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The 26th annual Kendall County Fair closed on Sunday after four days of 4-H competitions, riding, entertainment and family fun.
The fair opened on Thursday with the annual Western Speed Show, where riders of all ages competed in a variety of categories, from exhibition poles, to Texas 8 barrels. Entertainment continued through the weekend, with events including the tractor/truck pull, where the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office got the night off to a successful start in an “exhibition pull,” using the department’s MRAP (mine-resistant armor protected) vehicle to pull the sled across the Grandstand Arena to the cheers of the packed stands.
Throughout the weekend, visitors and local 4-H members surrounded themselves with animals entered for competition, from beef to goats to poultry. The livestock prove to be a perennial attraction for visitors to the fair, including Merle and Machelle Green of Plainfield who visited the fair for the first time on Thursday.
“This is really nice,” Machelle said. “It’s like a mini Wisconsin Fair.”