The Delaware County Fair opened for a weeklong celebration of agriculture, carnival rides and demolition derby smashups on Sunday, Aug. 16 in Walton.
Photographer Michael Wentland, who carries his camera wherever he goes and uses a photojournalistic style to document the Catskills and its events and people, was at the fair this week. Here are a few of his shots. You can follow Michael's photography on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To see larger versions of these photos, check out our album on Flickr.
Above: The rabbit barn at the Delaware County Fair.
Above: Firefighters waited on the sidelines of the Demolition Derby on Monday, Aug. 17.
Above: Waiting for passengers to board.
Above: Demolition Derby cars sport homemade paint jobs.
Above: Livestock compete for prizes and bragging rights.
Above: Tractors as far as the eye can see.
Above: Derby cars compete.
Above: Pigs await their big moment.
Above: Several Demolition Derby cars were decorated with images of the Confederate battle flag. An article we ran about the Delaware County Fair's decision not to ban the sale of merchandise bearing the image of the Confederate flag prompted controversy last month.