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Kids, cowboys and critters take over county fairgrounds

Josephine Piepkorn of New York Mills enjoys an exciting game at the Wadena County Fair.1 / 9
Photo by Brian Hansel Aaron Anderson, left, battles Austin Koljonen in a playful test of martial skills.2 / 9
Michelle Nortermann, right, brought a big group of kids up from Swanville for the Wadena County Fair. The group included Anthony Notermann, left, Bailey Loxterkamp, Andrew Nortermann and triplets Corinne, Alex and Abe Nortermann.3 / 9
Ashley Lehmkuhl cuddles Simba, a one-year-old Lionhead rabbit that her sister, Machaela, showed Friday afternoon.4 / 9
Dustin Tigges and Angel Pogue pose for a sketching artist in the Family Fun building.5 / 9
Photo by Brian Hansel A sheriff is flanked by his deputies as they stage a mock shootout with the Sloan Gang at the Wadena County Fair.6 / 9
An Old West Society "mule skinner" cracks a bullwhip for the crowd.7 / 9
Photo by Brian Hansel Gunfire erupts as the Sloan Gang shoots it out with a sheriff and his two deputies Friday afternoon. The Old West Society of Minnesota staged the shootout on the Wadena County Fairgrounds.8 / 9
Roger Boehland of Bertha fills a bucket during the Barnyard Olympics Saturday.9 / 9