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    Ava Johnson, 4, of Harpswell is illuminated by a floodlight as she zooms to a soft landing on the inflatable slide at the Topsham Fair on Friday.

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    Five-year-old children give chase during the Pig Scramble at the 165th annual Topsham Fair on Friday. The competition is held in three divisions, for 5-, 6- and 7-year-olds, on separate days during the fair's eight-day run.

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    Isabella Davenport, 5, of Westbrook grabs a pig during Friday's Pig Scramble at the Topsham Fair. Children who catch pigs are given a choice to keep them or sell them back to farmer and event organizer Dick Brown for 0. Davenport and her family opted to keep the pig.

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    Jill Ross of Brunswick helps her 2-year-old grandson, Remington Charette, swing the hammer at the Kiddie Striker while vendor John Iadarola looks on.

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    Makeda Berhanu, left, Haley Wiers and Madilyn Onorato clutch their cellphones while riding the gliders at the Topsham Fair on Wednesday. Berhanu said she was recording video of the experience.

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    Matthew Davison of Topsham lies on the ground, feeling queasy from too many rides at the Topsham Fair on Wednesday. "I thought I was going to throw up or I was having a stroke," he said.

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    Paula Wynne, left, and Gladys Wilbur await the next round of ticket buyers at dusk Friday at the Topsham Fair.

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    Chase Pierce, 4, of Lisbon scales the ladder to the top of the inflatable slide at the Topsham Fair on Wednesday.

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    A nearly full row of seats on the Genesis rotates at high speed on Wednesday at the Topsham Fair.

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    Demi Nicholas, 11, of Windham keeps her composure while guiding Delight, a reluctant Nigerian dwarf, during the 4-H goat show Friday at the Topsham Fair. Nicholas, who took fourth place in a field of five, was clearly disappointed. "She was bad," she said of her goat.

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    Quentin Barber inflates a novelty alien to arrange alongside the other prizes at the Kiddie Striker – a hammer-and-bell strength test for children.

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    Katie Merrill Kane laughs after colliding with family members in her bumper car Friday at the Topsham Fair.

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    Emmett Stuart, 6, of Harpswell tosses an inflatable alien into the air near a display of chain saw carvings Friday evening at the Topsham Fair.

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    People mingle on the midway at dusk Friday at the Topsham Fair.

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