The 2019 edition of the “Best of Humboldt Fair,” (née Redwood Acres Fair) opened its gates to the fun-seeking public Thursday and even ol’ LoCO could not resist. Hey. Curly fries. 

Wanna go? You, dear reader, have through Sunday to see/do the joy-inducing things documented in the following photos. For a rundown of this year’s schedule and attractions, head over to the fair’s website. Important detail, maybe: This year fair organizers have decided that kids 15 and under should be granted free entry to the event (photo ID required for fair-goers 12-15). Do what you will with this information.

Here are those photos, now.

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‘Merica means fairs.

Fortuna 4H youngsters walking their calves. (Their names are “Bow,” “T,” and “Waltz,” for the record.) (The calves.) 

This is a rabbit.

Livestock judge John Gladman is tasked with ranking many, many goats this week

[goat sound]

Hard work on display.

There are lots of rabbits.

Matt Henry, juggler

“Kurly [sic] fries”

An all-business great horned owl scowls in the wildlife encounter area

Well, I’ll be. A wallaby.

The surprisingly President-colored underside of a “screaming hairy armadillo”

Face painting, courtesy Annie the Clown

Choo choo! The Humboldt Bay and Eureka Model Railroad Club is in da house!

It is now bubble time.

This year’s fair features freestyle BMX show — which features a guy on a little scooter — at 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Also, the ZuZu Acrobats flip at noon, 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m.

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And now, too many photos of rides and midway games which we feel are pretty self-explanatory (but if you are missing the captions, just imagine it says “Whee!” under any of them and you’ll get through). 

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Whoa! You made it to the end. You deserve a reward

“C”urly fries!