Day one of the Tippecanoe County Fair went off without a hitch.
The smell of fried food, popcorn and burgers filled the fun fair and adults and children alike were delighted to finally be able to come back and enjoy the famous summer pastime.
The day mainly focused on 4-H events with the rides opening at 5pm.
Events will continue through July 24 and the rides will operate weather permitting.
Children’s traction tractor, Brady Martin
Brady Moore doesn’t sweat as he pedals on the track.
Goat with a coat
A goat in a neon coat watches people stroll through the fairgrounds.
The Ferris wheel is quiet on Saturday before the carnival opens at 5 p.m.
The Champion Insect Collection features a wide variety of insects and was selected for the State Fair in the 4th grade category.
Cake Decorating Quotes
Submissions for the cake decorating event are on display and are accompanied by a slight smell of sugar.
A cold lemon shake-up compensates for the humidity and heat of the open-air funfair on Saturday.
A cow rests her head on the edge of her pen.
Miniature orange grove
A miniature orange grove is on display in the event hall of the new exhibition center.
Children’s traction tractor, Avery Moore
Avery Moore is working hard to drive his tractor through the show ring.
Cat judging spectators
Despite the early start time, the competitors and many spectators showed up on Saturday to watch the cat judging event.
Cooks prepare orders for burgers, hot dogs and rib eye outside the cafeteria.