Saturday, August 26, 2017

Houghton County Fair offers fun, education for all ages

Preparing to exhibit her sheep, Licorice, at the Sheep and Goat Show is Eva Halonen, right, assisted by her friends Kyla Strom, left, and Bailey Strom. (Photo by Keweenaw Now)

HANCOCK -- The Houghton County Fair at the Fairgrounds in Hancock is a great opportunity for children to exhibit the animals they have worked hard to raise for sale or show. It's also a great learning experience. Keweenaw Now followed one young sheep owner, Eva Halonen, and her lovely black sheep, Licorice, from the livestock barn to the livestock pavilion during the Houghton County Fair on Friday, Aug. 25.

During the Sheep Show at the pavilion, some of the young exhibitors faced challenges in holding on to their lively sheep during the judging:

Some of the sheep are just not too cooperative when it comes to posing for the judge! (Videos by Keweenaw Now)

Licorice and some of the other sheep are still a bit stubborn, but Eva and the other young exhibitors finally get them in line, with a little help from the judge and his assistant.

The Houghton County Fair offers lots of fun and activities for the whole family. Highlights for today, Saturday, Aug. 26, include a Cowboy Challenge at noon, followed by an Open Horse Fun Show in the Horse Arena; Kids' Fun Day from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Indoor Arena; an Educational Demonstration in the Livestock Barn at 6 p.m.; Monster Trucks at 7:30 p.m.; Hypnotist Kerry Sharp at 9 p.m. and more.

On Sunday, Aug. 27, don't miss the John Bishop Memorial Youth Horse Show at 10 a.m.: the Kivajat Folk Dancers on the Indoor Stage at 2 p.m.; a Lyme Disease Educational Seminar at 3 p.m. on the Indoor Stage; Dinosaurs; the Remote Control Car Racing Tournament at 3:15 p.m. and more!

Click here for the full schedule and information.

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