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Collier County Fair 2013

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Stefan Bukvic sprays for preventative maintenance on a small roller coaster, Indy 500, Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Collier County Fairgrounds in Naples, Fla. Bukvic an immigrant from Croatia, has been working in carnival services the past 35 years. The Collier County fair commences March 14 and runs through the 24th. The annual event features amusement rides, prizes, food, bull riding, demolition derby and more. The event is held at 751 39th Ave NE  Naples, FL 34120. For more information  visit http://www.colliercountyfair.com/ or call (239) 455-1444.

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Corey Perrine/Staff Stefan Bukvic sprays for preventative maintenance on a small roller coaster, Indy 500, Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Collier County Fairgrounds in Naples, Fla. Bukvic an immigrant from Croatia, has been working in carnival services the past 35 years. The Collier County fair commences March 14 and runs through the 24th. The annual event features amusement rides, prizes, food, bull riding, demolition derby and more. The event is held at 751 39th Ave NE Naples, FL 34120. For more information visit http://www.colliercountyfair.com/ or call (239) 455-1444.

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  • March 14, 2013 Collier County Fair: Attendees had their pick of a very ample supply of old time carnival rides.  Ferris wheels, bumper cars and other thrill rides attracted the crowd. Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • March 14, 2013 Collier County Fair: Over in the poultry competition area young Hayden Halperin, 11 poses with his rooster Kravis along with Mom Melody and sister Elizabeth.  The competition has mushroomed in popularity.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
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A worker grips on while pounding a hammer behind the scenes Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Collier County Fairgrounds in Naples, Fla. The Collier County fair commences March 14 and runs through the 24th. The annual event features amusement rides, prizes, food, bull riding, demolition derby and more. The event is held at 751 39th Ave NE  Naples, FL 34120. For more information  visit http://www.colliercountyfair.com/ or call (239) 455-1444.
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Steven Granlee of Tampa rests on a swing set Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Collier County Fairgrounds in Naples, Fla. The Collier County fair commences March 14 and runs through the 24th. The annual event features amusement rides, prizes, food, bull riding, demolition derby and more. The event is held at 751 39th Ave NE  Naples, FL 34120. For more information  visit http://www.colliercountyfair.com/ or call (239) 455-1444.
  • March 14, 2013 Collier County Fair: Attendees had their pick of a very ample supply of old time carnival rides.  Ferris wheels, bumper cars and other thrill rides attracted the crowd. Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • March 14, 2013 Collier County Fair: Attendees had their pick of a very ample supply of old time carnival rides.  Ferris wheels, bumper cars and other thrill rides attracted the crowd. Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • March 14, 2013 Collier County Fair: Tosha & Julio give the basketball shoot a whirl.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • March 14, 2013 Collier County Fair: Juanita of Fried Dough & Funnell Cakes serves out a treat.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • March 14, 2013 Collier County Fair: Brian takes a break with kids Erin, 1 and Brian, 6. Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • March 14, 2013 Collier County Fair: Attendees had their pick of a very ample supply of old time carnival rides, foods and treats, livestock competitions, monster trucks, live music and more.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • March 14, 2013 Collier County Fair: In the Immokolee 4-H livestock area 'Wild Thing' an 862 lb. Brangus/cross greets visitors.   He's shown by Joshua L. Williams.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • March 14, 2013 Collier County Fair: Posing on the monster truck 'Rock Solid' is Graham & Tania Wilczewski along with kids Taylor & Evan Woods.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • March 14, 2013 Collier County Fair: The Collier County Fair opened on the 14th & runs through the 24th.  Attendees have their pick of a very ample supply of old time carnival rides, livestock displays, food, shopping and more.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • March 14, 2013 Collier County Fair: The free petting zoo offered kids the chance to hand feed everything from livestock like this Katahdin sheep to exotics like llamas.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • March 14, 2013 Collier County Fair: Browsers had their pick of everything from musical instruements to traditional rural clothing.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • March 14, 2013 Collier County Fair: Attendees had their pick of a very ample supply of old time carnival rides.  Ferris wheels, bumper cars and other thrill rides attracted the crowd. Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • March 14, 2013 Collier County Fair: James Boggs & Joe Strathas of Citra, FL pose with their monster truck, Mission 3:16.  Learn more about a ride in the truck & their charitable works at www.monstersonamission.com or call 239-673-9092.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • March 14, 2013 Collier County Fair: Attendees had their pick of a very ample supply of old time carnival rides.  Ferris wheels, bumper cars and other thrill rides attracted the crowd. Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • March 14, 2013 Collier County Fair: Attendees had their pick of a very ample supply of old time carnival rides.  Ferris wheels, bumper cars and other thrill rides attracted the crowd. Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
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Stefan Bukvic sprays for preventative maintenance on a small roller coaster, Indy 500, Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Collier County Fairgrounds in Naples, Fla. Bukvic an immigrant from Croatia, has been working in carnival services the past 35 years. The Collier County fair commences March 14 and runs through the 24th. The annual event features amusement rides, prizes, food, bull riding, demolition derby and more. The event is held at 751 39th Ave NE  Naples, FL 34120. For more information  visit http://www.colliercountyfair.com/ or call (239) 455-1444.
