Billy Powell of New Vineyard drives Rambo and Ted toward the end line Thursday during the 3,200-pound oxen pulling event at the Topsham Fair. The fair continues through Sunday with horse pulling, harness racing and a plethora of other activities. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Despite the oppressive heat, the midway and rides at the Topsham Fair on Thursday were a busy place. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Billy Powell of New Vineyard drives Rambo and Ted toward the end line Thursday afternoon during the 3,200-pound oxen pulling event at the Topsham Fair. The fair continues through Sunday with horse pulling, harness racing, and a plethora of other activities. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Kathi Yergin, the official cheesecake cutter at the Topsham Fair, slices into one of the contestant’s pies Thursday afternoon as judges Dick Brown and Landon Hixon, left, record scores for the pieces they just tasted. The caramel cheesecake, foreground, was the winner. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Goats and sheep vie for the attention of Sophia Bernier Thursday afternoon, as she walks through one of the barns at the Topsham Fair with her grandparents. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Chainsaw sculptor Tim Pickett works on a fox sculpture Thursday afternoon at the Topsham Fair. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Russell Hine of Livermore Falls cools off his Chianina oxen Thursday afternoon before the 3,200-pound oxen pull at the Topsham Fair. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Ella Ridley of Shapleigh cools off in a bucket behind the barns Thursday afternoon at the Topsham Fair as a friend sneeks up and douses her with a hose. Ridley and most of her siblings, cousins, and friends are involved in fair events, including the sheep showing Wednesday. Immediately after this photo was taken, all the children grabbed hoses they used to wash sheep the day before and enjoyed a water fight. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

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