A fair unlike any other

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With participation, access limited, focus was on youth and animals

  • Kathryn Jennings looks to keep control of her goat who has his own way of doing things while Dalton Land follows behind during 4-H Clover Kid showing at the Hamilton County Fair. News-Register/Richard Rhoden
    Kathryn Jennings looks to keep control of her goat who has his own way of doing things while Dalton Land follows behind during 4-H Clover Kid showing at the Hamilton County Fair. News-Register/Richard Rhoden
  • DJ Bridwell led off Friday night’s “Six Feet of Separation Celebration” concert south of the grandstands. To view more fair photos, see page B3. News-Register/Kurt Johnson
    DJ Bridwell led off Friday night’s “Six Feet of Separation Celebration” concert south of the grandstands. To view more fair photos, see page B3. News-Register/Kurt Johnson
  • Though DC Lynch did not bring its carnival to this year’s fair, the company did provide several food booths. News-Register/Kurt Johnson
    Though DC Lynch did not bring its carnival to this year’s fair, the company did provide several food booths. News-Register/Kurt Johnson
  • Brekyn Papineau hands out balloons to some youngsters that were released just before the swine show Saturday in honor of Nicholas Pachta. News-Register/Richard Rhoden
    Brekyn Papineau hands out balloons to some youngsters that were released just before the swine show Saturday in honor of Nicholas Pachta. News-Register/Richard Rhoden
The 149th version of the Hamilton County Fair looked and felt like none before it, thanks to an ongoing pandemic which limited participation and access. By Monday, fair organizers were already making plans for the “biggest fair that Hamilton County has ever seen” in 2021, but not before reviewing the successes and challenges of a COVID-era celebration. “The overall consensus of the 2020…

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