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
Girls take a spin on a carnival ride.
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.
Eight contestants dive face first into lemon meringue pies — no hands, no forks — to see who can eat theirs first.
Father/son contestants Travis and Spencer Miller of Ramona give it their all.
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.
Valentino Zendejas, 18 months old, reaches for a squeeze toy at a vendor’s booth.
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.
Contestants in the frozen T-shirt contest work at warming up their T-shirts so they can put them on.
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.
Chamber President Bob Murray, left, with vendor Jerry Vandaweigh and chamber Second Vice President David Worden spend the weekend at the fair.
Jason DeLeo, the chamber's immediate past president, gets the lights working the first night of the fair.