goers alike as they found hiding places in the outside arena, awaiting their moment for the attack on their opponents. 

Several entertainers took to the stage with free entertainment for all, and a milking demonstration let individuals participate in the process and also in butter making. The "Treeslayer" created carvings in wood throughout the fair and sent home some happy individuals with several of his masterpieces.

As always, the petting barn was a highlight as well as mutton bustin', the demo derby, the Enduro races, food vendors and many other events.

Behind the scene volunteers, parents and donating businesses helped make end another successful year at the Mitchell County Fair.  

"All went well," said Mitchell County Fair board President Charlie Mears. "We had nice weather, good 4-H and FFA participation and a good carnival."

See more results and photographs of the 2017 Mitchell County Fair in the upcoming "After the Fair" edition. 

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