Fun is what the fair is all about, and the 2009 Taylor County Fair means a week filled with it as horse shows started Saturday. The midway opened Monday with special events scheduled each night this week.
Above, 2-year-old Sydney McDonald holds on tight during a carousel ride while her mother, Amanda, keeps her safe.
Top, from left, Paige Hutchison of Columbia landed first place in this year’s Coca-Cola Talent Classic at the fair. Hutchison, along with the other top four finishers, will represent Taylor County at the state fair in August.