Rochester Country Fair kicks off with music, truck pulling, animals

Aug 19, 2016

The Rochester Country Fair had its first of four days full of activities on Thursday night. There were events for everyone and all ages, with more to come throughout the weekend.

In addition to food vendors, there were also tents with people selling trinkets and handmade goods, as well as tents for local organizations such as the Rochester Land Trust and the Rochester Historical Society.

On one side of the fairgrounds Tattoo Cowboy played live music and kids played games and activities in Kid Land.

The kid's arena had a water sponge relay and an egg and water balloon toss, plus Trevor “The Games Man” on stilts for entertainment.

Children also lined up to take a turn on the mechanical bull and for pony rides.

Animals were well represented with cows, sheep and goats all present for people to see and pet.

Under the big tent was an auction, where lots of household items and furniture were sold to raise money for the fair.

The fair weekend continues on Friday with the Nerf Olympics for kids, antique tractor pulling, a dairy cow show and a concert by Journey and John Cougar Mellencamp cover band The Idol Kings.

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