A woman holds a goat while watching showmanship judging at the Oregon 4-H State Fair on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Horses whinnied, goats bleated and geese gaggled during the opening of the Oregon State Fair Friday. Kids participating in the 4-H program showed off their livestock to compete for prizes.

After last year’s break due to Covid, the Oregon State Fair is back from Aug. 27 through Sept. 6. There are carnival rides, a petting zoo and concerts.

Anna Baulmholtz, of Yamhill County 4-H, walks back with her horse, Pistol, after competing in showmanship at the Oregon 4-H State Fair on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Scotland Brotherton, 10, of Faircreek Livestock 4-H, wrangles her goat, Reese's, at the Oregon 4-H State Fair on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

The horse showmanship competition was held at the Oregon 4-H State Fair on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

The horse showmanship competition was held at the Oregon 4-H State Fair on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Grace Nelson runs a showmanship pattern during the intermediate showmanship competition at the Oregon 4-H State Fair on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

A participant checks the showing times at the Oregon 4-H State Fair on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

The small animal barn at the Oregon 4-H State Fair on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

The small animal barn at the Oregon 4-H State Fair on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Participants and spectators walk behind the livestock pavillion at the Oregon 4-H State Fair on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Goat showmanship judging at the Oregon 4-H State Fair on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Taylor Johns competes in intermediate showmanship at the Oregon 4-H State Fair on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Lizzy Ward, of Scuttlebums 4-H, shakes hands with judge Ilaena Mellentine, after receiving reserve champion for her cavy, Dumpling, at the Oregon 4-H State Fair on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Addison Cleveland, 16, brushes her goat Squiggles at the Oregon 4-H State Fair on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Goats sit in their pen in the 4-H/FFA barn at the Oregon 4-H State Fair on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

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