The 2022 Baraga County Fair is in the books.
This year’s event marked almost a full return to normal. There were no static exhibits, although some vendors were onsite. Animal shows were scaled back.
Still, after COVID-19 canceled the fair in 2020, and forced a limited schedule last year, patrons were happy to see the full three-day event return.
At the awards ceremony Friday evening, Ireland Chosa was named fair queen. Kiera Dakota was fourth runner-up, Annabelle Whiting third runner-up, Morgan Fish second runner-up, and Adyson Moulden first runner-up.
Aaliyah Maki was honored as the fair’s Junior Miss, with Allyson VanAlstine as first runner up, and Ivory Whiting as second runner-up.
The Pioneer Farmer of the Year Award was presented to Augie Krolik. William Lahti was named Progressive Farmer of the Year. Ron and Jackie Skytta of Skytta’s Country Feed and General Store were honored as this year’s Friends of the Fair, for their ongoing support and contributions.
At yesterday’s Off Road Derby, Luke Walitalo took first place, with Jason Niemi second and Joe Kaster third.