Monica Hay of Bellevue and her 9-month-old daughter Emma Hay greet a cow at Attica Independent Fair Friday. To view more photos from this event, visit Fair results in a special wrap-around section.

Digging corn

ATTICA — Friendships can be made in Attica Independent Fair’s corn bin. Valerie Bordner, a 10-year-old Attica resident, said she never had talked to a couple of people she had seen at school. But she talked to them in one of the fair’s newest attractions — a children’s play area ...


Evan Palmer shows a hog during Attica Independent Fair's showman of showmen contest Friday. Palmer won the contest, which judges participants on livestock showmanship abilities.

Attica Independent Fair Results, Aug. 12

Kids Pedal Pull, Thursday 25-35 Lbs. 1st, Brynlee McConnel; 2nd, Addison Bivens. 36-45 Lbs. 1st, Vince Campbell; 2nd, Easton Scherley; 3rd, Genevieve Price. 46-55 Lbs. 1st, Colton Young; 2nd, Jordyn Enders; 3rd, Nevelle Martin. 56- 65 Lbs. 1st, Logan Price; 2nd, Grant ...


Remington Newell, 6, of Republic, competes in Attica Independent Fair's pedal pull contest Friday. He placed third in his group.

Pig scrambling

Jaron Depinet keeps his hands on a pig during Attica Independent Fair's pig scramble Thursday. To view more photos from this event, visit Fair results appear in a special wrap-around section.

‘John Deere man’

ATTICA — Attica resident Jim Beard has a tractor preference. “I’m a John Deere man,” he said. Beard drove his 1950 John Deere tractor with American flags on it during the tractor parade at Attica Independent Fair Thursday evening. He said he is its third owner and has had it since ...

Bird’s-eye view

Eight-year-old cousins Logan Drown (left) and Matthew Drown walk along a ledge in front of the grandstands at Attica Independent Fair Thursday.

Attica Independent Fair Results, Aug. 11

Harness Racing, Thursday Race 1, Two-Year-Old Colt Pace, In Memory of Lester and Jeffery Swartz 1st, Freaky Feeling Guy; Art McIlmurray, driver; Steve Novak, trainer; Steve G. Novak, South Lyon, Michigan. 2nd, Johnny Danger; Mark Headworth, driver; David Hufford, Sr., trainer; ...

Getting a mouthful

A food fight ensues during the pie-eating contest at Attica Independent Fair Thursday.

Secrets to sweet treats

ATTICA — Sweet treats were on the menu at Attica Independent Fair Wednesday evening. Peg Carrick, owner of Backroads Diner in Attica, and Michael Padula, pastor of Attica United Methodist Church, again teamed up to offer a cooking demonstration at the fair. Carrick and Padula were the ...

Captain in charge

Jacob Martin, 1, takes a turn on a boat ride at Attica Independent Fair Wednesday. 

Attica Independent Fair Results, Aug. 10

Sweet Treats Bake-Off Cloverbuds (Ages 5-7) Best Overall Chocolate Covered: Baylee Prenzlin, 4-H Guys and Gals. Best Overall Camper Goodie: Ellery Ruffing, Eastern County Livestock. Ages 8-12 Best Overall Rice Krispie Treat: Valerie Bordner, Eastern County Livestock. Best ...

Game face

Lance Reinhart and his dairy steer Chocolate leave the show ring at Attica Independent Fair Wednesday.

To the hilltops

Cousins Haylee Martin (left) and Brooklynn Chapman, both 5, take a ride on the Mini Himalaya at Attica Independent Fair Wednesday.

Take a spin

Sisters Emilia Schimpf (left), 5, and Jolie Schimpf, 8, of Bloomville, ride the Spinner at Attica Independent Fair Tuesday evening. To view more photos from this event, visit

Aiming for full pulls

ATTICA — Pedal pullers aimed for full pulls and a chance to compete in Saturday’s championship during Attica Independent Fair’s contest Tuesday, the first day of the fair. Among the competitors was Lydia Ruffing, 9, of Attica, who has participated in the pedal pull every year for at ...

Attica Independent Fair Results, Aug. 9

Booth Awards 1st, Eastern County Livestock; 2nd, Republic Rowdy Rednecks; 3rd, Bloomville Good Luck Sheep; 4th, Roots and Wings. Poster Contest Home Economics Ages 8-10: 1st, Alyssa Heiser, Eastern County Livestock; 2nd, Alexis Deppenbrook, 4-H Guys and Gals; 3rd, Lilly Pifher, ...

Strolling the grounds

A team of horses pulls a wagon of fair-goers around Attica Independent Fair’s grounds Tuesday evening.

Hang on

Brooke Bordner, 13, of Attica, rides the mechanical bull at Attica Independent Fair Tuesday evening.