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Tony Albanese of Ohio passes on a bike Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Collier County Fairgrounds in Naples, Fla. The Collier County fair commences March 14 and runs through the 24th. The annual event features amusement rides, prizes, food, bull riding, demolition derby and more. The event is held at 751 39th Ave NE  Naples, FL 34120. For more information  visit http://www.colliercountyfair.com/ or call (239) 455-1444.
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Daniel Friedman of Tampa, center, cleans a ride Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Collier County Fairgrounds in Naples, Fla. The Collier County fair commences March 14 and runs through the 24th. The annual event features amusement rides, prizes, food, bull riding, demolition derby and more. The event is held at 751 39th Ave NE  Naples, FL 34120. For more information  visit http://www.colliercountyfair.com/ or call (239) 455-1444.
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A worker is seen reflected in a vending booth Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Collier County Fairgrounds in Naples, Fla. The Collier County fair commences March 14 and runs through the 24th. The annual event features amusement rides, prizes, food, bull riding, demolition derby and more. The event is held at 751 39th Ave NE  Naples, FL 34120. For more information  visit http://www.colliercountyfair.com/ or call (239) 455-1444.
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Workers are seen reflected in a vending booth Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Collier County Fairgrounds in Naples, Fla. The Collier County fair commences March 14 and runs through the 24th. The annual event features amusement rides, prizes, food, bull riding, demolition derby and more. The event is held at 751 39th Ave NE  Naples, FL 34120. For more information  visit http://www.colliercountyfair.com/ or call (239) 455-1444.
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Dave Park, left, flexes his guns next to co-worker Ureiel Posadas Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Collier County Fairgrounds in Naples, Fla. The Collier County fair commences March 14 and runs through the 24th. The annual event features amusement rides, prizes, food, bull riding, demolition derby and more. The event is held at 751 39th Ave NE  Naples, FL 34120. For more information  visit http://www.colliercountyfair.com/ or call (239) 455-1444.
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From left, Tim Monroe, Jim Coyne and Darryl Johnson setup a ball toss game while running a line to string up stuffed prizes Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Collier County Fairgrounds in Naples, Fla. The Collier County fair commences March 14 and runs through the 24th. The annual event features amusement rides, prizes, food, bull riding, demolition derby and more. The event is held at 751 39th Ave NE  Naples, FL 34120. For more information  visit http://www.colliercountyfair.com/ or call (239) 455-1444.
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Jim Coyne of Lebanon, Maine steps down from a ladder while hanging stuffed prizes Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Collier County Fairgrounds in Naples, Fla. The Collier County fair commences March 14 and runs through the 24th. The annual event features amusement rides, prizes, food, bull riding, demolition derby and more. The event is held at 751 39th Ave NE  Naples, FL 34120. For more information  visit http://www.colliercountyfair.com/ or call (239) 455-1444.
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The helmet of Marco Sanchez is seen Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Collier County Fairgrounds in Naples, Fla. The Collier County fair commences March 14 and runs through the 24th. The annual event features amusement rides, prizes, food, bull riding, demolition derby and more. The event is held at 751 39th Ave NE  Naples, FL 34120. For more information  visit http://www.colliercountyfair.com/ or call (239) 455-1444.
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Lazaro Gonzalez is seen in portrait Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Collier County Fairgrounds in Naples, Fla. The Collier County fair commences March 14 and runs through the 24th. The annual event features amusement rides, prizes, food, bull riding, demolition derby and more. The event is held at 751 39th Ave NE  Naples, FL 34120. For more information  visit http://www.colliercountyfair.com/ or call (239) 455-1444.
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Oscar Bonilla, center, rests in a fun house exit while talking with co-worker Marco Sanchez Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Collier County Fairgrounds in Naples, Fla. The Collier County fair commences March 14 and runs through the 24th. The annual event features amusement rides, prizes, food, bull riding, demolition derby and more. The event is held at 751 39th Ave NE  Naples, FL 34120. For more information  visit http://www.colliercountyfair.com/ or call (239) 455-1444.
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A worker carries stuffed prizes past a rockstar-laden fun house Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Collier County Fairgrounds in Naples, Fla. The Collier County fair commences March 14 and runs through the 24th. The annual event features amusement rides, prizes, food, bull riding, demolition derby and more. The event is held at 751 39th Ave NE  Naples, FL 34120. For more information  visit http://www.colliercountyfair.com/ or call (239) 455-1444.
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Workers wash the exterior of a food service trailer Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Collier County Fairgrounds in Naples, Fla. The Collier County fair commences March 14 and runs through the 24th. The annual event features amusement rides, prizes, food, bull riding, demolition derby and more. The event is held at 751 39th Ave NE  Naples, FL 34120. For more information  visit http://www.colliercountyfair.com/ or call (239) 455-1444.
