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Central Washington State Fair opens in Yakima

YAKIMA — The Central Washington State Fair opened last Friday, attracting thousands of visitors over the weekend. The fair continues all week and wraps up next Sunday. Here’s what’s going on at the fair today: 10 a.m. — Livestock shows begin in the Durand Arena. 10 a.m. — STEM contests begin in the Washington State Building 1 p.m. — Entertaining stages change hourly from 1-9 p.m. around the park. 1 p.m. — Walk on the Wild Side-Exotic animals opens. 3 p.m. — Alaskan Pig Racing 5 p.m. — Alaskan Pig Racing 7 p.m. — Alaskan Pig Racing 9 p.m. – Mark Yuzik, Hypnotist appearing daily on the pacific Power Stage. The fair continues through Oct. 1.

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Two-year-old Kalena feeds goats Sunday while visiting the Central Washington Fair.

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Aiden Andringa of Prosser and the Green Valley 4-H Club stands proudly by his sister’ Jenna’s Supreme Grand Champion Holstein, Tish.

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An alligator leisurely greets visitors to the reptile area of the Central Washington State Fair on Sunday.

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Alex and Ana Lopez of Granger take a ride on a camel Sunday at the Central Washington State Fair in Yakima.

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Elsie Beattie,5, left, needs a little encouragement from her mother before touching the 65-pound Asian water monarch lizard Isaac while older sister Emmalea Beattie 7, reaches out. Isaac’s handler Cindy Lopez of Brad’s Replies is at right.

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Scattered around the fairgrounds are street performances like the Silver Juggler who drew crowds Sunday afternoon.

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An alpaca munches on some hay at the fair.

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