Malheur County Fair online auction heads into its final week

Hailey Harnden of Nyssa poses with her steer. She said that the hardest part was teaching him how to walk, but as for the fun parts, her steer likes his belly rubbed a lot. (Kezia Setyawan/The Enterprise)

ONTARIO – Residents who want to support local youth by selling their fair animals have until Friday to place a bid in an internet auction hosted by the Malheur County Fairgrounds and the junior sales committee.

JBS Auctions is coordinating the online auction that began July 15 but Helen Thomas, Malheur County Fair Board member, said she expects bids to pick up speed as the Friday deadline nears.

β€œThe heavy bidding is yet to come,” said Thomas.

Thomas helped the online auction get off the ground in June after the Malheur County Fair canceled because of state restrictions . . .