Fun in the sun at the 137th Isanti County Fair

Photo by Urmila Ramakrishnan Cambridge ambassadors Kaitlyn Martens, Shelby Swanson and Kasey Bruss (left to right) had a busy day painting faces at Kids Day. Photo by Urmila Ramakrishnan Clara Haas, 2.5, takes a go at driving a car. There were many fun rides at the Isanti County Fair. Photo by Urmila Ramakrishnan Isanti ambassadors. Photo by Urmila Ramakrishnan The Grandstand was full as engines revved and young motocross riders tested their speeds on the course Wednesday evening. See pages 8-9 for more Fair photos. Sylus Emmel, 3.5, has a gallant time on a pony ride.	Photo by Urmila Ramakrishnan Zach “Capt’n Crash” Choban of North Branch Township jumped his Crown Vic into a stack of cars during the “Night of Destruction” July 25 in the Grandstand. Bill Friedland and Mae Linderberg were honored as the 2014 Isanti County Outstanding Seniors during a recogition program held Thursday afternoon. Photo by Rachel Kytonen Children sprawled out on the grass to watch a variety of performances throughout Kid’s Day Friday. Cameron Linder, 1, grabbed the fence to get closer to the foals. He was so excited that he nearly jumped out of his stroller. There were plenty of collisions in the heat races– along with clouds of dust– during the “Night of Destruction.” Clay “Wild Man” Gallagher and son Zach “Capt’n Crash” Choban also thrilled the crowd by bashing into or jumping over junkers in between the races. Photo by Greg Hunt There were plenty of collisions in the heat races– along with clouds of dust– during the “Night of Destruction.” Clay “Wild Man” Gallagher and son Zach “Capt’n Crash” Choban also thrilled the crowd by bashing into or jumping over junkers in between the races. The “Night of Destruction” at the Isanti County Fair Grandstand held a wild 10-lap race between women drivers (insert joke here). Lisa McLaughlin of Isanti in the “Mad Mama” car held off her cousin, Amanda Hanson of St. Paul, around a muddy corner. Those two, pictured at right in their race costumes, finished first and second that night. There were plenty of collisions in the heat races– along with clouds of dust– during the “Night of Destruction.” Clay “Wild Man” Gallagher and son Zach “Capt’n Crash” Choban also thrilled the crowd by bashing into or jumping over junkers in between the races. There were plenty of collisions in the heat races– along with clouds of dust– during the “Night of Destruction.” Clay “Wild Man” Gallagher and son Zach “Capt’n Crash” Choban also thrilled the crowd by bashing into or jumping over junkers in between the races. Aften Sandquist, 7, tries to teach the cat from the Enchanted Wagon a thing or two about manners. Lily Bell, 3, tried her hand at hockey. Photo by Urmila Ramakrishnan A big smile graces this rider’s face during a horse competition held Thursday afternoon. The ‘Cruisin’ Old 61’ display involved 14 quilters from the Piecemakers Quilt Guild in Rush City who made landscape quilts depicting sights along old Highway 61 between Pine City and Wyoming. Photo by Rachel Kytonen Photo by Rachel Kytonen Ryan Rod (center), 5, came all the way from Baltimore to have fun at the fair with Ethan Maradiaga (left), 8, and Elizabeth Rodacker, 9. Well-raised hogs were judged during the July 25 4-H Swine Show at the fair. These entrants and their handlers competed in the Auction Barrow class. Well-raised hogs were judged during the July 25 4-H Swine Show at the fair. These entrants and their handlers competed in the Auction Barrow class. Aurora Lovely, 3, throws fruit to get a prize. Sometimes it’s the simple pleasures that mean the most. This little tyke found entertainment in her baby blanket. Photos by Urmila Ramakrishnan Teenagers were overjoyed that they could collide bumper cars. Photo by Urmila Ramakrishnan Clown animals and swords were made for children like Trygve Townswick, age 4. Local Girl Scouts of America hold up a slew of mirrors so Makinley Galiher, 3, can approve her new do. Photo by Urmila Ramakrishnan 4-H members showed many animals at the fair again this year, like the llamas. Photo by Urmila Ramakrishnan The littlest of riders showed their aptitutde for ATV riding– hugging the curves and making some daring leaps. Photo by Urmila Ramakrishnan Photo by Urmila Ramakrishnan There were sheep on display at the fair, along with pigs and other farm animals. Photo by Urmila Ramakrishnan Tanner Saumer, 4, is tuckered out after trying his darnedest at the pedal pull. Bike winners Alayna Aljets(left) and Nate Filzen won bikes. Photos by Tonya Orbeck Kids Day bike winners Nadine Findell (left) and Camden Robertson. Gemineyi Jean, 2, trampolines high in the air as she’s harnessed to bungees. The Mystery Mountain Boys rocked the band shell Thursday night Photo by Greg Hunt
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The “Night of Destruction” at the Isanti County Fair Grandstand held a wild 10-lap race between women drivers (insert joke here). Lisa McLaughlin of Isanti in the “Mad Mama” car held off her cousin, Amanda Hanson of St. Paul, around a muddy corner. Those two, pictured at right in their race costumes, finished first and second that night.