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58th annual fair parades into the Boro
Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair brings new sights, sounds to the midway
Walker Wright
Jonathan Walker, right, and Shondra Wright, of Sylvania play the addictive Ring A Bottle game with daughter Miracle, 1, during the 2019 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair.

The 58th annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair opened its gates Oct. 21-26. The week kicked off with the fair parade on Monday.

The fair features fantastic live entertainment each year, and this year's lineup included local favorites the Chris Mitchell Band and Moss City Groove, as well as Daniel Navarro and Clayton Hackle. Entertainment also included a Banana Derby, Lady Houdini, a stilt woman, RoboCars, Chris' Carved Chainsaw Creations and the Jurassic Dinosaur Show, in addition to a petting zoo and reptile rescue.

The annual Lego competition was held for  elementary through middle school grades in the Home Arts & Crafts building at midweek.

Heritage Village this year featured a general store, the Bee House, a blacksmith shoppe and a "chicken hotel," where flocks of chickens are awarded to local young people to raise and show. 

The fair runs through tonight. Admission is $5. Children 5 and under get in free.

White capuchin monkey Gilligan taunts the audience while riding Scooby Blue at the Banana Derby. Philip Hendricks and wife Anna (Banana), based out of Greenville, South Carolina have been touring for 12 years entertaining with their monkey racing show.
Entertainer Carrie McQueen of Atlanta thrills the children with bubbles, juggling, and other feats.
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