Kale Grimsrud, left, smiles as he fights to pull up against Ben Negaard, right, during the winter fair’s arm wrestling competition Saturday. Photo by Jenny Gessaman.
Dexter Trask, right, strains against Kyle Sweeney, left, during the arm wrestling competition at Saturday’s Montana Winter Fair. The event produced four winners: Lewistown’s Ben Brooks for the 216+ class, Roy’s Ben Negaard for the 176-215 class, Jack Styer for the 0-175 class and Tara Wade for the girls unlimited class. Photo by Jenny Gessaman.
Cody England tells her dog Chewy to stay before walking to the end of a 20-foot lead, one of the tests competitors performed as part of the Montana Winter Fair’s Canine Good Citizen Challenge on Friday. Photo by Jenny Gessaman.
Jodeen Rodemacher walks young Willow back and forth in the fairgrounds’ trade center as part of the Canine Good Citizen Challenge Friday. Photo by Jenny Gessaman.
Quincy Workman, left, and Kirby pose with Jaden Swan and Rocky as they prepared for their turn going through the rabbit agility course. Photo by Charlie Denison.
Abigail Peterson, right, and accompanist Jill Flikkema compete in the junior junior division during the second round of the Winter Fair Fiddle Contest Saturday afternoon. Peterson took second place in the division. Photo by Charlie Denison.
Quilted triangles lead the viewers’ eyes down from intricate ceiling tile at Lewistown’s Sew Pieceful Friday morning. The quilt, done by artist Jill Owens and quilted by Renee Simkins, was entered in the winter fair’s Quilt and Fiber Arts Show. Photo by Jenny Gessaman.
Jayne Lund talks with visitors about her needle felting at the Quilt and Fiber Arts Show Friday morning at the Lewistown Art Center. Lund has practiced the art for more than a decade. “I just like the look of wool, and I like sculpture,” she said. Photo by Jenny Gessaman.
A tom turkey fluffs up for the camera in Old McDonald’s Barn at the Montana Winter Fair Friday. Photo by Jenny Gessaman.
A mom and her calf eye visitors to Old McDonald’s Barn on Friday. The hands-on event drew young and old alike to the first day of the Montana Winter Fair. Photo by Jenny Gessaman.
Hans Stokken of Lewistown sits at his booth surrounded by many of his chip carvings. Every Saturday Stokken meets with other carvers at the Art Center from noon to 3 p.m. All are welcome, he says. Photo by Charlie Denison.
A.J. Hedman was one of many children to participate in the Winter Fair stick horse rodeo Saturday morning in the Pavilion at the Fergus County Fairgrounds. Hedman was ready for his moment, enthusiastically knocking over his target made of hay. Photo by Charlie Denison.
A snapshot of the event at this year's Montana Winter Fair at the Fergus County Fairgrounds.