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PHOTOS: Kandiyohi County Fair-goers enjoy food and carnival rides

The Kandiyohi County Fair closed Saturday after the annual week of events.

Dante Perez, 6, of Willmar takes a bite out of a corn dog while attending the Kandiyohi County Fair on Saturday, August 13, 2022.
Dante Perez, 6, of Willmar, takes a bite out of a corn dog while attending the Kandiyohi County Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
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WILLMAR — Fair food, carnival rides, live music, cooking competitions, a demolition derby and more capped off this year's Kandiyohi County Fair on Saturday. Cloud cover kept high temperatures at bay as folks from all over Kandiyohi County and beyond poured into the fairgrounds in northwest Willmar for one last chance for some fair fun.

Fair-goers chat at a mini donut stand at the Kandiyohi County Fair on Saturday, August 13, 2022
Fair-goers chat at a mini donut stand at the Kandiyohi County Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
Thrill-seekers ride the tilt-a-whirl at the Kandiyohi County Fair during the final day of the fair on Saturday, August 13, 2022.
Thrill-seekers ride the tilt-a-whirl at the Kandiyohi County Fair during the final day of the fair on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
Photos of county fair dog events from 1990 to present day run along a wall in an exhibit room at the Kandiyohi County Fair on Saturday, August 13, 2022.
Photos of Kandiyohi County Fair dog events from 1990 to present day run along a wall in an exhibit room at the County Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
Becky Benoit, at left, holds a pan for husband Dave Benoit to place ribs into for their business, "The Holy Smoker," during the Kandiyohi County Fair on Saturday, August 13, 2022.
Becky Benoit, left, and husband Dave Benoit fill a pan with ribs for their business, The Holy Smoker, during the Kandiyohi County Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
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Children patiently wait for a ride to begin at the Kandiyohi County Fair on Saturday, August 13, 2022.
Children patiently wait for a ride to begin at the Kandiyohi County Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
Marshall Ray, 2, of Spicer waves while passing by on the carousel with mother Simone Ray at the Kandiyohi County Fair on Saturday, August 13, 2022.
Marshall Ray, 2, of Spicer, waves while riding the carousel with mother Simone Ray at the Kandiyohi County Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
Kandiyohi County Fair superintendent Marilyn Dunn cuts up sampler sizes out of caramel rolls for the crowd to enjoy following the Bakers Best Caramel Rolls Contest at the Kandiyohi County Fair on Saturday, August 13, 2022.
Kandiyohi County Fair Superintendent Marilyn Dunn cuts sample sizes from caramel rolls for the crowd to enjoy following the Bakers Best Caramel Rolls Contest at the Kandiyohi County Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

Macy Moore is an award-winning photojournalist at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minnesota.
She can be reached via email: mmoore@wctrib.com or phone: 320.214.4338.
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