Fair fun in Belmont
County 4-H fair was big on Jell-O, but a bubble gum blow-out
Although opening-day attendance was up from last year - largely because last year's fair was all but rained out - fair president Fran Wendelboe said the overall numbers were down early Saturday. However, she said numbers were getting better during the day and fair officials were hoping for a good day today.
Billed as the biggest little agricultural fair in the Granite State, the fair features lots of 4-H kids who brought their animals - cows, horses, dogs and more - to compete against other 4-H members and their animals.
Young Haley Marshall isn't a fan of Jell-O, yet she won one of the contests Saturday.
Another Jell-O contest winner, Ammon Rose of Franklin, was so eager to win that he knocked his paper bowl off the table during the competition.
"It was messy," he said. "The fun is getting messy and eating Jell-O."
"The gum was too hard," said Kelby Brooker of Ashland, one of the winners. "I did OK, but for some reason the gum was really hard."
The fair continues Sunday starting at 9 a.m., with events like oxen-pulling, sheep-sheering, and horse and pony competitions running all day. Admission is $7; free for children under 10. For more details, go to bc4Hfair.org.
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