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Fun at the Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo!

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Photo by Julia Hart

Team pulling requires strong hands on the reins and a matched set of draft horses. More than 15 teams of well-trained draft horses made up the field at the annual Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo team pulling contest held last Friday in Grandview’s Country Park rodeo arena. Here, the team of Wally and Dixie make pulling 4,500 pounds of dead weight look easy.

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A perfectly groomed Herford, along with owner Lauren Ziegler of the Zillah FFA chapter, cools off at the watering trough.

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Nothing tastes quite as good as Grandview Rotary Club corn-on-the-cob at the fair. Here, Kobie Abrams munches on his corn cob while his sister Cassidy thinks about tackling her fair eats.

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A tricked out 1928 Essex sedan captures the attention of car lovers (L-R) Riley Whitcomb of Portland and Duane May of Walla Walla, who were attending the annual Grandview Chamber of Commerce car show held this past Saturday at Country Park. The car show is a regular feature at the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo.

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Local youth did more than display their hard work in raising animals during the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo in Grandview. They also exhibited artwork, like this first-place entry submitted by Jennifer Solorano of Pioneer Elementary School in Sunnyside. The mixed-medium work is titled, “The Sleeping Quilt.”

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Only the very best vegetables earn the right to be Grand Champion ribbon winners. The vegetables were on display in the horticulture building at Grandview’s Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo.

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Zillah FFA Chapter exhibitor Hailey Ziegler waits patiently with her lamb before entering the livestock auction ring last Saturday morning. The sheep sold for $4 a pound.

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Building supervisors Willard Mears and Barbara Merz relax after a long morning of checking entries in the Country Park building at the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo.

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Mike Condie bathes his Angus cross breed 4-H animal for the livestock auction held last Saturday morning. The Zillah 4-H member hoped to get at least $4 per pound for his steer at the auction.

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Entertaining Friday night with spot-on covers of country favorites were the Olson Brothers in concert at the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo.

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