It’s that time of year again…the infamous county fair. Although it may be small, there is no other that quite spells community. You can’t pull in and exit your vehicle without seeing a friendly face, a smile, and a ‘how do you do?’. You can enter a watermelon eating contest, a skillet throw, tractor pull or mud bog, or any number of talent/beauty contests. There’s lively entertainment pretty much all day long that will keep you tapping your toes or swaying back and forth. It’s impossible to ignore; almost contagious.
There’s a livestock sale to benefit the FHA and 4-H members. A smelly barn full of very vocal animals to tour and beautiful hand made quilts that will leave you in awe (these aren’t in the barn of course). Lots of games to play if you’re willing to take a risk. And don’t forget to take time to enjoy fresh cotton candy or funnel cakes. It just wouldn’t be the complete experience without it.
Carnival rides for the kids amusement, a nice shady spot to cop a squat and rest, an opportunity to catch up with old friends or the possibility to make new ones. It’s a wonderful week…fair time. I hope everyone partakes.