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Saturday Snapshot: Summer Fun at the Fair!

on September 7, 2013

If you know me personally, you know I work on the local agricultural fair’s planning committee. I am in charge of booking all the music and stage entertainment. The fair was the weekend before we left for Hawaii, so I haven’t even looked at my pictures until now! Of course, I spend most of my time in the music tent, so I didn’t take too many pics, but here are a few:

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Here are flowers my daughter and I grew in the yard and entered in the “small container” division.

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This is the outside of my entertainment tent. As you can see, we had a beautiful day and over 20,000 fairgoers over the weekend!

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Miss Piggy, a former carousel animal, is our fair mascot. This was Miss Piggy’s float for the July 4 parade this year. She’s a survivor! Though horribly burned in a freak fire we had in our office, Miss Piggy was restored by an antique restorer and carries on!

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Midway at night – always magical!!

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My favorite little corn cob! 🙂

There were lots of amazing animals and displays, including artisans such as blacksmiths and farriers, horse and oxen pulls, a demo derby, and even monster trucks, but I mostly was in my tent listening to musicians.

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Melinda at www.westmetromommy.blogspot.com. You, too, can participate! Just post a pic you took and link it to her site!

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10 responses to “Saturday Snapshot: Summer Fun at the Fair!

  1. What a fun job you have! And how nice everything turned out!

  2. Anne says:

    Looks like it was a fun event. How did the musical events go? Were you satisfied with your contributions? I especially like the photo of the small flower displays.

    • drbethnolan says:

      We had great bands – both local and bigger groups. On Sunday our music tent is busy with the fiddlers’ contest which is a lot of fun and has really amazing musicians – all amateurs. I like to book a variety of music from folk to country to rock, etc.

  3. mari says:

    Fun! Question: Is that a large bottle in the garden (art) or a trick of the eye? Perhaps just a close up bottle. 🙂

    • drbethnolan says:

      I noticed it after I posted! There was a sign there and someone had dropped a bottle so someone else picked it up from the path and set it on top of the sign. The perspective is rather interesting in this picture though!

  4. irene says:

    I love your little corn cob too.

  5. Susan says:

    I love the fairs that pop up all over New England at this time of year! Love you little bouquets! And that’s ‘Some pig!’

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