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PHOTOS: Hopkinton State Fair annual events

  • Jacob Miles, 7 of Henniker, stands next to his prize-winning pumpkin. Clocking in at 443 pounds, it’s the first Miles has ever grown.  Ethan DeWitt—Monitor staff

  • Hannah Cargill, 8, of New Ipswich cleaning her one year old sheep Rosie ahead of a trim.  Ethan DeWitt—Monitor staff

  • Chainsaw carver Ben Risney, of Spring City, Pa., puts on the finishing touches of a woodpecker. Risney was originally from Andover. Ethan DeWitt—Monitor staff

  • Ethan DeWitt—Monitor staff

  • Ethan DeWitt—Monitor staff

  • Ethan DeWitt—Monitor staff

  • Ethan DeWitt—Monitor staff

  • Ethan DeWitt—Monitor staff

  • Jordyn Pinto, 18 of Pittsfield, with her sow. Pinto, who’s been raising pigs since a young age, has 15 pigs back home on her farm.  Ethan DeWitt—Monitor staff

  • Ethan DeWitt—Monitor staff

  • Jacob Miles, 7 of Henniker, stands next to his prize-winning pumpkin. Clocking in at 443 pounds, it’s the first Miles has ever grown.  Ethan DeWitt—Monitor staff

  • Ethan DeWitt—Monitor staff

  • Ethan DeWitt—Monitor staff

  • Ethan DeWitt—Monitor staff


Sunday, September 03, 2017

It was another fair packed with spectacle – and for the animal breeders, competitive tension. Passersby streamed toward the fried dough stands, pausing to take in woodcarving shows and hypnotists. Handlers weaved between with cows and goats in tow, on the way to baths and trims. The biggest pumpkin contest saw a pair of winners from Henniker that spanned generations: Bruce Whittier, who took first prize after years in the business, and Jacob Miles, 7, who won the youth contest with his first pumpkin.