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People from around the east metro flocked to the Washington County Fair in Lake Elmo, July 30-Aug. 3 at the fairgrounds in Lake Elmo. Food vendors, animal contests and a midway entertained event-goers all weekend. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)

Washington County fair a celebration of tradition

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Under sunny skies, the Washington County Fair ushered in the last few weeks of summer, giving area families five days of fun, fair food and 4-H exhibits and competitions.


Hosted on the county fairgrounds in Lake Elmo, the fair celebrated its 143rd year with a large midway, demolition derby, 4-H Arts-In performances and plenty of opportunities to get up close and personal with some well-known barnyard animals.

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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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