Country Fair Fun

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Carnival enthusiasts ride the Ferris wheel, Hurricane and Gravitron, three of the many options at the 43rd Annual Ramona Country Fair. Sentinel photos/Maureen Robertson

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Girls take a spin on a carnival ride. *IMG_4238.WEB

Thomas Brackman, 10, gives his mother a thumbs up before he and seven other contestants in the pie eating contest dove into their task — no hands, no forks.

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Eight contestants dive face first into lemon meringue pies — no hands, no forks — to see who can eat theirs first.

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Father/son contestants Travis and Spencer Miller of Ramona give it their all. IMG_4270.WEB

Tim Lang, who works with Southern California Security Group, takes a break from his duties at the country fair to win the pie eating contest. "I'm glad I had a small breakfast," he said.

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Valentino Zendejas, 18 months old, reaches for a squeeze toy at a vendor’s booth.

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Coldwell Banker Broker Katie McNorton talks to a fair-goer about Hearts & Hands Animal Rescue. Her business sponsored the nonprofit's booth at the four-day fair, presented by Ramona Chamber of Commerce.

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Contestants in the frozen T-shirt contest work at warming up their T-shirts so they can put them on.

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Kevin Carmona, right, reacts to applause after winning the frozen T-shirt contest Sunday. A Ramona High School senior, he had taken a break from his volunteering duties at the school's Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps booth.

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Chamber President Bob Murray, left, with vendor Jerry Vandaweigh and chamber Second Vice President David Worden spend the weekend at the fair.

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Jason DeLeo, the chamber's immediate past president, gets the lights working the first night of the fair.

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