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Scenes From the Colorado State Fair

This is the last weekend to go to the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo.

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Cade Simpson from Weld County finds a few moments to relax before the Junior Livestock sale at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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At the Butterfly Encounter, for a couple of dollars, fairgoers can buy sugar sticks and have a butterfly to study unclose. At the end of the fair, the butterflies will be set loose . (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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At the Butterfly Encounter, for a couple of dollars, fairgoers can buy sugar sticks and have a butterfly to study unclose. At the end of the fair, the butterflies will be set loose . (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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At the Butterfly Encounter, for a couple of dollars, fairgoers can buy sugar sticks and have a butterfly to study unclose. At the end of the fair, the butterflies will be set loose . (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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At the Creative Arts building, many colorful and award winning quilts are on display. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Colorado businessman Jake Jabs (foreground) goes up to claim his grand champion hog that sold for $30,000 for Vada Vickland from Longmont. Jabs is a member of the Denver Rustlers, a group of politicians and businessmen that come to the Colorado State Fair every year and support the kids who raised livestock for competition. The Junior Livestock sale was held at the Pueblo State Fair on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Vada Vickland from Longmont shows her grand champion hog at the Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair. The Junior Livestock sale was held at the Pueblo State Fair on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Scenes from the Junior Livestock Auction at the Colorado State Fair. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Scenes from the Junior Livestock Auction at the Colorado State Fair. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Scenes from the Junior Livestock Auction at the Colorado State Fair. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Scenes from the Junior Livestock Auction at the Colorado State Fair. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Scenes from the Junior Livestock Auction at the Colorado State Fair. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Scenes from the Junior Livestock Auction at the Colorado State Fair. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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One fairgoer takes home a nice prize from the games area. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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At the Creative Arts building, the display of winning dahlias is set up. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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At the Creative Arts building, the display of winning dahlias is set up. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Scenes from the Junior Livestock Auction at the Colorado State Fair. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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The cowboy comedy team of Fables of the West entertain the crowds everyday. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Scenes from the Junior Livestock Auction at the Colorado State Fair. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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"Who are you looking at?" A wild looking chicken in the poultry barn. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Scenes from the Junior Livestock Auction at the Colorado State Fair. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Bayley Walker from Weld County gives a speech to Pikes Peak Posse member Jim Johnson to try to get him interested in buying her hog at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Scenes from the Junior Livestock Auction at the Colorado State Fair. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Although the Colorado State Fair doesn't officially start until Friday, some of the livestock competitions were already underway on Thursday, August 24, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Although the Colorado State Fair doesn't officially start until Friday, some of the livestock competitions were already underway on Thursday, August 24, 2017. A contestant pulls a contrary calf unto a grooming stall. The fair will continue through Sept. 4. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Although the Colorado State Fair doesn't officially start until Friday, some of the livestock competitions were already underway on Thursday, August 24, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Although the Colorado State Fair doesn't officially start until Friday, some of the livestock competitions were already underway on Thursday, August 24, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Although the Colorado State Fair doesn't officially start until Friday, some of the livestock competitions were already underway on Thursday, August 24, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Although the Colorado State Fair doesn't officially start until Friday, some of the livestock competitions were already underway on Thursday, August 24, 2017. Garrett Anderson from Ault, Colorado, shows some blue ribbon showmanship moves in one of the sheep categories. The Colorado State Fair will continue at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo, Colorado, through Sept. 4. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Although the Colorado State Fair doesn't officially start until Friday, some of the livestock competitions were already underway on Thursday, August 24, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Although the Colorado State Fair doesn't officially start until Friday, some of the livestock competitions were already underway on Thursday, August 24, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Although the Colorado State Fair doesn't officially start until Friday, some of the livestock competitions were already underway on Thursday, August 24, 2017. Garrett Anderson from Ault, Colorado, shows some blue ribbon showmanship moves in one of the sheep categories. The Colorado State Fair will continue at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo, Colorado, through Sept. 4. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Every year, Oreo the miniature horse is in the petting barnyard at the Colorado State Fair. His owners Charlotte Bishop and her daughter, Ashley Bishop, give Oreo a good bath before he gets endless pets from children. Although the Colorado State Fair doesn't officially start until Friday, preparations were underway on Thursday, August 24, 2017. The fair will continue through Sept. 4. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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Every year, Oreo the miniature horse is in the petting barnyard at the Colorado State Fair. His owners Charlotte Bishop and her daughter, Ashley Bishop, give Oreo a good bath before he gets endless pets from children. Although the Colorado State Fair doesn't officially start until Friday, preparations were underway on Thursday, August 24, 2017. The fair will continue through Sept. 4. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

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