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Locals Show Promise At County Fair
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Oakdales Orange Blossom 4-H members, being guided by parent volunteers Monday night, prepare themselves for Sheep Market Showing on Tuesday morning at the Stanislaus County Fair. Teresa Hammond/The Leader

Somewhat mild temperatures following a temporary heat wave were a welcome surprise for organizers and attendees on Friday, July 10 as the first day for the Stanislaus County Fair. The annual event continues through Sunday, July 19. Carnival hours are 5 p.m. to midnight, Monday through Friday and noon to midnight Saturday and Sunday.

Holding true to its agriculture heritage, Oakdale displayed a strong showing in all areas of showmanship, dominating much of the barn area with representatives from both Oakdale Future Farmers of America and varying local 4-H clubs. Club parents and leaders reported much pleasure with the success of what the students had achieved both in market as well as showing categories.

Along with the local exhibitors, there is plenty to see and do at the fair, from concerts to midway rides, food and more.

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