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101st annual Black Hawk County Fair expects large crowds

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Animals started weighing in at the Black Hawk County 4-H and FFA Fair Thursday morning as their owners prepared for the crowds.

This is the 101st year for the fair. Events began Tuesday night with the crowning of the Black Hawk County King and Queen, with conference judging on non-livestock exhibits Wednesday.

Animal owner Tannor Wulf began setting up his stalls Wednesday morning. Wulf comes to Waterloo from Hudson and shows two steer and eight pigs this year.

He says he's been showing in 4-H for five years and already knows what he's looking forward to the most this time.

"Probably the rally, because you get to see costumes," Wulf said. "People dress up their animals in costumes, they have a whole bunch of games, so it's a bunch of fun."

Black Hawk County Youth Coordinator Diane Wolfe said there were several challenges this year, including having to seek new options for funding. She said the Fair lost several of its sponsors and had to look to the community for support.

"It really shows that the community cares about their Fair when funds are short, but they will go ahead and take out their personal funds to support it, they think it's that important," Wolfe said.

After receiving enough private and individual donations, she said the Fair was able to kick off for another year after all.

The fair is open to the public at 10 a.m. Thursday, 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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