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    The 197th Skowhegan State Fair - Staff photo by Rachel Ohm | of | Share this photo

    Visitors to the Skowhegan State Fair pet pigs Saturday before the start of the fair’s annual pig scramble. The scramble was one of the final events at the fair, which began Aug.13 and concluded Saturday.

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    Drake Dumont, 7, of Albion, outruns Lilly Kinney, 6, of Cornville, in an effort to catch a pig Saturday at the Skowhegan State Fair pig scramble.

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    Nathaniel Foss, 28, of Athens, supervises the pig scramble at the Skowhegan State Fair on Saturday, waiting for children to catch a pig so he can help them put it in a burlap bag to sell or take home.

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    Zachary Gilbert, 8, of Hope, catches a pig in the pig scramble Saturday at the Skowhegan State Fair. Gilbert said the key to catching a pig is to “grab him by the ankle then pick him up in the air.”

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    Nathaniel Foss, a worker at the Skowhegan State Fair, helps a winner put her new pet pig in a burlap bag to take home while other children chase pigs around the fair’s barn show ring.

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    Two white Bengal tigers snarl at each other as they are coaxed to roll over together during a show at the Skowhegan fair on Sunday.

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    A trainer cools a grateful and cooperative Bengal with a water hose during a show on a hot Sunday at the Skowhegan fair.

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    Vicenta Pages coaxes a golden Bengal tiger to roll over during a show on Sunday at the Skowhegan State Fair.

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    A white Bengal tiger leaps over another tiger during a show on Sunday at the Skowhegan State Fair.

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    Batlee Berrier, of Oakland, poses for artist Mao at the Skowhegan State Fair on Sunday.

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    Bailey Manson, 15, of Canaan, stumbles through the rotating exit from the fun house Friday at the annual Skowhegan State Fair. It was the second day of the fair, which runs through Aug. 22.

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    Logan Averill, 5, of Auburn, helps his uncle Kevin Averill groom the family farm’s sheep Friday at the annual Skowhegan State Fair. It was the second day of the fair, which runs through Aug. 22.

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    Fairgoers enter the 197th Skowhegan State Fair Thursday on opening day. The fair runs through Saturday, Aug. 22.

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    Ellis Sirois, 12, left, and Ashley Corson, 13, right, ride the trapeze swing Thursday on the opening day of the Skowhegan State Fair.

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    Lillian Stimpson tries to entice people to play the Speed Pitch game Thursday on the opening day of the annual Skowhegan State Fair.

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    Sword swallower Red Stuart swallows a car axle as he and his fellow performers with World of Wonders prepare for the annual Skowhegan State Fair at the Skowhegan Fairgrounds on Tuesday.

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    Miss Spooky, a performer with World of Wonders, poses for a portrait in front of their cargo trailer at the Skowhegan Fairgrounds on Tuesday.

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    Red Stuart carries an assortment of swords and daggers in a wooden travel case on Tuesday. Stuart and other performers with World of Wonders at the Skowhegan State Fair at the fairgrounds.

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    Helen Balgooyen prepares the Norridgewock Grange display at the Skowhegan State Fair at the fairgrounds on Tuesday.

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    Sallie Wilder prepares the Norridgewock Grange display at the Skowhegan State Fair at the fairgrounds on Tuesday.

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    Diane Brown, grooms her pony, Buttermilk, on Friday as the annual Skowhegan State Fair rolls forward. It was the second day of the fair, which runs through Aug. 22.

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    Cars are led to the derby arena in front of derby fans Friday during the first night of the popular demolition derby at the Skowhegan State Fair.

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    Derby cars line up in front of the sold-out crowd Friday during the first night of the popular demolition derby at the Skowhegan State Fair.

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    A driver checks the damage to his car Friday after the first heat of the popular demolition derby at the Skowhegan State Fair.

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    A driver collides with other cars Friday during the first night of the popular demolition derby at the Skowhegan State Fair.

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    A driver makes a last-minute modification to his car Friday during the first night of the popular demolition derby at the Skowhegan State Fair.

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    A car shoots sparks as it spins its rims on the pavement Friday during the first night of the popular demolition derby at the Skowhegan State Fair.

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    Dakota Ingersoll, center, stands with Jeff Gilbert, right, owner and derby driver of the blue car, while awaiting inspection as Tina Cwikla handles the wheel Friday during the first night of the popular demolition derby at the Skowhegan State Fair.

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    A driver gives the thumbs-up sign Friday during the first night of the popular demolition derby at the Skowhegan State Fair.

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    A driver makes a last-minute modification to his car Friday during the first night of the popular demolition derby at the Skowhegan State Fair.

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    A proud derby driver waves to the crowd Friday during the first night of the popular demolition derby at the Skowhegan State Fair.

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    Demolition derby fans wait for mayhem Friday as the first night of the popular demolition derby kicks off at the Skowhegan State Fair.

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    A white Bengal tiger sits on another tiger during a show on Sunday at the Skowhegan State Fair.

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    Skowhegan State Fair attendees are in awe watching the Bengal tiger show on Sunday.

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    A white Bengal tiger lets out a big yawn while cooling off in the shade during a show at the Skowhegan State Fair on a hot Sunday.

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    A wrestler pins another with a foot to the throat during a spirited match at the Skowhegan fair on Sunday.

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    Sheridan Doyle, left, of Winthrop, competes with others in a tree felling event at the Skowhegan State Fair on Sunday.

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    Mara Kavanaugh, of Skowhegan, screams with joy while riding the Swinger amusement ride on the Midway at the Skowhegan State Fair on Sunday.

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