Genesee County Fair celebrates 169 years

The Genesee County Fair is in full swing celebrating 169 years, but with the recent swine flu cases confirmed in Michigan organizers are being extra cautious with this year's agriculture exhibits. (Photo: WEYI)

GENESEE COUNTY, Mich. -- The Genesee County Fair is in full swing celebrating 169 years, but with the recent swine flu cases confirmed in Michigan organizers are being extra cautious with this year's agriculture exhibits.

The fair's veterinarian comes in and inspects all the animals before they get off the trailer. Organizers are suggesting that if fairgoers touch the animals, make sure you wash your hands afterwards.

Because the swine flu cases have been linked to pigs, they are taking extra precaution with that part of the exhibit.

"We have delayed the swine show until Thursday. They will come on Thursday. They will have their show and then we have the auction on Saturday. For this year just being extra safe we are having the pigs here for about 48 hours," said Christian Miller, executive director Genesee County Fair.

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