Gentry Loveland joined 4-H after her grandmother, Darla Hill, and her uncle and aunt, Jared and Jeanna Hill, noticed how much she liked their lambs.

RIGBY — Jefferson County Fair Board Chairman Carl Anderson reflected on an excellent year between the Mud Lake and Rigby FFA and 4-H programs in a meeting with the county commissioners.

EMMETT — Each year October marks a renewal of the local 4-H program. Having completed the Gem/Boise County Fair, many youths take a short break from 4-H as they head back to school before re-enrolling in 4-H for another fun year.

Makae Hogge has many interests, from mountain biking, to 4-H where she won first at the Eastern Idaho State Fair last year in stationing and she qualified to go again this year. Stationing is where a rider moves cattle to different points in the arena. Makae, 12, added that win to many other…

PRESTON — In honor of the 38 years Dennis Clark never missed the Franklin County Fair, and the hundreds of sheep he sheared for 4-H and FFA youth, his family instituted a new award.

TREMONTON, Utah —Throughout the summer, Gracie Valencia, 14, of Honeyville, worked hard to care diligently for her lamb in anticipation for the Box Elder County Fair’s annual junior livestock auction.

Dallee Hogge lives in Bonneville County, is active in 4-H in Madison and Jefferson counties and is an FFA officer at Rigby High School.

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Competition was fierce, and the bids flew as 4-H members said goodbye to animals they have been raising during the season.

RIGBY — The Jefferson County Junior Market Sale earlier this month was a huge success this year, in which more than $203,000 worth of animals was sold.

AFTON, Wyo. — Emotions were high Aug. 11 as 4-H members across Lincoln County, Wyo., were preparing for the culminating event of their 4-H year. They were all in hopes of selling their animals and getting the “BIG” pay-off they had worked so hard for all year.

The Eastern Idaho State Fair has been bringing families, friends and neighbors together since 1902 when some local cattle ranchers purchased some land, put on a livestock show and named it the Southeastern Idaho Fair.

Participating in 4-H projects and rodeo queen contests complement each other, says Olivia Lerwill.

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Seniors, children and their parents gathered at the Ellensburg Adult Activity Center on Aug. 3 to participate in a small slice of a county fair.

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — The smoke cleared briefly to allow 4-H horse club members, family members and spectators to enjoy the annual 4-H Horse Show at the Kittitas County Event Center.

GARDEN CITY —Sisters Mariah and Sarah Cobb paced around their alpaca exhibit at the Western Idaho Fair, happily answering questions and sharing their alpaca knowledge with curious fairgoers.

DRIGGS —Whitney Waddell circled the buyer’s arena under Fair Building on Aug. 10 showing her last steer at the Teton Valley Fair. She was confident, and smiled while working the more than 1,200-pound animal with the greatest of ease.

Below is the schedule of Western Idaho Fair events remaining until the fair closes Sunday. Pull out these two pages to carry with you through the fair.

LOGAN, Utah — The Cache County Fair is a long-held tradition of ending a productive summer by gathering with friends and neighbors for a show of agricultural excellence.

Some of the events and attractions will be taking place every day throughout the week. A list of these is provided below, followed by the events unique to each day.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — One could call Annabelle Waack’s 4-H animal a lamb among swine.

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — At more than $603,000, this year’s annual 4-H/FFA Rotary Livestock Auction has already topped previous years in sales.

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Getting ready for the Sweetwater County 4-H auction is an arduous process regardless of one’s experience.

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Not all 4-H swine showmanship winners wanted to share the secrets of their success, but several offered reflections on their victories.

The future will be celebrated and the past remembered during the 2018 edition of the Bonneville County Fair.

It’s that time of year to come to your county fair. Walk the barns, admire the handiwork, enjoy the shows, fill your freezer and eat fair food, all while supporting our area 4-H youths and neighbors