September 27, 2011

Last Hurrah…at the Fair


When I was growing up, the county fair always fell around the time school started back, even though it was still technically summer. I guess this is what makes me think of the fair as summer’s last hurrah. This year I visited the Tennessee Valley Fair, in my adopted hometown as opposed to the smaller county fair where I grew up. Thankfully, this bigger fair still had the same staples I was expecting, and even a bit of small town whimsy.


Upon entering the gate, I ran smack dab into this fellow and he was gracious enough to pose for a photo.


From old time beverages to prize winning vegetables, the fair was a feast for the senses as well as the palate.


I’m so ready for fall and Halloween so seeing these beautiful pumpkins definitely got me excited!


Most of the watermelons we enjoyed this summer were the smaller round variety, but this gigantic beauty is deserving of its blue ribbon.


Fried goodness tempted me at every turn, but I was able to snap this picture without compromising my diet. I don’t know who invented funnel cake, but I’d like to thank him (or her).


The last adventure of the day was a stroll through the goat barn where much cuteness ensued.


If you got a chance to visit the fair this year, what was your favorite part?