The 86th annual Marion County Fair blended familiar events with some new ones over six days of activities and entertainment last week. • Members of the TJ Ranch team work their calf toward the trailer during the loading competition at the Coed Ranch Rodeo on Tuesday evening. • The McPherson Bagpipers Ensemble from McPherson made its debut during and after Friday’s parade. • A traffic jam developed during the debut of the power wheels event during the demolition derby on Saturday. • A parade float sponsored by the Democratic Party promoted Jo Schwartz’s campaign to unseat John Barker as 70th District representative in Topeka was a reminder of the political season. • Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp greets onlookers as he walks the parade route.