Henry County Fair highlights

Mindy Carls
Ruby Sue Beam, right, of the Cambridge Champs has a little help showing her ornery calf in the 4-H bucket calf show on a stormy Thursday morning, June 24. Behind Ruby Sue is Lydia Carton of the Annawan All-Stars. They were in the 10-and-under beef division at the Henry County Fair in Cambridge
Family night activities at the Henry County Fair on Wednesday, June 23, included a frog race. These children crouch behind a rope line while waiting to release their frogs, in hopes the amphibians will hop straight to another rope line east of the merchants building on the fairgrounds in Cambridge.
Five girls go on a wild goose chase — oops, chicken chase — during family night activities on Wednesday, June 23, at the Henry County Fair in Cambridge. Officially called a chicken scramble, the event was in the horse arena on the north side of the fairgrounds.
David Johnson, right, waves as he comes on stage to receive the Friend of the Fair Award from fair director Ashley Davis on Tuesday, June 22, during the queen pageants at the Henry County Fair in Cambridge. Johnson has helped set up tents, paint, trim trees, landscape and drive kcourtesy golf carts (which he provides).
Harness racing returned to the Henry County Fair's half-mile track on Wednesday night, June 23. Before the first race, driver Juan Franco warms up a two-year-old named Jon Wayne. Trained by Jamaica Patton, the horse finished second in the one-mile Northern Illinois Colt Association contest.
The Henry County Fair’s talent show featured two entries in the senior division on Wednesday, June 23. “Opening Up,” the second-place act on the left, featured five dancers. From left they are Kenna Shafer, Silvis; Cheyenne Stewart, Silvis; Meghan Scheider, Geneseo; Kyndall Dobbelare, Moline, and Kailee Von Motz, Colona. On the right, the winner was Zoe McCraw of East Moline.
Bat Hog and Robin (Gwenevere Grimes of Hooppole) won the Henry County Costume Special on Tuesday afternoon, June 22, after the open swine show on the fairgrounds in Cambridge. Judging was based on theme (superheroes), originality, costume and showmanship