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Mesa County Fair Offers Tasty Competitions

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Updated: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 03:49:50 MST

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- The Mesa County Fair may be known to thrill people with its carnival rides, but it's also known for its unique competitions and shows held throughout the week.

On Wednesday, dozens of people competed in the watermelon eating competition. The idea of the contest was not how much watermelon someone can eat, but how fast someone can eat it with hands behind your back.

The competition was split into age categories.

"I don't usually win things, ever. Honestly, it wasn't that hard because I love watermelon, and basically what I do at home is eat as much as I can and swallow," said Marcus Coty, age 11-13 winner.

Thursday offers another unique, tasty competition. At 1 p.m. in the Gazebo area, there will be an Enstrom's ice cream eating contest.

Anyone who has a ticket can participate in these competitions at no extra cost.

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