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First day of York Fair full of great food, great weather, and a baby calf

Updated: Friday, September 6 2013, 09:51 PM CDT
Reported by Donna Kirker Morgan

York -- Over 640,000 people could attend the 249th York Fair, which kicked-off Friday under beautiful weather conditions and a bit tighter security.

The Fair says that random check of backpacks and large bags will be part of this year's event.

"We will check bags of those people who draw police attention, but probably moms and dads with strollers and kids won't have their bag searched, " said Gene Schenk, who is the President of the York Fair.

CBS 21 did not see any bags being searched during the first day, which included the birth of a baby cow in the Toyota Arena and Birthing Center.

Glen Rock teenager C.J. Hanson shrieked and giggled as the dairy cow delivered the calf in front of a crowd.

Her mother, Kathy Hanson, was thrilled to get a real life lesson from the York Fair.

"Were home-schoolers and just studied health and reproduction so God is good and provided a living class room for us," she told CBS 21.

As expected, the animals are a big draw for the fair. But most people come for the food, which includes everything you could possibly think of to be fried.

Some of the new attractions this year include helicopter rides, lumberjack shows, and a free fall ride for those who are brave enough.

Big name talent is also a traditional part of the Fair. This year the Marshall Tucker Band, Alan Jackson, Florida Georgia Line and Halestorm, a local favorite, are appearing.

There is also plenty to do at the Fair that is free, especially for the young kids.  Those activities range from face painting to various "make it, take it" events.First day of York Fair full of great food, great weather, and a baby calf

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