Our state's National Fair is held every year just a few miles down the road in the next town south of us. It was this past week. Our son from TN was here for the weekend so he, J, and I went Sat night. The weather was perfect...just cool enough for a light jacket......fair weather!
We weren't interested in the rides, but there were lots of other things to do and see.
Pretty flowers.....really pretty flowers!
There were horses.......beautiful horses......some being ridden and some pulling wagons and carts. These won first place in this group.
This was scary......while the wagon was turning to line up with the others, the horse started to stagger and then he just went down. Several people ran to help and once they got all the harnesses and belts off of him, he stood up and was able to walk out of the arena. They announced later that he was fine and we were grateful to hear that.
There were lots of rabbits... black ones with really sweet faces and...
white ones with really sweet faces........and about 50 more!!
There were milking demonstrations. I love jersey cows......they have sweet faces, too!
There were pigs, I mean HOGS! When we walked in, J said "Do you smell the bacon?" I smelled something, but it definitely wasn't bacon! If you've never smelled a pig pen, it is awful....really stinky!!
There were antiques in lovely displays.
And so many gorgeous quilts... it was hard to decide which one to post. I chose this because it looked "fallish"!
There were antique (well, it's about my age, so I will say vintage! ha! ha!) cars. This is a 1954 corvette. The guys were liking that ride!
I made a new friend at the scarecrow display. She was a celebrity...notice the red second place ribbon! Last year, there were about a dozen. This year there were probably 50.....competition has evidently gotten more popular.
We finished the night by eating Granny's Apple Dumplings and watching fireworks. It was a fun night. We've been going since it started 21 years ago, so we have some happy memories of our visits there... Sat night was another one!
Next post is 100....stay tuned for the give away!! :-)
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