For 14 years, Rebekka Mantegna has brought her sheep from Rocky Meadows farm in Roy to the Pierce County Fair.
She not only shows her animals to the public but also does shearing demonstrations.
“I like this fair because it’s small and friendly. It’s really laid back,” she said Friday. “I have fun teaching people about my sheep because a lot of the public have never interacted with farm animals.”
The 66th edition of the fair is underway in Graham and runs through Sunday. Attractions include the Wenatchee Youth Circus, Kids’ Pedal Tractor Pull and a horse pie-eating contest.
There are also livestock exhibits featuring horses, goats, llamas and chickens. Competitions will be held throughout the weekend for each animal group. In addition to interacting with the farm animals, visitors can browse a gamut of vendor’s tents featuring food, locally grown flowers, and clothing and crafts.
Kate Cendejas learned about the fair after recently moving to Graham from Puyallup..
“We’re new to the area and we’ve never been to this fair before,” Cendejas said.
“Puyallup fair is so big, but this is cute and watching the Wenatchee circus was fun.”