High times at the county fair

Sam Neutz of Maple Lake and his Dorset ewe, Lucky, relaxed at ringside between judging events.

Sarah Sypnieski of the Monticello Monarch 4-H club guided her trusty mount through the Western Pleasure Pony class to a first-place blue ribbon at Friday’s 4-H horse show.

Pig races were featured daily at the fair, providing great entertainment for spectators.

This comely redhead was entered for competition by her caregiver, Natalie Neumann of the Chatham Climbers 4-H club.

Adam Goelz, Maple Lake, and his son, Paul, lined up alongside a couple of enthusiastic 4-H’ers for a big glide down the Fun Slide.


The 2014 Wright County Fair was graced by great weather and good fortune as more than 61,000 fairgoers filed through the gates of the fairgrounds in Howard Lake Wednesday through Sunday of last week. Temperatures stayed relatively low in 2014, attendance was healthy, events went off without a hitch, and the folks who flocked to experience a wide array of attractions and events did not come away disappointed. 
Fair Board Secretary Dennis Beise reported that once again, Friday night’s demolition derby was a sellout, the combine derby and tractor pull also had an excellent turnout, and vendors, too, were happy with this year’s turnout.
“It was just a good fair all around,” he said, “just a good old county fair.”
Maria Zaske of Maple Lake was named one of this year’s Wright County Fairest of the Fair Ambassadors, along with Amy Marquette of Buffalo and Chelsea Menshausen of Monticello.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.
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