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Spokane County Interstate Fair

The 2010 Spokane County Interstate Fair opened Sept. 10, and will run through Sept. 19.

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Pony pride: Devin Hille, 8, right, of Spokane, shows off his prize-winning Shetland pony, Willie, to Mike Dauer and his son, Sullivan, 1. It was the first time Devin had shown at the fair, and he was awarded reserve grand champion in the grade pony competition.


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Stubborn charges: Rita O’Connor, 18, left, and her brother Danny, 14, struggle with their Boer goats as they head to the washing station. The teens brought 31 goats to the fair from the Copper Penny Ranch near Athol.


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Bath time: Danny O’Connor gives his Boer goat, Limerick, a dousing at the cleaning station.


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Heavy haul: Justus Moody, 4, of Cheney, works hard to haul 150 pounds 20 feet in the pedal tractor pull. He finished 2 inches short of the finish line.


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Support from the crowd: Spectators cheer on Justus Moody, 4, in the pedal tractor competition.


Finish in sight: Elena Mattfeld, 6, hauls 225 pounds in the tractor pull.


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In full swing: Justin Rich, 18, hefts the hammer in a carnival game measuring strength.


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Festive attire: Bob Field, 65, pumpkin judge at the fair, donned a green wig on the opening day. He says it “adds to the enjoyment of the fair.”


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Up in the air: Scott Anger, 21, of Spokane, takes a spin on the Yoyo carnival ride. “Its a little scary,” he said.


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That’ll do, pig: Tanner Noller, 8, of Chattaroy, greets passers-by as he chats about his pig, Pork Chop.


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Garden bounty: Award-winning vegetables are on display at the fair.


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Joy rides: The Eagle 16, left, and the Ring of Fire carnival rides reach into the sky.


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Short-lived souvenir: Emily Armstrong, 11, of Spokane, gets a temporary bumble bee tattoo on her arm. Her second choice, she said, would have been a skull and cross bones sporting a pink bow.

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