Monday, July 11, 2011

County fair, check!

Our county fair wrapped up on Saturday. Hubby Doc just loves the fair. He is on the fair board, and takes a week of vacation so he can work at the fair all week.

I do not have the same love for the fair. I didn’t grow up around it, I was never in 4-H, and frankly, most of the time I just don’t get it.

This year, I took the plunge and volunteered to be one of the photographers for the many events at the fair. I was hot and sweaty all week (and tired!), but I got some great photos!

Now, I didn’t get around to all the events (we have a lot going on!), but here’s the highlights of the ones I did get…

This was the second year we had an adult pedal tractor pull. Here is Hubby Doc competing. john pedal tractorI also pulled, and won the girls’ class. But the pictures were… shall we say… unflattering. So I will not post them. Not even if you beg.

Of course, lots and lots of animals. Some goats hanging out waiting their turns…goatsA cow getting all gussied up for her show…cattle show And a horse trying very hard not to mess up his pretty hair.fancy braids

We also had some dog agility classes this year. There was agility for big dogs…big agility 2

And for little dogs…little agility

Next year, I want to start a cat agility class. I will enter Martin.

Or maybe not…

We had some go-kart racing.go karts(Seriously, how did I get that picture? Wow!)

We played volleyball in the mud (and by “we,” I most certainly do not mean “me.”)mud volleyball 1mud volleyball 2And because we didn’t get enough mud on volleyball night, we also wrestled pigs in the mud.hog wrestling And we had a demo derby, with plenty of crash-bang-smoke-fire. Everyone (apparently) loves a good demo derby.demo derbyThe final night of the fair was the Lee Brice concert. I missed that because my good friend Kristi got married the same night at Turkey Run State Park. Wedding… country concert… wedding… country concert. Yep, it wasn’t much of a choice for me. Wedding!weddingAll that fun and excitement, and the fair only got rained out one night!lightening One more Gibson County Fair down… and a whole year until the next one!


  1. Well I for one am glad you picked the wedding :)

  2. Sounds and looks fun - will be putting the Gibson Cty Fair on my list to attend!

  3. Smack-dab in the middle of our county fair....I'm taking a "breather day" so I can get through Thursday and Friday!

  4. A week from today I can say the same thing! We run Thursday through Sunday with a concert on Friday night. Lord have mercy on us if it doesn't cool off sometime in these days ahead. LOVED the go-cart pic, and congrats on winning the pedal tractor pull!


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