The Bridgewater Country Fairgrounds were a muddy mess by Sunday evening.

Yet even the soggy underfooting, the almost constant threat of rain, and the cancellation of Friday's traditional opening parade due to a rainy deluge couldn't spoil the volunteer firefighters' 57th edition of the Bridgewater Country Fair.

Proceeds from the fair will benefit the Bridgewater volunteer firefighters' work and programs.

For more photographs and the list of award winners from the fair's many competitions, check www.newstimes.com/spectrum.