Animals steal the show at Lincoln County Fair

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Sunday afternoon was full of excitement at the Lincoln County Fair.

The wiener dog races captivated the audience at the Lincoln County Fair Sunday (Credit: Patrick Johnstone/KNOP-TV)

Early in the afternoon, animals competed to see who was the fastest, which was capped off by the wiener dog races.

Three-year-old Winston took the top spot in the races, and his owner, Marissa Kleist, said she entered him in the race just for fun.

"Just for the simple fact that I love wiener dogs, and it's fun. We didn't do any preparation at all, we just kind of signed him up. He loves to run," Kleist said.

After the races, area kids competed in mutton bustin'.

While the lambs got the best of most of the riders, some kids were able to hold on to reach the top three.

Kreighton Bryant finished in third, Baker Krupickq took second, and Dracen Smith finished in first.

Smith had never competed in mutton bustin' prior to Sunday's event, but he described his ride by saying, "I just held on to that sucker and made a good ride."