By ETV 10 News Staff
The fun of the Carbon County Fair ramped up on Thursday as young ones gathered to compete in the fair’s annual power wheels derby. Castle Country youth battled it out at the derby for a chance to take home the top prize.
Also that day, contestants brought their furry friends donned in their best for the pet contest, which was hosted at the Carbon County Fairgrounds. Fifteen contenders vied for the best spot with categories such as smallest, cutest, best trick and more. Costumes such as elves, a husband and wife duo, and a matador could all be spotted on the four-legged friends.
Friday brought out community members for a cornhole tournament, vendors, train and carriage rides, and bounce houses. The day also featured a tug of war contest, with the ETV 10 News team taking home the top prize and the Waste & Water Logistics team finishing as the runner up.
Then, Carbon County royalty members hosted a free baby contest at the Carbon County Fair early Saturday morning. Youngsters aged zero to two years old drew oh’s and ah’s from the royalty members and crowd as they took the stage. Categories included cutest baby, best dressed, best hair, most talkative and more. Winners of each category walked away with a sash and a special present courtesy of the royalty members.
Saturday’s fun continued with a Dutch oven cook off featuring local candidates for office. Tony Martines, candidate for Carbon County Commission, took first place. Sulika Laulu Merrell, candidate for Carbon County Clerk/Auditor, took a close second.
The day also featured a pie baking contest followed by free pie tasting for fair goers. The fair culminated with the annual Carbon County Search & Rescue Demolition Derby that evening.