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Bruins have fond memories of Nevada County Fair

Freshman Arden Franks tends to a cow during 4H master showmanship at the Nevada County Fair. Photo by Morgan Ham

Close your eyes and imagine yourself surrounded by bright colorful lights, the smells of corn dogs. Funnel cakes waft into your nose, you feel the rush of the wind on your face as the ride swings you round and round, the sound of laughter fills your ears.

Bruins experienced all these delight at this year’s Nevada County Fair. This year the fair took place August 8-12. This event is one that Bear River students look forward to year round.

“The fair is one of my favorite times of the year,” said Junior Catherine Desplancke.

Many Bruins enjoy the fair as an opportunity to see their friends before school starts.

“My favorite part of the fair is hanging out with friends,” said Sophomore Shane Clink. 

“Everyone is always there,” said Senior Zack Tener.

Others love the time with friends as well.

“My favorite part about the fair is my friends,” said Desplancke. “They were always there for me and it was a great end to the summer.”

“My favorite part is getting to enjoy rides and being around friends and family,” said Junior Savannah Rodriguez.

From riding the rides to eating the food, fairgoers have their favorites.  

“My favorite fair food is a tie between the nachos on treat street or the ice cream from Frosty Freeze,” said Desplancke. “My favorite ride was the Mega Flip because I was scared to go on it because I don’t like heights and I thought it was scary but it was exciting.”

Others loved the ice cream as well.

“I absolutely love their vanilla ice cream cones. It’s perfect for hot weather,” said Rodriguez.

Others crave the funnel cake.

“My favorite fair food is funnel cakes because my family used to go to a Fourth of July parade and the highlight was eating funnel cakes together,” said Isabella Christmon. “Now it’s just a cool memory I get to experience when eating funnel cakes.”

One of the most beloved rides seemed to be the ferris wheel.

“Well I didn’t go on any rides except the ferris wheel so it would be that,” said Junior Paris Olivolo.

“The ferris wheel has always been my favorite because of the view once you make it to the very top,” said Rodriguez.

Some Bruins said they didn’t trust the rides.

“I actually don’t go on any rides except the ferris wheel because I don’t like the idea of such heavy equipment being put up in such a short amount of time,” said Christmon. “I’ll go on rides at Six Flags and Disneyland and stuff where they don’t get taken down, but the idea of something being so easy to take down unsettles me.”

Besides going on rides and eating food, some students had market animals and show animals at the fair while others had Ag Mechanics projects. Many Bruins won awards this year, including 2018 graduate Maddie Prechter winning master showmanship, Bruin alum Justin Kilgore winning Best of Show for his Ag Mechanics project, and many more.

“This year was fun! We had a very successful fair,” said Agriculture Teacher Steve Paasch. “Highlights include Supreme Steer, Supreme Lamb, Best of Show Ag Mechanics, and Master Showmanship winner.”
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