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Fun abounds at Jefferson County Fair

By Staff | Aug 27, 2010
Jefferson County resident Robbie Brown tries his hand at a game of bean-bag-toss with a friend at the Jefferson County Fair on Tuesday.
From left, sisters Miranda and McKay Dodson of Charles Town prepare a goat for the heavyweight division show at the Jefferson County Fair on Tuesday afternoon.
A crowd gathers near one of the pavilions during a livestock show on Tuesday
A family checks out the menu at St. James Scoopers ice cream stand. The concession stand is one of many run by local nonprofits at the fair.
Sierra Godfrey of Middleway struggles with a stubborn feeder-class goat during the goat judging at the Jefferson County Fair.

LEETOWN -The Jefferson County Fair kicked off this week, bringing with it the usual sights, sounds and smells so closely associated with this classic piece of Americana.

In addition to the rides and games, there were plenty of other activity as well. One could watch students lazing about during the day, soaking up the last bit of summer recreation. Others were involved in FFA livestock shows. Some simply came to have a leisurely stroll through the grounds.

The fair also is an important fundraiser for many local nonprofits and charities. Chronicle photographer Michael Theis visited the fair this week and returned with these enduring scenes of summer fun.