Mecosta County Agricultural Free Fair ends after a week of fun

BIG RAPIDS — The 2017 Mecosta County Agricultural Free Fair closed on Saturday after a week of events that brought in hundreds of people to watch showcases and enjoy carnival rides.

The family-friendly fair takes place annually at the Mecosta County Fairgrounds and has 4-Hers preparing all year for their exhibits.

The fair week, which began on Monday, July 10, featured 4-H showcases such as a rabbit show on Monday; a goat fun show on Wednesday; a baby calf show on Thursday; and a livestock skill-a-thon on Friday.

 

The Gymkhana class began at 8 a.m. Saturday and lasted most of the day at the Mecosta County Agricultural Free Fair. (Pioneer Photo/Brianne Twiddy)

 

A competitor in the Gymkhana class works to tightly pull her horse around the pole in an attempt to get the fastest time in her age group. (Pioneer Photo/Brianne Twiddy)

 

A young rider keeps tight control of her horse as she rounds the pole in the Gymkhana class on Saturday at the Mecosta County Agricultural Free Fair. (Pioneer Photo/Brianne Twiddy)

 

A young rider loops around a barrel in the Gymkhanais class, a speed pattern race for riders, on Saturday at the Mecosta County Agricultural Free Fair. (Pioneer Photo/Brianne Twiddy)

 

Two women wait for the next rider to enter the ring for the Gymkhana class on Saturday. (Pioneer Photo/Brianne TwiddY)

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Brianne can be reached by phone at (231) 592-8365 or by e-mail at btwiddy@pioneergroup.com.

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