Monday, September 27, 2010

My World - Fair week

Last Tuesday Marianne and I spent the afternoon at the fair. The offers a wide variety of agricultural, home making, and commercial exhibits, as well as food and entertainment. We started with some delicious BBQ beef, and then wandered by the outside farm equipment exhibits (including a few old tractors and plows). Next were the large animals, starting with a birthing area where several new moms were tending their young. (See the 2-hour-old calf here). Beyond the little ones, were the dairy barns (Frederick County produces a lot of milk), sheep, goats and alpacas.

The rides and games are always popular, though we don't do that much unless the grandkids are along. By then we had circled the fair grounds and stopped for a funnel cake and lemonade.

Finally we visited some indoor exhibits of farm grown items and hand made jams, jellies, cookies, furniture, dresses, etc. There was also a large exhibit of photographs. And in the FFA exhibit more of the same made by the younger crowd, including several well-prepared exhibits of insects.


ladyfi said...

Oh, those baby animals are amazing.

Sylvia K said...

I love fairs! And your captures of the baby animals in particular are fantastic? I love them! What fun! Looks like you had a great day! And I hope you have a great week as well, Lew!


RuneE said...

I envy you those fairs! We have (no longer) anything that approaches this. And you have used the photographic opportunities in full.

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

the baby piglets are adorable and now I want funnel cake!!

Ann said...

A white sheep with a black lamb. Fairs like this with cute piglets give mums a headache when it comes to meal times.

My daughter was 21 when she decided to become a vegetarian.