Scene at the fair

The 4-H tradition continues

Around 5,600 4-H kids from sixth grade through college freshmen travel from the farthest corners of the state to the fair, having earned the spot to exhibit livestock and showcase fine arts projects. 

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Abbey Hoffman, 19, of Benson washed Holsteins behind the Cattle Barn with her fellow 4-H’ers on the first day of the fair.
A pair of 4-H'ers slept among their cows in the Cattle Barn Friday.
Hannah Kuisle, 18, of Rochester snuggled with Truffles, a Nigerian Dwarf goat owned by her friend.
Kate Spadgenske, 19, and her brother Adam, 15, as passed the time with their fellow 4-H'ers in the Cattle Barn.
Kaylee Mohn, 12, of Lakeville stood with her Holstein steer Sunny before showing him in the 4-H competition Friday.
4-H'er Hannah Hulinsky of Otsego washed a brown Swiss behind the Cattle Barn Wednesday.
4-H'er Hannah Hulinsky of Otsego washed a Holstein behind the Cattle Barn Wednesday.
4-H'er Lauren Rott, 14, cuddled a Holstein as Bryce Larson, 16, napped nearby in the Cattle Barn.
4-H ambassadors Jess Waldbillig, left, and Katie McKenzie greeted fair goers outside the 4-H Building Sunday.
A group of 4-H'ers performed their State Arts-In musical on the Harkness Hall Stage in the 4-H Building.
4-H'ers performed their State Arts-In musical on the Harkness Hall Stage in the 4-H Building.
A 4-H barn model by Dylan Vite sat on display in the 4-H Building Sunday.
Eileen Otto, left, sat in a rolling cart as she, Elizabeth Johnson, center, and Amanda Philipp, right, decorated the 4-H Building before the opening of the fair.
A gnome wandered through a container fairy garden by 4-H'er Kenyon Kingsbury of Wright County.