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Friday at the Dodge County Fair all about the kids

August 18, 2018
Batman and Belle pose before a musical performance at the Dodge County Fair on Friday. The fair continues through the rest of the weekend.

Belle did not succeed.

“Maybe we can get Batman to sing a song, too,” she said, after Elsa’s rendition of “Let it Go” on stage at the Dodge County Fair, a long way from Beast’s castle.

He did seem to be singing along before, after all, but in the end Batman instead joined Belle and Elsa in dance teacher mode and showed off how to do some moves to “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars.

It was a day for the kids at the fair on Friday, whether they rushed to the front of the stage at the first Bruno Mars beat, or lined up with their ducks under their arms to be judged before a large audience in the small-animals pavilion. Later in the day came a magic show and a family-friendly “wild and wacky” game show.

Judging for 4-H continued throughout the day in numerous animal categories, while other pigs, ducks and goats raced on Fairview Road. Much of the judging for the non-animal categories has already been completed, with the big ribbon winners on display for fair-goers to come through and take a look, including cakes and cookies that still seem to be holding up in the summer heat.

One project in the Youth Building was a full artificial KFC meal, complete with mashed potato, corn, two Cokes and an apparently confused fly buzzing around.

With the sun beating down, the rides were packed as Friday came with a $25 wristband for unlimited rides through the late afternoon. In the middle of the day, Children up to age 12 competed in a miniature tractor pull, using pedal tractors.

The Dodge County Fair will continue through Sunday with more contests, judging and musical performances the whole weekend. Grand Funk Railroad will perform with Foghattonight, while the demolition derbies are Sunday.

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