Children ride a dragon themed roller coaster in front of the ferris wheel in the sunset Wednesday at the Miami County Fair.
From August 9 - 15, I capped off an amazing summer internship with The Piqua Daily Call taking photos at the 2013 Miami County Fair. Although I had a few other assignments, fair week had the majority of my attention. There were a few shows and events, but the majority of feature photos came from candid shots of visitors enjoying themselves.
Hunter Shoffner, 7, and Macy Poling, 12, zip down the potato sack slide Wednesday evening at the Fair.
Natalie Morris holds on for dear life as she is thrown screaming from the mechanical bull at the Fair on Saturday.
Carrick Kuta, 6, of Indiana and the Ham and Lamb 4-H Club walks his goat towards the exit of the goat barn after a showing at the Fair on Saturday.
Children walk through an open fun house style attraction Wednesday at the Fair.
One particularly interesting fairgoer I encountered was 2-year-old Atticus Case, son of Big Time Wrestler Evan "Steel" Case. I found Atticus pretending to wrestle one of the Big Time Wrestling referees and his antics instantly warranted some fun photos. Members of the Big Time Wrestling group told me that Atticus has been intrigued with wrestling ever since he was born and loves to tag along with his father to various wresting events.
Atticus Case, 2, acting like a tough guy, looms over his father Evan Case as referee Victor Bell holds his arms Saturday before a Big Time Wrestling match at the Fair.
Evan "Steel" Case pretends to yell in pain as his son Atticus Case, 2, pulls on his arm while assisted by referee Victor Bell.
As I said before, the fair served as a bookend to the latter portion of my internship with The Piqua Daily Call. Mike Ullery, and the rest of The Piqua Daily Call staff have made what could've been a bland summer in small town Piqua, OH into possibly the most memorable and rewarding summers I have ever had. As chief photographer, Mike especially has given me generous opportunities and helped teach me valuable skills that I will take back with me to Ohio University when I head back to Athens, OH next week. I had a great time at the fair, and I look forward to transitioning back to college.
A rider takes her horse out for a couple practice laps around the corral in the sunset on Wednesday evening.