I just love the county fair! Any county fair. It's so much fun for me to get to wonder around and see all the hard work people have put into raising animals, and the handmade items on display. It is so inspiring and fills me with admiration.
When I see handmade articles done by children it makes me happy and is uplifting. Their creativity and talent!
Last year I entered a handmade basket into the Fair and won a blue ribbon! My first entry and my first blue ribbon! It was very exciting. I will post a picture of the basket if I can find it.
This year I saw 2 sisters entered a basket each. I was so proud of them for trying. They did a pretty good job too.
My husband and I saw this:
By far in my few years of attending a county fair no matter where I was, this was the most creative! An old sewing machine (hopefully non-working) disassembled to make this cute tractor and wagon.
People are so creative.
When we lived in Ohio, we would venture across the river to WV to the Hancock County Old Time Fair each year. Complete with Apple pie eating contest, hay bail tossing (my husband won a blue ribbon one year for that. I was so proud of him and his strength). They even had a hay ride wagon to take you to the fair from where you parked.
The best part, the entrance was $1. The way things used to be.
Here in Colorado, the ranchers and the 4H is the big thing. I hope to see some more old fashioned fun events at our fair someday.