Unusual auction wraps up Fair Week

Even though many of the animals — the beef and swine — had already sold, 4-H members still brought home a pretty penny Sunday at the Premium Livestock Auction at the Allen County Fair. The sale was the concluding event for perhaps the most unusual year in Allen County Fair history.

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July 27, 2020 - 10:09 AM

Shelby Sprague shows off her reserve champion second-year bucket calf during the Allen County Fair Premium Livestock Auction Sunday night at the fairgrounds. She earned a premium of $2,000. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

The 127th annual Allen County Fair proved one final time how unique this year has been, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The annual livestock auction wrapped up the 2020 Fair, with only a fraction of the animals — all lambs and goats — available for purchase.

That was because the cattle and hogs that normally would have gone to the highest bidder already had been sold prior to Sunday.

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