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PHOTO GALLERY: Johnson County Fair and Rodeo

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Trey Saur lays on Jewel during the swine show on Wednesday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. Saur spent most of the morning with Jewel.

The sound of livestock filled the air and dust flew last week during the Johnson County Fair and Rodeo. Residents from all across the county gathered in Buffalo for the annual event. The Bulletin was there to capture the fair's big and small and we've gathered many of those moments here.

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Phyllis Vanous and Laurie Vanous dance together as the Munsick boys play during the Johnson County fair kick-off concert on Friday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. The pair came up from Fort Laramie to listen to the Munsicks play.

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Ellie Greub guides her sheep during the sheep lead on Tuesday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. Greub and her sheep were dressed in a way to honor Greub's Basque heritage.

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Bulletin photo by Ethan Weston Concert goers begin to gather outside the arena ahead of the Johnson County Fair kick-off concert on Friday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.

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Ike Williams takes off from the chute during the calf riding competition on Friday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. Williams came in second in the competition.

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Sara Myers attempts to rope a calf during the youth rodeo’s parent-child team roping competition on Friday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. She competed with her son Colson.

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Landon Shavlik waits watches and waits for his cotton candy to be spun ahead of the Johnson County Fair kick-off concert on Friday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.

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Former Johnson County 4-H Youth Educator Jim Dawson laughs as he is served another slice of pie during the Johnson County Fair and Rodeo pie contest on Friday. This year's contest had just 10 pies, a little more than half the number entered last year.

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Casey LeDoux prepares her sheep Dudley for showing on Tuesday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. “I just like the culture of (raising sheep),” LeDoux said. “They all have completely different personalities.” LeDoux has started raising her own flock of sheep.

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Judge Jared Boardman judges intermediate 4-H swine on Wednesday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. Boardman judged almost all of the livestock competitions at the fair.

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Case Wagoner shows his pig on Wednesday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.

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Adam Belus and Blake Bell push cattle through the chutes ahead of the calf riding competition during the youth rodeo on Friday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. It was Johnson County’s 37th annual youth rodeo.

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Keeton Pollan and Adam Belus compete in the team roping event on Thursday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.

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Jalen Frausto releases his lasso as he practices for the roping competition on Friday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. It was Frausto’s first year doing the roping competition.

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Emily Duncan screams as she tries to get back on Paislee Stevens’ horse during the youth rescue race on Saturday at the Johnson County Rodeo.

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Grady Edwards tries to hold on during his bareback bronc ride on Saturday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.

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Kids swing dance during the Johnson County fair kick-off concert on Friday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. The kids were the first to come down and dance but adults followed soon after.

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Xavier Bartlett rushes to pick up candy tossed by people on parade floats during the annual rodeo parade on Saturday along Main St. in Buffalo, Wyoming.

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Iyla Schartz runs her two goats following goat judging on Wednesday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. Iyla came in second in the market competition.

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Kaice Ruby pulls a goat towards him during the goat tying competition on Friday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. Ruby came in 5th in the event with a time of 17.75.

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Judge Trinity sims examines Molly Bennick's chicken Hay-Hay during poultry judging on Thursday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.

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Heston Geis joins his hands in prayer during the opening prayer for the youth rodeo on Friday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.

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Joe Curuchet, right, and Creo Rodriguez, left work to fit a helmet onto Braxtyn Camino’s head as Camino prepared for the calf riding competition during the Johnson County Youth Rodeo on Friday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.

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Brynlee Belliveau Clings to a sheep during the mutton busting competition on Saturday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.

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Emma Pehringer leans in to kiss her goat Johnny before heading out to the auction floor during the livestock auction on Saturday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. Johnny sold for $1,300.

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Heather Rozema stands with her alpaca and watches the other contestants compete during the inaugural alpaca show on Friday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. She was showing the alpaca to help out her friend.

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Kids sprint down the arena track during the commissioner’s race on Saturda at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. Kids got a silver dollar for making it to the end.

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Emmit Morris, Ben Curuchet, Creo Rodriguez, Heston Geis, TC Irish, Tranen Mader and Redick Mader watch as the Triathlon runners make their way down the track at the end of the Johnson County Rodeo on Saturday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.

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Andy Wages, front right, and Chris Wages, front left, take take off from the starting line of the annual Klondike Rush on Saturday at the Johnson County Family YMCA. This was Chris Wages’ 20th year running in the event and Andy Wages’ 19th year — though he was in a stroller for the first few years his dad said.

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Dylan Kessler, left, bounces down an inflatable slide as Breck Stott watches during the Dance in the Park event on Friday at Prosinksi Park.

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KJ Thomas, Riggs Walker, Judah Nash and Jack Nash watch as different sheep dogs and Shepards are presented for the Calcutta auction on Wednesday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.

Cora Jones, 5, gets her face painted during the Dance in the Park event on Friday at Prosinksi Park. Jones said she was an “ice princess.”

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An American flag is painted with glitter onto Blueberry for the livestock auction on Saturday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.

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Clay Skeen waves his flag during the early stages of the team roping competition on Thursday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.

Ethan Weston joined the Bulletin as a photojournalist in April 2022. Reach out with ideas or comments at ethan@buffalobulletin.com.

Photojournalist

Ethan Weston joined the Bulletin as a photojournalist in April 2022. Reach out with ideas or comments at ethan@buffalobulletin.com.

Ryan Hanrahan joined the Bulletin in October 2020 and covers schools, agriculture and county government. If you have ideas or feedback, reach out at ryan@buffalobulletin.com.

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