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Friday at the fair (Photos/Video)

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Presley Tveter of Fargo (left) and Madysin Saathoff of Alexandria enjoy the Blizzard ride at the fair Friday. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press) 2 / 8
Heather Zupan holds on to her son, Rhett, as they ride the merry-go-round Friday. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press) 3 / 8
Carter (left) and Hunter Seibel of Garfield try milking a mechanical cow in the children’s barnyard Friday. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press) 4 / 8
A boy walks across the fairgrounds carrying a giant stuffed snake he won in one of the games Friday. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press) 5 / 8
Sawyer Chlian of Alexandria tries to balance on the ladder climb Friday afternoon. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press) 6 / 8
Caleb Runge (left) and Gary Winthorpe compete in the pie eating contest Friday afternoon. Winthorpe ended up winning the contest. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press) 7 / 8
Brandon Kleindl of Alexandria (left) runs for cover while shooting at another player in the paintball enclosure Friday. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press) 8 / 8

The Douglas County Fair runs through Sunday, August 19, in Alexandria. Click the right and left arrows in the photo for more photos.