Monday, September 20, 2010
Another Day at the Fair
The State Fair ran all last week in the next town over from us. I posted about our visit with the farm animals last weekend. This week I will focus on the rides, produce, crafts and tractors. I had forgotten how bright the colors are at the fair. If you look in the upper part of the pics you will see the lift rides carrying you over the fairgrounds and back. That would have been the only ride I would have taken but the lines were too long and I was ready to call it a day by then.
It was dizzying at first - just so much to take in. We stuck to the tents and buildings with the produce. Since my husband is a gardener, we always check out the giant vegetables and fruits. This is a good size tomato but the 154 pound watermelon and the 756 pound pumpkin were really impressive!
This colorful hand sewn jacket caught me eye - even the buttons have color and texture to them. And the chicken cake below is stupendous! What creativity!
What is a fair without hand churned ice cream - apple pie ice cream no less! Mmmm mmm good.
Finally, we enjoyed viewing the antique tractors with their fiery red paint. Some dated back to the early part of the 20th century. We had so much fun this year and the weather that day was perfect. Hope to go again next September!
For more radiant red shots please visit Ruby Tuesday and Rednesday! And don't forget Outdoor Wednesday.
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