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A 'grand' day for Buttercup

Korbyn Barkhurst claims Grand Champion in Pocket Pets division two years in a row


August 14, 2019

Joshua Wood

Korbyn Barkhurst holds his hamster, Buttercup, during the judging of the Pocket Pets division on Thursday afternoon.

At just about any county fair, it is not uncommon to see a variety of different animals ranging from swine to poultry to steer. The Carbon County Fair is no different and, every year, children and young adults throughout the county work to raise their chosen animal in the hopes of winning an award for their hard work and, maybe, make a sale. Despite the rural area that encompasses most of the county, and the state, not everyone has the space to raise larger animals. Other animals, meanwhile, may not fit into the categories available at the fair.

Welcome to the Pocket Pets division.

"One yea...

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