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Photos: Animals at the Fair Do Some People Watching

On the first day of the Santa Clara County Fair, we find animal faces that - sometimes - seem to keep an eye on us.

 

Long before the Tilt-o-Whirl, the Zipper, the Super Orbiter or the Vertigo, long before the long lines at the Cotton Candy stand, county fairs were all about the animals.

In fact, in many places, County Fairs are called Livestock Shows, or Agricultural Shows.

Thursday through Sunday, San Jose plays host to the Santa Clara County Fair on Tully Road, and though the numbers of animals are not as large as they might be in the San Joaquin Valley, they nonetheless represent the hard work of many 4H'ers, kids who spend many hours throughout the year prepping their goats, their pigs, their chickens and other livestock for one big weekend: The Fair.

If you look closely, each animal face seems to tell a story. They're all unique in their own way. They're all beautiful in very distinctive ways.

Some keep a close eye on us. Some look away. And for some: Oh, Bother!

Sheri Woodburn August 03, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Charlotte's Web must be near those Wilburs!
Chopstixthebook August 03, 2012 at 05:37 PM
They all have such beautiful eyes! What great photography!
Billy LePage August 03, 2012 at 09:36 PM
Cute!
Esmée St James August 04, 2012 at 01:23 AM
Fabulous photos, I love all the pretty goats, they are so much fun to play with! Now I want to go the fair and pet each and every one of them.

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