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Wadena County Fair continues through the weekend

It's hard to beat slamming into one another, and there was plenty of that Thursday in the bumper cars during the county fair. Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal1 / 7
Angie (from left) and Andrew Paklonsky, Carter Odden and Emily Beard reach the top of a ride Thursday during opening afternoon at the Wadena County Fair midway. Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal2 / 7
Holding on for dear life is one young rider who made it not only to the end of the arena but evened circled back before sliding to the ground. Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal3 / 7
Cooper Damlo counts out some change for customers of his business Canoe Paddle Kettle Corn, Thursday at the Wadena County Fair. His dad, Ryan, loads up more bags of the sweet and salty goodness. Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal4 / 7
Fair board members Darin Lehmann and Larry DeWald raise the official 4-H flag for the start of the Wadena County Fair, Thursday, June 20. Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal5 / 7
Alyssa Myran was the champion not only at the red light, green light race, but at the candy bar race Friday morning at the Wadena County Fair. What's a candy bar race? Eat a candy bar as fast as you can and race your competitor to the other end of the corral when you finish. Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal6 / 7
The state fair lineup for 4-H dairy competitors brought out a wide range of dairy cattle. Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal7 / 7

Things started off great and turned a bit soggy during the opening day of the Wadena County Fair Thursday.

Weather was cool and perfect for festival goers Friday as many toured throughout the acres of activities.

The big event Friday night includes Central MN Bulls and Barrels at the grandstand followed by Dirt Road Dixie.

Cool weather continues Saturday along with chances for showers throughout the day.

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