Grand Carousel animals move onto Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds

Moving in. A workman with Butler Amusements carries this carousel horse on Tuesday. It was placed on the Grand Carousel on the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds. The fair opens on Friday, Aug. 31, in Blackfoot. Omar Herrera, who works with Butler Amusements, carries the hare from the back of the truck on Tuesday.The fair begins on Friday, Aug. 31, in Blackfoot. Workers of Butler Amusements attach the animals of the Grand Carousel on Tuesday.The Eastern Idaho State Fair begins on Friday, Aug. 31, in Blackfoot.
By: 
LESLIE MIELKE
Staff Writer

Omar Herrera, who works with Butler Amusements, carries the hare from the back of the truck on Tuesday. It will be placed on the Grand Carousel on the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds. 'Each animal weighs between 75-80 pounds,' Herrera said. 'There are 60 carousel animals—50 horses and 10 other animals including a chicken, zebra, rooster, swine, ostrich, kitty cat and elk on the carousel. The animals are put on the carousel in a specific order. The largest animals go onto the outside of the ride.' The fair begins on Friday, Aug. 31, in Blackfoot.

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