76th annual Carter Co. fair welcomes thousands

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ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII) - The 76th annual Carter County Free Fair welcomed a total of 900 students Thursday and Friday from schools all over the county.

Fair manager Angie Green says the rainy weather did cause a few vendors to stay home and a drop in attendance but so far they've still been able to see thousands of people come out.

"The County fair is about agriculture education so each year we are trying to add more for the kids - more events to participate in," Green said.

Kids checked out the petting zoo and learned about where their food comes from and some even learned how to a cow.

"Well there's not a lot of local dairy farms left and it's not very easy to take a field trip to a dairy farm so we're bringing the dairy farm to the kids here," Southwest Dairy Farmers Educator Suzie Reece said.

Green says the fair costs about $33,000 dollars to put on.

They start planning at the beginning of the year and depend on the money spent at the carnival and rest is paid for by grants.

Saturday's events will kick off with a horse show at 8:30 a.m.

The carnival will be open until midnight.

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