Anoka County Fair in full swing

The Anoka County Fair is in full swing with fried-food favorites, barns full of prize animals, thrilling midway rides and more to take in.

The fair continues through Sunday at the Anoka County Fair Grounds, 3200 St. Francis Blvd., Anoka.

For a complete schedule, visit www.anokacountyfair.com.

Olivia Koester is at [email protected]

Anoka County Commissioner Matt Look’s son beats the heat with shaved ice on the first day of the Anoka County Fair, July 22. Photos by Olivia Koester Ham Lake’s Teresa Kostick feeds her three rabbits mid-afternoon opening day of the Anoka County Fair. Left to right, Monica Jenson, of East Bethel, and Savannah Picotte, of Anoka, debrief after pattern work in the 12th- and 13th-grade English equitation competition, an Anoka County 4-H program. Lemonade, donuts, pizza and more. Booths line the fair grounds selling everything you can imagine – most of it fried. Left to right, Katrina Miller and Brooke Imm pose for a caricature by Rob Laskey, who’s been perfecting his craft for the past 14 years. Jordyn Buelow, 4, smiles as a midway ride lurches forward. Jonah Prum, 5, was tentative at first, but after gliding down the Fun Slide once, he had to have another taste. Grandma Dodi Andrews stands beside Brayden Quarles, 1, on the carousel.
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Left to right, Monica Jenson, of East Bethel, and Savannah Picotte, of Anoka, debrief after pattern work in the 12th- and 13th-grade English equitation competition, an Anoka County 4-H program.