Fun at the 2011 Isanti County Fair

People from around the county gathered Wednesday through Sunday to enjoy rides, games, food, music and more at the 2011 Isanti County Fair. Photos by Elizabeth Sias

Kenzie Wilkinson, 8, and her sister, 6-year-old Kayla, hold on tight during their roller coaster ride at the fair Thursday afternoon. Photos by Elizabeth Sias


Families enjoyed plenty of rides and games at the midway this year, including 2-year-old Zoe Knudsen, seen here playing the ring toss.


Grace Zortman, 7, races down the “Fun Slide” during the fair on Friday.


Four-year-old Aziz June gently holds a rabbit at the petting zoo.


Seven-year-old Zoey Montury pets a 10-day-old fawn at the Isanti County Fair.


Lily Strecker, 11, feeds the goats at the children’s petting zoo during the fair.


Braden Emerson pedals as hard as he can during the children’s pedal tractor pull Friday afternoon.


Looking at her family on the sidelines, Grace Hoffmann smiles during the pedal tractor pull.


Preston Moss looks ahead with determination as he competes in the pedal tractor pull.


Four-year-old Meghan Stauffer enjoys a pony ride at the fair.


Kelley Torkelson sheers her sheep, preparing it for open class judging at the fair.


Kevin Mielke of Rice, Minn., competes in the “open/modified 6200” class during the tractor pull Friday evening with his tractor named “The Outlaw.”


Doyle Peck plays some country classics during Senior Day at the Isanti County Fair on Thursday.


Elwood “Woody” Steele and Shirley Karstens receive their plaques as 2011’s Outstanding Seniors during Senior Day at the Isanti County Fair on Thursday afternoon.