The last week in July is fair week in our town…..the Orleans County 4-H Fair, to be specific! All the 4-H-ers work hard all year long for the chance to show off their efforts at the fair. I love the fair! I love the celebratory atmosphere, the food, the people, the exhibits, the animals, the food, the smiles and laughter, the sounds……did I mention the food???!!! I usually try to go at least a couple times in the week long event to support the 4-H-ers who deserve a lot of praise for their hard work. This year, it was too hot to wander around in the sun the first couple of days, but I made up for it the rest of the week! I went with a friend on Wednesday – we had our dinner there and walked around some. Then, I went back Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with my camera to capture as many of the wonderful sights and activities as I could! I ended up with over 200 photos…..it was really hard narrowing it down to what I have chosen to share here……but, I did narrow it down and here they are…..
Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls, I give you a sample view of the 2015 Orleans County 4-H Fair!!!
Just one of several dinners – Pulled Pork, Chicken BBQ, Fish Fry, and Steak
4-H and Farm Bureau booths with pies, fries, hot dogs, burgers, milkshakes, etc…
T-Shirt says it all….”What do I do? Tend the crops, care for animals, feed the world!”
Duh! Of Course I played I Got It!!! I even WON a game…..I gave the token to a little girl sitting next to me!
Just as I stopped at this cow and lifted my camera, she let out a huge, loud, long “MOOOOO”! Not sure if she was excited to get her picture taken or if she was scolding me for taking it from this angle……hahaha!!!
This adorable alpaca stole my heart……isn’t she just the cutest sweetheart you’ve ever seen?
There’s my sweetie alpaca, again…..she won a blue ribbon!!! Well, of course……
The Car Show:
The Who Dats played Friday night…..great local band, includes my friend, John B on guitar (second from the right)
Magic show several times daily
The Chainsaw Chix carving their hearts out several times daily
The Beatles…..well, a Beatles tribute band called Mr. Mustard…..played Saturday night – they were sooooo good!!!
The Pork Chop Review – performing pigs – were adorable several times daily! LOVED THEM!!!
The Pork Chop Review also included pygmy goats that were absolutely adorable!!!
And, then there was Elvis…..or she thinks she’s Elvis!!!
A singing pig……so funny!!!
And all the other cool stuff:
What a great play house for some child’s back yard!!!
Lots and lots of farm equipment
I remember the first year we made the World’s Largest Apple Pie…..we made the Guiness Book of Records!!!
And…..it isn’t a country fair without a LOT of cowboy boots everywhere you look!!!
This next photo was included above in the rides section….but, it is worth posting, again! It tells the story of the fair in one photo…..the fun and games and celebration of the fair with an image that sums up the reason for it all in the background – silos!!!
That’s all, folks……I had my fill of sugar waffles and other fair food and enjoyed all the animals and fun…..can’t wait for next year’s fair!!!