At The Fair, Carrying On A TraditionPosted: Updated:
The Jefferson County Fair passed the mid-way point Thursday, and mixed in with the rides and fair food was the fair's oldest tradition - showing animals.
The fair has its roots in agriculture, so every year farm families bring their animals hoping to win "best in show," and every year it's someone's first time having to put an animal through its paces.
This year, Seth Moser, age 10, from Castorland, is showing cows and learning the nuances of bringing livestock in front of judges, including - oddly enough - where to look.
"If you don't look at the judge he won't really think you really think you really care," Seth told 7 News reporter Patrick Malowski Thursday.
Another rookie at the animal tent is Madison Robbins of Philadelphia.
Madison won an essay contest and her prize was a now three month old calf, Bella, who has taught her a lot about responsibility.
"Yeah, she's usually a spoiled brat," Madison said.
So far this week - Madison and Bella have a 3rd place and 2nd place ribbon.
"When she's in that show ring she does awesome," Madison said.
The animal competition continues Friday. The fair runs through Sunday, with admission free every day. The fair is open 10 AM to 9:30 PM through Saturday, and until 6:30 PM Sunday.