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Summer fun continues as Beltrami County Fair kicks off

Thousands gathered at the Beltrami County Fairgrounds on Wednesday for the first day of the fair.

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Community members enjoy the Zipper and other fair-time favorites on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Beltrami County Fair.
Maggi Fellerman / Bemidji Pioneer
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BEMIDJI — Thousands gathered at the Beltrami County Fairgrounds on Wednesday for the first day of the fair.

Along with the traditional carnival rides, barns full of animals and everyone's favorite fair food, fair-goers also were treated to a concert from Poppa Bear Norton in the grandstand and several 4-H horse shows. There was also a llama and alpaca show, along with a dog agility demonstration.

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At the horse arena, costume class attendees and their horses dress up on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Beltrami County Fair.
Maggi Fellerman / Bemidji Pioneer

Remaining fair events

On Thursday, a Motocross Hot Laps race will take place at 6 p.m. followed by a feature race at 7 p.m.

Wojo’s Rodeo shows will be featured at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and Baja Races will bring up the rear at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

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The rest of the week will feature a slew of demonstrations such as Tae Kwon Do, Headwaters Science Center appearances, a balloon artist, a woodcarvers club, horticulture exhibits and a mural artist.

Beltrami County 4-H will host many traditional events and activities.

Local authors are also making appearances on Saturday and Sunday to show fair-goers what they’ve been writing.

More information can be found at www.beltramicountyfair.org.

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Fair-goers ride the Sizzler on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Beltrami County Fair.
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Fair attendees check out the llamas on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Beltrami County Fair.
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Fair-goers get fresh squeezed lemonade on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Beltrami County Fair.
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Fair-goers check out the rabbits on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Beltrami County Fair.
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Fair-goers ride Pirates Revenge on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Beltrami County Fair.
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Children throw their hands up on the swings on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Beltrami County Fair.
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Fair attendees check out the largest pig in the barn on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Beltrami County Fair.
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Beltrami County Electric employees host a demonstration for fair-goers on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Beltrami County Fair.
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Fair attendees feed the alpacas on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Beltrami County Fair.
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Children play carnival games on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Beltrami County Fair.
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The Ferris wheel runs on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Beltrami County Fair.
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Children pose for a photo on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Beltrami County Fair.
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Beltrami County Electric employees hoist fair attendees up in a bucket truck on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Beltrami County Fair.
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Children check out a booth on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Beltrami County Fair.
Maggi Fellerman / Bemidji Pioneer

Maggi is a reporter at the Bemidji Pioneer focusing on outdoor and human interest stories. Raised in Aitkin, Minnesota, Maggi is a graduate of Bemidji State University's class of 2022 with a degree in Mass Communication.
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