Photos: 2017 Mitchell County Fair

A happy-looking hog holds down the pen at Mitchell County Fair. (EJ Photo/Alex Schmidt)

The Mitchell County Fair was held to great success this last week, and thousands descended to the fairgrounds to celebrate the very best that Mitchell County has to offer, with a full slate of events revolving around agricultural education and it’s preservation for our youth and businesses of Mitchell County and the surrounding areas.

Miss St. Ansgar Daria Jorgensen poses with her heifer Margo, who earned the Reserve Champion Heifer ribbon at the Mitchell County Fair. (EJ Photo/Alex Schmidt)

Students of all age groups who have worked tirelessly throughout the year submitted thousands of exhibits of all sorts; from living breathing animals to baked goods, crafts and works of art (and much more) that impressed judges and earned them ribbons and a chance for commendation at the Iowa State Fair later this month.

Natalie Bork and her quilting project are both headed to the Iowa State Fair after earning a purple ribbon at the Mitchell County Fair this week. (EJ Photo/Alex Schmidt)

On Wednesday, Miss Mitchell, Emmi Taets was crowned the 2017 Mitchell County Fair Queen, and Ma’Kiyaha Jackson and Lucas Johanns were each crowned Little Miss and Little Mister Mitchell County.

(R) 2017 Mitchell County Fair Queen: Miss Mitchell, Emmi Taets and (L) First Runner-Up: Miss Osage, Brooke Scharper (EJ Photo/Alex Schmidt)

The Mitchell County Fair Board provided top-notch entertainment for fairgoers all weekend long, with headlining events drawing huge crowds to the grandstand; including combine and car demolition derbies on Thursday and Saturday, respectively, and live music from rock and roll acts ‘Challenger’ and ‘Menace’ on Thursday and Friday.

Little Miss Mitchell County Ma’Kiyaha Jackson enjoys the perks of royalty, especially ice cream cones from the Mitchell County Dairy Trailer. (EJ Photo/Alex Schmidt)

Congratulations to all who participated in the Mitchell County Fair, and job-well done to all who make the fair possible each year! Without the countless hours of hard work and dedication of numerous volunteers, our county fair would simply not be possible.

Kylie Kruse of the Stacyville Shooting Stars 4-H Club and her bottle calf ‘Clifford’ during judging at the Mitchell County Fair. (EJ Photo/Alex Schmidt)


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