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    Brandan Parlin, 9, dives for the rear end of a pig during the pig scramble at the 198th Skowhegan State Fair in Skowhegan on Saturday.

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    Drake Dumont holds on tight to his pig during the annual pig scramble at the 198th annual Skowhegan State Fair in Skowhegan on Saturday.

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    Jacob Jasper, 10, right, holds on to the rear legs of a pig during the pig scramble at the 198th Skowhegan State Fair in Skowhegan on Saturday.

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    Kids grapple with pigs during the pig scramble at the 198th annual Skowhgan State Fair in Skowhegan on Saturday.

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    Two children pursue a pig during the pig scramble at the 198th Skowhegan State Fair in Skowhegan on Saturday.

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    Adyson Brooks, 8, of Canaan, wrestles with a pig during the pig scramble at the 198th Skowhegan State Fair in Skowhegan on Saturday.

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    James Smith lll, of Smith Brothers Maple in Skowhegan, fills trays with maple syrup to make maple candy Sunday inside the new Maple House exhibit building at the Skowhegan Fairgrounds.

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    Samuel Galbraith, of Skowhegan, samples maple syrup Sunday inside the new Maple House exhibit building at the Skowhegan Fairgrounds. Asked how the syrup tasted, Galbraith said, "Yummy."

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    Diane Haulk, left, of Haulk's Maple in Madison, helps Bob Ahrons select maple syrup as Ahrons' wife, Diane, samples some syrup in the new Maple House exhibit building at the Skowhegan Fairgrounds.

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    Bob Haulk, of Haulk's Maple in Madison, speaks with a visitor Sunday beside a steaming evaporator in the new Maple House exhibit building at the Skowhegan Fairgrounds.

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    French, the referee with Independent Wrestling Entertainment, helps a wrestler exit the ring after a match Friday at the Skowhegan State Fair.

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    The Blaze throws Totally Tommy Lane to the mat Friday during an Independent Wrestling Entertainment match at the Skowhegan State Fair.

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    The Blaze throws Totally Tommy Lane to the mat Friday during an Independent Wrestling Entertainment match at the Skowhegan State Fair.

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    The Blaze tries to to grab the ropes Friday as Totally Tommy Lane puts him in a leg lock during an Independent Wrestling Entertainment wrestling match at the Skowhegan State Fair.

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    Matt "Big Moxie" Mahoney high-fives fans Friday as he enters the ring for an Independent Wrestling Entertainment wrestling match at the Skowhegan State Fair.

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    Matt "Big Moxie" Mahoney throws Totally Tommy Lane to the mat Friday during an Independent Wrestling Entertainment wrestling match at the Skowhegan State Fair.

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    Totally Tommy Lane, left, throws The Blaze to the mat Friday during an Independent Wrestling Entertainment match at the Skowhegan State Fair.

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    Matt "Big Moxie" Mahoney, right, throws Ian Griffin out of the ring Friday during an Independent Wrestling Entertainment match at the Skowhegan State Fair.

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    Totally Tommy Lane lies on the grass next to the ring Friday as angry fans yell at him during an Independent Wrestling Entertainment match at the Skowhegan State Fair.

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    Fairgoers browse the poultry exhibition at the 198th annual Skowhegan State Fair in Skowhegan on Thursday.

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    A woman finds solace from the sun under her umbrella at the 198th annual Skowhegan State Fair in Skowhegan on Thursday.

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    Fairgoers brave the high temperatures and find a breeze on trapeze swings at the 198th annual Skowhegan State Fair in Skowhegan on Thursday. Despite the heat, the crowds turned out for the 198th fair.

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    Terry Gilmore cooks up some sausage and peppers at her Fred's Food at the 198th annual Skowhegan State Fair in Skowhegan on Thursday. Gilmore's stand, named for her father, has operated at the fair for 30 years.

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    Kaleb McKinney and his macaw Polly walk through the midway at the Skowhegan State Fair on Tuesday. McKinney said Polly is a service animal that keeps him calm and relaxed.

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    A car load of kids zooms around on a track on a ride at the Skowhegan State Fair Tuesday.

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    Harness racing fans watch from the stable section in the grandstand as horses head to the finish line at the Somerset County Fair in Skowhegan on Tuesday. The fair runs through Saturday.

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    Darcey Webster sheers her ram Billy for competition in the livestock section at the Skowhegan State Fair on Tuesday.

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    Aria Allen of Augusta, along with her nearby parents, walks along the midway with a toy crayon taller than she is at the Skowhegan State Fair on Tuesday. The fair ends Saturday.

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