Who doesn’t love a county fair?
I love ours so much I wish it came more than once a year. When our horse rescue asked for volunteers to man (or in this case, woman) our booth in the ag building, I jumped at the chance. BTW, our booth placed second and won a ribbon!
Our fair dubs itself “a country fair with ocean air.” The agricultural plain on which I live is bounded north and east by mountains, west and a tad south by the Pacific Ocean. It’s still pretty and rural even with the subdivisions. Agriculture is still king.
Strawberries are the queen, but lemons and avocados are royalty as well.
I was incredulous that pumpkins were already this big. Our plant in our backyard garden has a lo-o-o-ong way to go.
And I visited the display about a nasty, invasive plant, the bladderweed.
After signing up some new volunteers and showing off pic of our horses, I meandered the fair.
Nothing like quilts and critters.
Or exotic table settings that earn ribbons. (theme: Dinner with the Sheikh.)
Or old fashioned soda.
(Me, I settled for a big cup of fresh-squeezed lemonade and my ever favorite, a gooey cinnamon roll.)
The only bad thing: I had to miss the PRCA rodeo a week later due to travel plans.
Aw well. There’s always next year!
How about you? You like fairs? What’s your favorite thing to do, see, or eat? (Me, I do NOT like the midway rides.)
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