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Down at the fair


August 23, 2019

Shelly DeCaigny

Early evening skies provide the perfect backdrop to welcome visitors to the Carlton County Fair.

Another Carlton County Fair has come and gone, and with it all the 4-H kids and their farm animals, carnival rides and games, tractors, race cars, horses, music, fair food and, of course, all the fairgoers who streamed into Barnum Thursday through Sunday to see and be seen.

Fair manager Allysha Sample estimated total attendance at 50,000 over the four days, and said Saturday broke records for attendance, including a sold-out grandstand and pit passes for that evening's demolition derby.

"We had a phenomenal fair this year," said Sample. "We couldn't have asked for better weather - breezy du...

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