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From horses to hoverboards – the Aiken Standard’s photographers captured local lifestyle moments all year long.

We’ve selected 10 of our favorite local lifestyle photos from 2021 to share with our readers.

Included in our roundup of top local photos are scenes from the Dino Hunt! attraction at Eudora Farms near Salley; a snapshot of a young boy powering a kid-sized John Deere during a tractor pull; and portrait of Aiken’s own “Cantaloupe Queen.”

Many more moments are included. We hope our readers appreciate the sights and scenes Aiken Standard reporters documented all year round.

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Wyatt Hansen, 9, leads Rugged Artemis, a Quarter Horse, while riding a hoverboard at the Aiken Training Track. Rugged Artemis was scheduled to be offered for sale during the Best of the West Horses auction at the Training Track. (Dede Biles/Staff)


1. Best of the West: Wyatt Hansen, 9, leads Rugged Artemis, a Quarter Horse, while riding a hoverboard at the Aiken Training Track. Rugged Artemis was scheduled to be offered for sale during the Best of the West Horses auction at the Training Track. (Dede Biles/Staff)



No. 2 - Aiken Standard's top 10 local lifestyle photos of 2021

Jackson resident Beau Andrews, at 20 months old, tries his hands (and feet) at guiding and powering a kid-sized John Deere during the Tractor Pull at the Western Carolina State Fairgrounds. (Bill Bengtson/Staff)



2. Tractor pull: Jackson resident Beau Andrews, at 20 months old, tries his hands (and feet) at guiding and powering a kid-sized John Deere during the Tractor Pull at the Western Carolina State Fairgrounds. (Bill Bengtson/Staff)



No. 3 - Aiken Standard's top 10 local lifestyle photos of 2021

Connor Salisbury meets a Velociraptor that is part of the Dino Hunt! attraction at Eudora Farms near Salley in April. (Dede Biles/Staff)


3. Dino Hunt: Connor Salisbury meets a Velociraptor that is part of the Dino Hunt! attraction at Eudora Farms near Salley in April. (Dede Biles/Staff)



No. 4 - Aiken Standard's top 10 local lifestyle photos of 2021

Ruby Lundy has been a roadside vendor, with a particular focus on cantaloupes, since 1967. She is shown here near her home, just north of Aiken’s city limit, a few steps from S.C. Highway 19. (Bill Bengtson/Staff)


4. “Cantaloupe Queen”: Ruby Lundy has been a roadside vendor, with a particular focus on cantaloupes, since 1967. She is shown here near her home, just north of Aiken’s city limit, a few steps from S.C. Highway 19. (Bill Bengtson/Staff)



No. 5 - Aiken Standard's top 10 local lifestyle photos of 2021

Lacey Kirkbride, left, and Sophia Slade enjoy some hair-raising thrills while riding Pharaoh’s Fury at Aiken Fest in February. (Dede Biles/Staff)


5. Aiken Fest: Lacey Kirkbride, left, and Sophia Slade enjoy some hair-raising thrills while riding Pharaoh’s Fury at Aiken Fest in February. (Dede Biles/Staff)



No. 6 - Aiken Standard's top 10 local lifestyle photos of 2021

An Augusta West dancer performs in the cheerleading section of the routine during Border Bash in SRP Park. (Katie Beth Cannon/ Contributor)



6. Border Bash: An Augusta West dancer performs in the cheerleading section of the routine during Border Bash in SRP Park. (Katie Beth Cannon/ Contributor)



No. 7 - Aiken Standard's top 10 local lifestyle photos of 2021

Dennis “Robocop” Orcollo, from the Philippines, is in action in August at The Rack and Grill III, facing another world-class pool player: Shane Van Boening, of Rapid City, South Dakota. (Bill Bengtson/Staff)


7. High-prize pool: Dennis “Robocop” Orcollo, from the Philippines, is in action in August at The Rack and Grill III, facing another world-class pool player: Shane Van Boening, of Rapid City, South Dakota. (Bill Bengtson/Staff)



No. 8 - Aiken Standard's top 10 local lifestyle photos of 2021

Brisket, please? Pooch Leo waits on a beefy bit from Karen Smith, on hand with husband Billy Smith in downtown Aiken for the sixth annual Hops and Hogs festival in June. (Bill Bengtson/Staff)


8. Hops and Hogs: Brisket, please? Pooch Leo waits on a beefy bit from Karen Smith, on hand with husband Billy Smith in downtown Aiken for the sixth annual Hops and Hogs festival in June. (Bill Bengtson/Staff)



No. 9 - Aiken Standard's top 10 local lifestyle photos of 2021

Aiken Horsepower’s 18th Annual Spring Fling Show and Shine Car Show was held in May at the Aiken fairgrounds. (Shakailah Heard/Staff)



9. Spring Fling: Aiken Horsepower’s 18th Annual Spring Fling Show and Shine Car Show was held in May at the Aiken fairgrounds. (Shakailah Heard/Staff)



No. 10 - Aiken Standard's top 10 local lifestyle photos of 2021

In the this September photo, a horse and a rider wait for a competition to begin during the Aiken Fall Festival I hunter/jumper show at the Aiken Horse Park Foundation’s Bruce’s Field. (Dede Biles/Staff)



10. Aiken Fall Festival: In the this September photo, a horse and a rider wait for a competition to begin during the Aiken Fall Festival I hunter/jumper show at the Aiken Horse Park Foundation’s Bruce’s Field. (Dede Biles/Staff)

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