Fair flashback: Costumes and animals create fun for exhibitors and spectators

Participants in the animal and people costume contest at the Osage County Fair, from left, Katie Lowry, Karley Lowry, Lynnea Nelson, John Sand, Gracy Smith, and Tate Smith.

Fair season is over for the summer in Osage County, but reflecting back on Osage County’s three fairs this year brings to mind all of the fun had by spectators and exhibitors, especially during the 4-H and Open Animal Costume Contest. The contest was held June 29, 2018, during the Osage County Fair, at Osage City, with Marty and Wylie Young as mother-son contest superintendents.

Six participants dressed up for the occasion, as follows: Karley Lowry, 6, Burlingame 4-H Cloverbud, bucket calf “Sweetie”; John Sand, 8, North Osage 4-H, bucket calf “Flex”; Katie Lowry, 9, Burlingame 4-H, bucket calf “Blossom”; Tate Smith, 10, Willing Workers 4-H, bucket calf “Mac”; Lynnea Nelson, 11, North Osage, cat “Clint”; and Gracy Smith, 12, Willing Workers, market goat “Fabio”.

Jonnie Voiers, Lyndon, and Danielle Garrison, Overbrook, had the task of judging the contest, and determined the winners: Open class champion, Karley Lowry; junior champion, Tate Smith; senior/intermediate champion, Lynnea Nelson; People’s Choice Award, Gracy Smith.

Superintendents’ note: Special thanks to the judges for volunteering their time and to the Osage City fair board for providing the trophies and prizes for all the contestants.

Information and photo thanks to Marty Young.

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