Saturday, September 20, 2008

County Fair.

This weekend, we decided to check out the local county fair. If you can believe it, we have lived here for 8 years, and never attended the local fair. So this year, after looking over the schedule in the paper, we decided to go. i had seen that they were having a goat show Friday night at 7pm, we considered going but it seemed kind of late and we decided to instead go Sat. so we had time to enjoy all of the fair. Surely the goats would be be there for the entire fair, right?

Well, here he is. This was the one and only goat.

Don't get me wrong... i expected the fair to be small, but i think maybe i expected it to be a bit more country. i expected more animals, and more animal related activities. Where was the pig racing? The cow milking demonstrations? The sheep shearing? The animals at the fair consisted of 1 horse, 1 donkey, 1 mule, 1 cow, 1 goat, 1 llama, 3 alpaca and 4 chickens. Yep, that was all.

They had 5 little rides total. Although Sequoia was only big enough for 4, and Sage wasn't big enough for any of them. Although she did get to pedal around on these mini tractors.

Little country girl.

Sage was pretty happy when Daddy won her a sponge bob playing carnival games. She calls him Bob-bob paa-pants. :) They had four games in all and three food vendors. The Salsa festival, which was the high light of Saturday, consisted of one 10x10 booth, with an 8 foot table. The only people sitting there were the two folks working the festival. :)

The kids loved the animals, and although there wasn't a whole lot of anything at the fair, there was still a whole lot of smiles. The kids had a blast, and Kenan and i were pretty amused by how little was actually there.

As we were leaving the fair, we stopped to pet the animals one last time. Two older women walked up next to us, and one said to the other, " This sure is a mighty fine fair". :)


Andrea said...

Looks like the kids had a great time :o) Those are the best kinds of fairs :O) Sage is such a cutie too! :O)

Harper Neva said...

I got a good chuckle of this post. ;o)
That WAS a tiny fair, but the kidds seemed to have fun regardless.
Plus, it was a family day well spent.