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The 82nd annual Warren County Fair is now underway. Organizers hope 50,000 to 60,000 people will turn out at the fairgrounds in Pittsfield.

 The fair features food, rides and entertainment. But the focus remains on farming.

 About 600 animals will be shown during the week, with young people trying to capture blue ribbons. It takes lot of work to prepare. And today there was plenty of washing, clipping and brushing going on inside the barns before the competition.

 Organizers say it's important to get young people involved, and let non-farmers know the importance of farming.

 Fair Board President Dave Wilcox said, "Agriculture as a whole in Warren County is the single largest industry in the county. And it is the largest single industry in the State of Pennsylvania."

 Today's weather was perfect for the fair. Organizers say intense heat or rain keeps people away. So they're hoping for nice weather the rest of the week.

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