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Malheur County Fair posts strong season as livestock sales surge

Local residents signal their bids during the stock sale at the Malheur County Fair on Saturday. (The Enterprise/Carolyn Agrimis)

ONTARIO – The 109th annual Malheur County Fair wrapped up on Saturday evening after a week of “Country Pride, County Wide” themed fun and record sales in livestock.

Events included two animal auctions, a concert series, carnival rides, and a rodeo among others. 

Fair Manager Lynelle Christiani said Monday that while precise attendance numbers weren’t yet available, the fair was well attended. She noted the concert Thursday evening was popular, and said some of the food vendors had “record” sales over the week. 

Christiani said there were more animals for sale than in previous years, with 240 offered by the 4-H and FFA exhibitors. 

Matt Rockwell, president of the Malheur County . . .