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August 7, 2013

Fair offers fun for everyone

TRAVERSE CITY — Brothers Lukas and Nathan Deschler had a tough time settling on their favorite part of this week’s Northwestern Michigan Fair.

The Traverse City brothers mentioned the rides, the food and the animals while Nathan sipped lemonade and Lukas munched on a corn dog Tuesday afternoon. They did manage to reach a consensus on one topic: bumper cars are the best ride.

“You get to ram into people,” Nathan Deschler said.

The boys’ grandmother, Deanna Deschler, offered a different opinion on the best aspect of the fair.

“Of course I love the horses,” she said. “They’re so beautiful, and so well-trained.”

The Northwestern Michigan Fair runs through Saturday and, as demonstrated by the Deschler family, the regional event offers something for everyone.

Mainstay events range from livestock shows and bingo to lawnmower races and tractor pulls. Other favorites like carnival food, rides and games are available at the fair every day.

First time fair-goer Sydney Chrenka, 4, won big at one of the fair’s game booths on Tuesday.

“This is a dolphin,” Chrenka said while holding up stuffed animal prize decorated with pink flames.

Chrenka won her dolphin by fishing three plastics sharks out of a small pool. After riding the spinning swings, she sat with her father Scott Chrenka and chowed down on a blue snow cone.

Scott Chrenka recently moved back to Traverse City, his hometown, from Chicago. He and his daughter both were having fun at the fair on Tuesday.

“It’s the same as I remember growing up,” he said. “We just got back from Chicago so this is a great way to spend an afternoon.”

But the Northwestern Michigan Fair isn’t all fun and games, especially for those readying animals or Thursday’s 4-H Livestock Auction, when hundreds of individuals and businesses will spend the day bidding on and buying livestock raised by local youths.

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