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Judging, entertainment kicks off the Westmoreland Fair

Dan Speicher
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The marvelous Mutts “Ways”, a Dutch Shepard mix, grabs a frisky while jumping off a dock into the pool, during the judging for all of the inside exhibits on the opening day of the Westmoreland Fair in Mount Pleasant Township, on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.
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Judging for all of the inside exhibits, which included more than 8,000 items ranging from jams, pickles, photographs, and baked goods, to silage, and scarecrows, took place Friday morning on the opening day of the Westmoreland Fair in Mount Pleasant Township, on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.
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Cindy Ferrari, of Unity Township, places ribbons on winning flowers that she judged, during the judging for all of the inside exhibits on the opening day of the Westmoreland Fair in Mount Pleasant Township, on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.
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George Neat, of Sutersville, judges “senior black and white flowers” in the photo contest, during the opening day of the Westmoreland Fair in Mount Pleasant Township, on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.
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Janice Fox, of Commodore, tastes a a chocolate buttenrcake with no icing, while judging the “junior baked goods” on the opening day of the Westmoreland Fair in Mount Pleasant Township, on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. “Balanced flavor and texture are the biggest drivers when tasting baked goods,” said Fox.
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Christina Curtis, from The Marvelous Mutts, works with rescue dog Cobra to burn off some energy after a day of traveling, before their opening act at the Westmoreland Fair in Mount Pleasant Township, on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.
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Judge Joan Stairs, tastes a brownie while judging the “junior baked goods-cookies, brownies, and bars” category, during the judging for all of the inside exhibits on the opening day of the Westmoreland Fair in Mount Pleasant Township, on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.
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Kristine Ream, of Rockwood, judges totes during the judging for all of the inside exhibits on the opening day of the Westmoreland Fair in Mount Pleasant Township, on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.
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Judging for all of the inside exhibits, which included more than 8,000 items ranging from jams, pickles, photographs, and baked goods, to silage, and scarecrows, took place Friday morning on the opening day of the Westmoreland Fair in Mount Pleasant Township, on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.
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Superintendent Nevada Hutter (left), and judge Joan Stairs, consult the rules while judging the “junior baked goods-cookies, brownies, and bars” category, on the opening day of the Westmoreland Fair in Mount Pleasant Township, on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.
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Judging for all of the inside exhibits, which included more than 8,000 items ranging from jams, pickles, photographs, and baked goods, to silage, and scarecrows, took place Friday morning on the opening day of the Westmoreland Fair in Mount Pleasant Township, on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.
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Judge Joan Stairs, tastes the blue ribbon brownie with white chocolate icing and a raspberry, while judging the “junior baked goods-cookies, brownies, and bars” category, during the judging for all of the inside exhibits on the opening day of the Westmoreland Fair in Mount Pleasant Township, on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.
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Pat Leach, 74, of Marion Center, judge pickles, during the judging for all inside exhibits on the opening day of the Westmoreland Fair in Mount Pleasant Township, on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.
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Christina Curtis, from The Marvelous Mutts, works with rescue dog Cobra to burn off some energy after a day of traveling, before their opening act at the Westmoreland Fair in Mount Pleasant Township, on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.
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Judging for all of the inside exhibits, which included more than 8,000 items ranging this “vegetable freak”, pickles, photographs, and baked goods, to silage, and scarecrows, took place Friday morning on the opening day of the Westmoreland Fair in Mount Pleasant Township, on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.
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Decorative dahlia’s are seen during the judging for all of the inside exhibits on the opening day of the Westmoreland Fair in Mount Pleasant Township, on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.
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Kristine Ream, of Rockwood, judges totes during the judging for all of the inside exhibits on the opening day of the Westmoreland Fair in Mount Pleasant Township, on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.
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Cousins Sierra Bateman (left), and Suzanne Hellein, watch Pat Leach, 74, of Marion Center, judge pickles, during the judging for all inside exhibits on the opening day of the Westmoreland Fair in Mount Pleasant Township, on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.

The Westmoreland Fair kicked off Friday morning in Mount Pleasant Township with a team of more than 25 judges working together to select the best out of more than 8,400 “inside” entries, which includes foods, crafts and even wine and beer. Over the course of five hours, judges worked with approximately 135 superintendents who helped to move the entries and record the judges selections, all in the name of searching for the blue ribbon winners.

Livestock judging will take place over the next week.

Highlighting the fair Friday night was the Rafter Z Rodeo, which included a Lil’ Buckaroo rodeo for kids before bringing in the bucking broncos, bull riders, and barrel racers. The fair runs daily through Saturday, Aug. 24, with each night featuring different entertainment in the Peoples Grandstand Arena. Daily attractions include food stands, rides and games, as well as the canine entertainers The Marvelous Mutts, who perform acrobatic feats on land and in water.

Dan Speicher is a Tribune-Review photographer. You can contact Dan by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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