Ray Rodeheauer and Suzanne Lagasse of Soldotna get some laughs riding the Sizzler at the Kenai Peninsula Fair carnival on Saturday night.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Ray Rodeheauer and Suzanne Lagasse of Soldotna get some laughs riding the Sizzler at the Kenai Peninsula Fair carnival on Saturday night.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Fair’s thrills surpass weekend’s foul weather

In its 63rd year, the Kenai Peninsula Fair attracted large crowds Friday, Saturday and Sunday, in spite of heavy rainfalls and a fair amount of wind.

Carnival rides drew screams from thrill-seeking visitors. The popular Kenai Peninsula Racing Pigs drew bets and laughs. Exhibits of the homegrown and the homemade — highlighted by this year’s theme “sow it, grow it, show it” —  drew entries. The performances of famous musicians drew large audiences. And numerous food vendors drew the hungry.

Taylor and Timberlee Davis on Anchor Point fly high on the Swinger at the Kenai Peninsula Fair carnival on Saturday night.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News

Taylor and Timberlee Davis on Anchor Point fly high on the Swinger at the Kenai Peninsula Fair carnival on Saturday night.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News

Nevaeh Rawls of Anchor Point flies high at the Kenai Peninsula Fair carnival on Saturday night.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News

Nevaeh Rawls of Anchor Point flies high at the Kenai Peninsula Fair carnival on Saturday night.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News

Hank Geragotelis of Homer and Kellen Isenhour of Anchor Point dance to the music of Homer Free at the Kenai Peninsula Fair on Saturday night.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News

Hank Geragotelis of Homer and Kellen Isenhour of Anchor Point dance to the music of Homer Free at the Kenai Peninsula Fair on Saturday night.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News

Home Free performing at the Kenai Peninsula Fair on Saturday night.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News

Home Free performing at the Kenai Peninsula Fair on Saturday night.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News

The place to be Saturday night was at the Kenai Peninsula Fair, listening to music by Home Free.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News

The place to be Saturday night was at the Kenai Peninsula Fair, listening to music by Home Free.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News

Kenai Peninsula Fair Queen Miranda Martin of Homer shows off the division champion ribbon she won for her mosaic. -Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News

Kenai Peninsula Fair Queen Miranda Martin of Homer shows off the division champion ribbon she won for her mosaic. -Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News

Samantha Martin of Homer not only won a blue ribbon but also a division champion ribbon ffor her goat, Yanell. She also won ribbons for her bead and art work.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News

Samantha Martin of Homer not only won a blue ribbon but also a division champion ribbon ffor her goat, Yanell. She also won ribbons for her bead and art work.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News

A color guard from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10221 in Anchor Point leads the Kenai Peninsula Fair parade Saturday morning in Ninilchik.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News

A color guard from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10221 in Anchor Point leads the Kenai Peninsula Fair parade Saturday morning in Ninilchik.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News

Bill Walker, gubernatorial candidate, greets spectators at the Kenai Peninsula Fair parade Saturday morning in Ninilchik.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News

Bill Walker, gubernatorial candidate, greets spectators at the Kenai Peninsula Fair parade Saturday morning in Ninilchik.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News

Mead Treadwell, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, greets spectators at the Kenai Peninsula Fair parade in Ninilchik on Saturday morning.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News

Mead Treadwell, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, greets spectators at the Kenai Peninsula Fair parade in Ninilchik on Saturday morning.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News

Mike Chihuly, former fire chief of Ninilchik Emergency Services, takes part in Saturday's Kenai Peninsula Fair parade in Ninilchik.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News

Mike Chihuly, former fire chief of Ninilchik Emergency Services, takes part in Saturday’s Kenai Peninsula Fair parade in Ninilchik.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News

Peonies by Alaska Peony Market Co-Op claim a first-place blue ribbon and a division-champion purple ribbon at the Kenai Peninsula Fair.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Peonies by Alaska Peony Market Co-Op claim a first-place blue ribbon and a division-champion purple ribbon at the Kenai Peninsula Fair.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Sisters Angela and Aubrey Duncan of Sterling show off their blue-ribbon goat, Becky, at the Kenai Peninsula Fair.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Sisters Angela and Aubrey Duncan of Sterling show off their blue-ribbon goat, Becky, at the Kenai Peninsula Fair.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Pig wrangler Judah Johnston of Soldotna keeps two of the Kenai Peninsula Racing Pigs moving during a race Saturday morning.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Pig wrangler Judah Johnston of Soldotna keeps two of the Kenai Peninsula Racing Pigs moving during a race Saturday morning.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Sen. Peter Micciche, a candidate for the Alaska Senate, treats Kenai Peninsula Fair visitors to hay rides.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News

Sen. Peter Micciche, a candidate for the Alaska Senate, treats Kenai Peninsula Fair visitors to hay rides.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky; Homer News

In spite of Saturday morning's rain, visitors lined up at the gate of the Kenai Peninsula Fair. -Photo by McKibben Jackinsky

In spite of Saturday morning’s rain, visitors lined up at the gate of the Kenai Peninsula Fair. -Photo by McKibben Jackinsky

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