Fair’s thrills surpass weekend’s foul weather

  • Ray Rodeheauer and Suzanne Lagasse of Soldotna get some laughs riding the Sizzler at the Kenai Peninsula Fair carnival on Saturday night.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News
  • Taylor and Timberlee Davis on Anchor Point fly high on the Swinger at the Kenai Peninsula Fair carnival on Saturday night.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News
  • Nevaeh Rawls of Anchor Point flies high at the Kenai Peninsula Fair carnival on Saturday night.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News
  • Hank Geragotelis of Homer and Kellen Isenhour of Anchor Point dance to the music of Homer Free at the Kenai Peninsula Fair on Saturday night.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News
  • Home Free performing at the Kenai Peninsula Fair on Saturday night.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News
  • The place to be Saturday night was at the Kenai Peninsula Fair, listening to music by Home Free.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News
  • Kenai Peninsula Fair Queen Miranda Martin of Homer shows off the division champion ribbon she won for her mosaic. -Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News
  • Samantha Martin of Homer not only won a blue ribbon but also a division champion ribbon ffor her goat, Yanell. She also won ribbons for her bead and art work.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News
  • A color guard from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10221 in Anchor Point leads the Kenai Peninsula Fair parade Saturday morning in Ninilchik.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News
  • Bill Walker, gubernatorial candidate, greets spectators at the Kenai Peninsula Fair parade Saturday morning in Ninilchik.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News
  • Mead Treadwell, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, greets spectators at the Kenai Peninsula Fair parade in Ninilchik on Saturday morning.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News
  • Mike Chihuly, former fire chief of Ninilchik Emergency Services, takes part in Saturday's Kenai Peninsula Fair parade in Ninilchik.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News
  • Peonies by Alaska Peony Market Co-Op claim a first-place blue ribbon and a division-champion purple ribbon at the Kenai Peninsula Fair.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News
  • Sisters Angela and Aubrey Duncan of Sterling show off their blue-ribbon goat, Becky, at the Kenai Peninsula Fair.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News
  • Pig wrangler Judah Johnston of Soldotna keeps two of the Kenai Peninsula Racing Pigs moving during a race Saturday morning.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News
  • Sen. Peter Micciche, a candidate for the Alaska Senate, treats Kenai Peninsula Fair visitors to hay rides.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News
  • In spite of Saturday morning's rain, visitors lined up at the gate of the Kenai Peninsula Fair. -Photo by McKibben Jackinsky

In its 63rd year, the Kenai Peninsula Fair attracted large crowds Friday, Saturday and Sunday, in spite of heavy rainfalls and a fair amount of wind.

Carnival rides drew screams from thrill-seeking visitors. The popular Kenai Peninsula Racing Pigs drew bets and laughs. Exhibits of the homegrown and the homemade — highlighted by this year’s theme “sow it, grow it, show it” —  drew entries. The performances of famous musicians drew large audiences. And numerous food vendors drew the hungry.

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