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Hundreds enjoy cool evening for final night of Saline County Fair

  • The Ferris wheel spins Saturday night at the Saline County Fair.

    The Ferris wheel spins Saturday night at the Saline County Fair.
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  • TRAVIS DENEAL PHOTOThe Ferris wheel spins Saturday night at the Saline County Fair.

    TRAVIS DENEAL PHOTOThe Ferris wheel spins Saturday night at the Saline County Fair.

  • TRAVIS DENEAL PHOTOThe Ferris wheel spins Saturday night at the Saline County Fair.

    TRAVIS DENEAL PHOTOThe Ferris wheel spins Saturday night at the Saline County Fair.

  • TRAVIS DENEAL PHOTOThe Ferris wheel lights up as it spins at the Saline County Fair Saturday night.

    TRAVIS DENEAL PHOTOThe Ferris wheel lights up as it spins at the Saline County Fair Saturday night.

  • TRAVIS DENEAL PHOTORiders on the Scrambler are a blur as the fair ride rapidly spins.

    TRAVIS DENEAL PHOTORiders on the Scrambler are a blur as the fair ride rapidly spins.

  • Riders on the Scrambler are a blur as the fair ride rapidly spins.

    Riders on the Scrambler are a blur as the fair ride rapidly spins.
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  • The grandstand and the racers' area both were packed Saturday night for the demolition derby.

    The grandstand and the racers' area both were packed Saturday night for the demolition derby.
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  • A car rides its rear end up on a competitor during the "mini car" segment of the demolition derby Saturday night.

    A car rides its rear end up on a competitor during the "mini car" segment of the demolition derby Saturday night.
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  • TRAVIS DENEAL PHOTOA demo derby competitor hits another car with enough force to raise its front end off the track Saturday night.

    TRAVIS DENEAL PHOTOA demo derby competitor hits another car with enough force to raise its front end off the track Saturday night.

  • A demo derby driver waits to be pushed out of the track after his car is knocked out of competition Saturday night.

    A demo derby driver waits to be pushed out of the track after his car is knocked out of competition Saturday night.
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  • Two demo derby cars collide.

    Two demo derby cars collide.
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  • TRAVIS DENEAL PHOTOCars begin to pile up during a demo derby heat.

    TRAVIS DENEAL PHOTOCars begin to pile up during a demo derby heat.

  • TRAVIS DENEAL PHOTO'Power Wheels' competitors ride in their own mini demo derby Saturday night prior to the main event.

    TRAVIS DENEAL PHOTO'Power Wheels' competitors ride in their own mini demo derby Saturday night prior to the main event.

  • TRAVIS DENEAL PHOTOTwo cars collide.

    TRAVIS DENEAL PHOTOTwo cars collide.

  • 'Power Wheels' competitors ride in their own mini demo derby Saturday night prior to the main event.

    'Power Wheels' competitors ride in their own mini demo derby Saturday night prior to the main event.
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By Travis DeNeal tdeneal@dailyregister.com
Posted on 7/31/2018, 4:43 PM

HARRISBURG -- Unseasonably cool weather and the perennial grandstand favorite demolition derby brought plenty of people to the Saline County Fair for its final night Saturday.

At the grandstand, prior to the demo derby, a group of youngsters got the chance to crash ride-on electric cars in the "Power Wheels" match prior to the real thing.

During the heats for the various derby events, those in the packed grandstand roared with approval at big hits and near misses.

Over on the midway, the Ferris wheel and the Scrambler proved popular as riders would race back into line immediately after they finished the previous ride.