Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair

Katheryn Jones of Bishop follows her youngsters down the fun house slide on the midway as youngster Blake Fimbers looks on during the 2014 Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair.DJ Mark Vincent of Advantage DJ (on stage) uses his patented “applause-o-meter” to gauge audience reaction to the six IMA Idol contestants: Audry Thornburg, Irene Cameron, Melanie Allen, Emily Faircloth, Allison Hallenbeck and Cassandra Swift (l-r) at the conclusion of the 2014 IMA Idol contest.With a little patience and a gentle touch, Kano Graves, 6, of Bishop, was able to attract a flock of butterflies in the Butterfly Adventures exhibit in the Charles Brown Auditorium during the 2014 fair.Bishop residents Chris Taylor and his son, Wyatt, pose for a quick photo before taking in the 2014 Fair festivities.2014 Mud pie ccontest judges Monica and Larry Stallings slice into a contestant’s pie.A gift-basket from contest sponsor Ann Marie’s, was one of the prizes given to one of the winners of 2014’s Mud Pie contest. Holding the basket are (l-r) manager at Ann Marie’s Sara Birkhimer, contest judges Monica and Larry Stallings and Robin Hodges.Bishop resident Allison Hallenbeck took second place in the first annual IMA Idol singing contest at the Tri-County fair, winning an all-event pass and $50.Taylor Currie, 6, of Bishop (l) and Calvin Spratt, 4, enjoyed the pie eating contest at Kids Day at the 2014 Tri-County Fair.Paul Smith of WGAS Motorsports warms up the audience with some high-flying acrobaticsbefore the Tri-County Fair’s first ATV Rodeo in 2014.Cowboy Quincy Crumb tries to last eight seconds on a bucking bronc during the 2014 Tri-County Fair rodeo.Gayla Wolf of Bishop’s Honeybee Photography showed off some of her work in the Charles Brown Auditorium at the 2014 fair.Tri-County Fair performer Lucky Starr (r) lassos Cody and Alyssa Truelsen, both 8, of Bishop during Kids Day at the 2014 Tri-County Fair.A local resident gets ready to be dragged across the arena for the hide race portion of the ATV Rodeo at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in 2014.Susan Patton shows off some of the bacon-wrapped meatloaf she cooked up for the 2014 Dutch oven cooking contest. Patton took second place in the contest.Some residents seek out the midway for Butler Amusements’ exciting thrill rides, while others like a more leisurely ride like the merry-go-round, which has also been called a slow-motion horse tornado by those trying to add a little more excitement to the attraction.Two residents team up for the 2014 ATV Rodeo hide race last Friday night.