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The Eastern San Diego County Junior Fair

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LAKESIDE (CBS 8) - The East County Youth Fair is in full swing at the Lakeside rodeo grounds.

The fair started in 1960 at Gillespie field in El Cajon. The very first fundraiser raised less than $100. Last year, it topped to $50,000 for the first time.

This fair has helped give out around $1,500,000 in scholarships.

This fair highlights all the hard work the kids of East County (4H/FFA) put in all year.

FFA kids and 4-H students and will be showing animals all week. Tuesday goats and sheep will be showcased and Wednesday will be big beef and dairy. The primary show features pygmy goats and Nigerian Dwarf goats.

Thursday is Swine Showmanship, followed by Master Showmanship on Friday, ending with an auction on Saturday.

The public can attend, meet and talk to the kids that are raising these animals. You can find out exactly how they were fed and what they were fed so you know what you're getting and most of the money to purchase an animal is tax deductible.

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