Monday, September 28, 2009

My World Tuesday - Great Frederick Fair

The first agricultural fair was held in Frederick County in 1822. The Great Frederick Fair dates to 1853, with fairs held yearly except for during and shortly after the US Civil War. The fair has been in its current location since the early 1900's. The fair provides an means for local farmers to exhibit their livestock and crops; homemade jams, jellies and cakes; and other hand made goods. There is also a large photography exhibit, with images that compete with any we see on My World Tuesday. The fair also provides encouragement to youngsters who are interested in agriculture with ribbons and prizes for various age groups. The fair also provides major entertainment; rides and games; and competitions with both animals and machines. And lots and lots of food! (I will be posting more fair images this week, both here and on Lew's Pics.)


Lots of new machinery on display


This one has been converted to a kids slide - note the blue mat at the rear

One of the young winners

A small sample of the food

11 comments:

Erin said...

i so enjoy fairs...and how they bring a community together. nice captures lew. have a wonderful week.
erin

nadia said...

I love fairs (though we rarely ever have fairs organized here in Dubai).

You take beautiful picture. Thank you so much for sharing them with us. Hope you have a great week.

Louise said...

Tbe harvest picture identifying the fair is incredible. What kid wouldn't to to have a John Deere tractor be a ride?

Jack and Joann said...

That looks like a great fair for Jack and I to visit next year. John Deere machine----I like that it has become a slide. Cool. Are your leaves starting to turn?

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love fairs, too! Your shots are marvelous, Lew! Thanks so much for taking us along!

Have a great week!

Sylvia

eileeninmd said...

GREAT photos of the Frederick Fair. Looks like a lot of fun and food.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Nice sequence of photos for the fair....very creative! I love fairs....!!!! cheers.

Lawstude said...

awesome country fair. hope you had a great time. yee ha.

magiceye said...

fun times makes the world go!

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