Best of Show? Oh me, oh my. *fans self*
Well that wasn't on my radar at all. I got worried when I didn't see them in the Handcrafts barn (thought they got lost) - until I figured out they were in the next barn over in the Best of Show booth. Worrying over. Heheh.
Ribbons be damned, I still plan on wearing the heck out of those mittens this winter. :)
Some photos from the Fair:
There are lots of barns FILLED with all sorts of animals there to be judged (cows, sheep, turkeys, chickens, ducks, baby animals, pigeons, guinea pigs, .......MORE) but my favs are the bunnies. Foofy, fat-faced, quiet little buns.
This lil guy was a Grand Champion.
This trio was cute enough to make me want to hug them.
I kinda like the foofy, fancy pants chickens too though.
Naked sheepies playing a three way game of 'Head Butt'. Those two would be head butting while the third was butting the back end, then they would switch places and keep it going.
Look at the crazy horns on this one. I don't know that I've ever seen a sheep (ram?) at the fair with his horns still intact. He was very anti-social though and refused to turn around and say hi.
This might be the biggest sheep I've ever seen. Look how TALL it is. And BIG. I think someone forgot to tell him he's not a cow.
This year's Giant Pumpkin Winner was over 1,450 pounds.
That's a whole LOTTA PIE! (I always wonder what they *DO* with these afterwards.)
I would love to grow one of these just as a lark. Like, right in the front yard so the neighbors would oogle and stop in their cars. lol
The annual sand sculpture was still in progress Saturday night.
They start it Wednesday but don't finish it until Sunday. They still had a lot of detailing and other things to do to the dragon/gargoyle in the front.
There are a lot more barns filled with produce, baked goods, all manner of art like photographs and paintings, a whole barn of entries from children, handwork, etc., all for judging, plus you have your agricultural barns where you can make butter, play with baby chicks. A field full of tractors from all eras, plus other old machinery. It's what makes this fair my favorite. It's all so organized and there is just SO MUCH to see. (Plus all the rides though I have to admit I don't go down that end. One of us - not me - doesn't 'do' rides.)
I had my one annual corn dog (YUMMY!) and we split a few other fair favorites between us, like 'German' fries and an apple crisp 'sundae' and ended the night, as always, sitting in the grandstand watching go-kart racing under the lights. I never made it down to the other fairgrounds (down the hill) where all the horse jumping and dressage is done but I just watched SO SO SO MUCH of that with the Olympics so I didn't really miss it.
Another Fair done. Whew.