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Lee Delatorre provides moral support to his friend Hayley O'Keefe, 15, who showed a swine with Lakewood Ranch High.

Manatee County Fair stuffed with fun

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 |

Lee Delatorre provides moral support to his friend Hayley O'Keefe, 15, who showed a swine with Lakewood Ranch High.

Dennis Lee, also known as Dennis the Rodeo Clown, helps promote a corn dog eating contest. He also has a strolling act at the fair, as well.

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 |

Dennis Lee, also known as Dennis the Rodeo Clown, helps promote a corn dog eating contest. He also has a strolling act at the fair, as well.

St. Petersburg residents Avery, Adam and Nicole Kersey are eager to see the corn dog eating contest.

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 |

St. Petersburg residents Avery, Adam and Nicole Kersey are eager to see the corn dog eating contest.

Myakka's Silas Stillman, 10, wins the corn dog eating contest for his age division, consuming almost three corn dogs.

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 |

Myakka's Silas Stillman, 10, wins the corn dog eating contest for his age division, consuming almost three corn dogs.

Myakka's Simeon, 7, can't stop smiling as he participates in the corn dog eating contest.

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 |

Myakka's Simeon, 7, can't stop smiling as he participates in the corn dog eating contest.

Heritage Harbour resident Elijah Gelongo, a junior at Southeast High School, serves corn dogs to the public.

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 |

Heritage Harbour resident Elijah Gelongo, a junior at Southeast High School, serves corn dogs to the public.

Gracyn Carpenter, 3, of Parrish, readies to watch the Barnyard Chicken show.

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 |

Gracyn Carpenter, 3, of Parrish, readies to watch the Barnyard Chicken show.

Lakewood Ranch High's Alex Whalen, 16, shows off his heifer, which got first in her class.

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 |

Lakewood Ranch High's Alex Whalen, 16, shows off his heifer, which got first in her class.

Nolan Middle School's Taylor Zwart, 13, snuggles with her heifer, Bessie.

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 |

Nolan Middle School's Taylor Zwart, 13, snuggles with her heifer, Bessie.

Nolan Middle School's Marina Redden, 11, enjoys showing her 3-month-old heifer, Delilah, in the fair.

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 |

Nolan Middle School's Marina Redden, 11, enjoys showing her 3-month-old heifer, Delilah, in the fair.

Students showed off their swine during the swine sale Jan. 13.

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 |

Students showed off their swine during the swine sale Jan. 13.

Manatee County Cattlemen Association Sweetheart Genaveve Henson poses with swine shower Natalie Greenhaw, of East County, the buyer of her pig, Alan Conley with Rhiannon Swirles.

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 |

Manatee County Cattlemen Association Sweetheart Genaveve Henson poses with swine shower Natalie Greenhaw, of East County, the buyer of her pig, Alan Conley with Rhiannon Swirles.

Friends Caleb Lauder, John Osborne, Jonathan Klepper and Iakir Coffman know each other from school .

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 |

Friends Caleb Lauder, John Osborne, Jonathan Klepper and Iakir Coffman know each other from school .

Sabella Osterholm, 4, can't resist posing for the camera.

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 |

Sabella Osterholm, 4, can't resist posing for the camera.

Lakewood Ranch Nora and Melissa England make their rounds to the midway rides.

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 |

Lakewood Ranch Nora and Melissa England make their rounds to the midway rides.

Caroline Grindstaff, 5, visiting from Lakeland, cheers for the pig races.

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 |

Caroline Grindstaff, 5, visiting from Lakeland, cheers for the pig races.

Bradenton's Emily Nablo and Joe Hansen are ready to watch pig racing.

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 |

Bradenton's Emily Nablo and Joe Hansen are ready to watch pig racing.

Pigs take off as part of the Show Me Swine Racers event.

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 |

Pigs take off as part of the Show Me Swine Racers event.

Kevin Thornton, 9, of Bradenton, beats his mom, Crystal in a Minion water shooting race.

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 |

Kevin Thornton, 9, of Bradenton, beats his mom, Crystal in a Minion water shooting race.

Peridia's Erika McNeill, 4, gives the lazy ladder challenge her all.

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 |

Peridia's Erika McNeill, 4, gives the lazy ladder challenge her all.

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