A representative of Three Bears Pharmacy in Kenai bids on livestock at the 4-H JML auction Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at the Kenai Peninsula Fair in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

A representative of Three Bears Pharmacy in Kenai bids on livestock at the 4-H JML auction Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at the Kenai Peninsula Fair in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Photos: Fun at the fair

Livestock lovers and fans of deep fried foods flocked once again to the Kenai Peninsula Fair last weekend in Ninilchik.

Held at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds, the three-day event is home to the 4-H Junior Market Livestock program auction. Not only did area residents fill the stands to bid on animals raised and shown by local youngsters, several businesses, local politicians and political candidates joined the auction action as well.

Elsewhere, fairgoers could be treated to live music, a sword-swallowing show, traditional carnival rides and booths of local vendors peddling their wares.

The crowd-pleasing pig races also made a triumphant return this year.

For more information about the Kenai Peninsula Fair, contact 907-567-3670 or kenaipeninsulafair@gmail.com.

Reach Megan Pacer at mpacer@homernews.com.

Three 4-H members show rabbits for market sale during the JML livestock auction Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at the Kenai Peninsula Fair in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Three 4-H members show rabbits for market sale during the JML livestock auction Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at the Kenai Peninsula Fair in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Auctioneer Andy Kriner keeps track of bidders during the 4-H JML auction Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at the Kenai Peninsula Fair in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Auctioneer Andy Kriner keeps track of bidders during the 4-H JML auction Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at the Kenai Peninsula Fair in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Pigs run through a circular course, chased by a young volunteer, during the pig races, held every year at the Kenai Peninsula Fair, on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at the fairgrounds in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Pigs run through a circular course, chased by a young volunteer, during the pig races, held every year at the Kenai Peninsula Fair, on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at the fairgrounds in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Prize-winning vegetables sit on display in one of the buildings on the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds on Saturday, Aug, 18, 2018 at the annual fair in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Prize-winning vegetables sit on display in one of the buildings on the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds on Saturday, Aug, 18, 2018 at the annual fair in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Kenai Peninsula Fair Board President Jim Sterns gives two young children some advice before they participate in the “fish toss,” an event held every year as part of the fair, on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Kenai Peninsula Fair Board President Jim Sterns gives two young children some advice before they participate in the “fish toss,” an event held every year as part of the fair, on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

A man launches a salmon into the air during the fish toss, and even held during the annual Kenai Peninsula Fair, on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at the fairgrounds in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

A man launches a salmon into the air during the fish toss, and even held during the annual Kenai Peninsula Fair, on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at the fairgrounds in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

A salmon lies on the ground after being thrown in the fish toss, an event held during the annual Kenai Peninsula Fair, on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik, Alaska. After a few tosses, which are accomplished by gripping the fish behind its gills, the fish begin to come apart. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

A salmon lies on the ground after being thrown in the fish toss, an event held during the annual Kenai Peninsula Fair, on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik, Alaska. After a few tosses, which are accomplished by gripping the fish behind its gills, the fish begin to come apart. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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