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The fair is seen being setup Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Collier County Fairgrounds in Naples, Fla. The Collier County fair commences March 14 and runs through the 24th. The annual event features amusement rides, prizes, food, bull riding, demolition derby and more. The event is held at 751 39th Ave NE  Naples, FL 34120. For more information  visit http://www.colliercountyfair.com/ or call (239) 455-1444.
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Bob Pugh overseas production from his golf cart with his golden retriever Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Collier County Fairgrounds in Naples, Fla. The Collier County fair commences March 14 and runs through the 24th. The annual event features amusement rides, prizes, food, bull riding, demolition derby and more. The event is held at 751 39th Ave NE  Naples, FL 34120. For more information  visit http://www.colliercountyfair.com/ or call (239) 455-1444.
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Ricky Reyes calibrates the roller coaster, Indy 500, Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Collier County Fairgrounds in Naples, Fla. The Collier County fair commences March 14 and runs through the 24th. The annual event features amusement rides, prizes, food, bull riding, demolition derby and more. The event is held at 751 39th Ave NE  Naples, FL 34120. For more information  visit http://www.colliercountyfair.com/ or call (239) 455-1444.
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Terry Farmer, left, carries stuffed animals while William 'Frogger' Koger sets up his water target booth Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Collier County Fairgrounds in Naples, Fla. The Collier County fair commences March 14 and runs through the 24th. The annual event features amusement rides, prizes, food, bull riding, demolition derby and more. The event is held at 751 39th Ave NE  Naples, FL 34120. For more information  visit http://www.colliercountyfair.com/ or call (239) 455-1444.
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Renard Russell, left, hams it up with Terry Farmer Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Collier County Fairgrounds in Naples, Fla. The Collier County fair commences March 14 and runs through the 24th. The annual event features amusement rides, prizes, food, bull riding, demolition derby and more. The event is held at 751 39th Ave NE  Naples, FL 34120. For more information  visit http://www.colliercountyfair.com/ or call (239) 455-1444.
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William 'Frogger' Koger hangs stuffed animals with Terry Farmer Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Collier County Fairgrounds in Naples, Fla. The Collier County fair commences March 14 and runs through the 24th. The annual event features amusement rides, prizes, food, bull riding, demolition derby and more. The event is held at 751 39th Ave NE  Naples, FL 34120. For more information  visit http://www.colliercountyfair.com/ or call (239) 455-1444.
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Andres Campos cleans a drum brake Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Collier County Fairgrounds in Naples, Fla. The Collier County fair commences March 14 and runs through the 24th. The annual event features amusement rides, prizes, food, bull riding, demolition derby and more. The event is held at 751 39th Ave NE  Naples, FL 34120. For more information  visit http://www.colliercountyfair.com/ or call (239) 455-1444.
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Photo creations hang on Frank Chrisco's photo stand Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Collier County Fairgrounds in Naples, Fla. The Collier County fair commences March 14 and runs through the 24th. The annual event features amusement rides, prizes, food, bull riding, demolition derby and more. The event is held at 751 39th Ave NE  Naples, FL 34120. For more information  visit http://www.colliercountyfair.com/ or call (239) 455-1444.
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Cierra Jessiman, center from left, Ashlee Parker and Anthony Liedtke (cq) work to setup a ping pong ball toss/goldfish prize booth Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Collier County Fairgrounds in Naples, Fla. The Collier County fair commences March 14 and runs through the 24th. The annual event features amusement rides, prizes, food, bull riding, demolition derby and more. The event is held at 751 39th Ave NE  Naples, FL 34120. For more information  visit http://www.colliercountyfair.com/ or call (239) 455-1444.
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The dog of Frank Chrisco hangs outside Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Collier County Fairgrounds in Naples, Fla. The Collier County fair commences March 14 and runs through the 24th. The annual event features amusement rides, prizes, food, bull riding, demolition derby and more. The event is held at 751 39th Ave NE  Naples, FL 34120. For more information  visit http://www.colliercountyfair.com/ or call (239) 455-1444.
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A dog makes its way under an amusement ride Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Collier County Fairgrounds in Naples, Fla. The Collier County fair commences March 14 and runs through the 24th. The annual event features amusement rides, prizes, food, bull riding, demolition derby and more. The event is held at 751 39th Ave NE  Naples, FL 34120. For more information  visit http://www.colliercountyfair.com/ or call (239) 455-1444.
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A worker is seen between stuffed prizes Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Collier County Fairgrounds in Naples, Fla. The Collier County fair commences March 14 and runs through the 24th. The annual event features amusement rides, prizes, food, bull riding, demolition derby and more. The event is held at 751 39th Ave NE  Naples, FL 34120. For more information  visit http://www.colliercountyfair.com/ or call (239) 455-1444.
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An attraction is seen setup Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Collier County Fairgrounds in Naples, Fla. The Collier County fair commences March 14 and runs through the 24th. The annual event features amusement rides, prizes, food, bull riding, demolition derby and more. The event is held at 751 39th Ave NE  Naples, FL 34120. For more information  visit http://www.colliercountyfair.com/ or call (239) 455-1444.

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