Going to the County Fair is an American summer tradition.
The County Fair is a celebration of agricultural heritage and in rural areas
it is an event that is not to be missed!
Summer afternoon thunderstorms are to be expected in this area.
While the rain poured down outside, we explored the exhibits inside.
This display shows off ribbon winning local produce.
Fresh tomatoes from the garden are one of the best gifts of summer.
Here are this years first and second place winners.
Half the fun of going to the county fair is seeing the animals.
I always find my way to the bunnies.
This lovely lop is one of the most unique rabbits I have ever seen.
It was the grand champion.
Sitting on a wire floor cage will hurt a rabbits feet.
This smart bunny found a comfortable alternative.
This little rabbit took first place.
Truth be known, I really like chickens.
Someday I hope to have a few egg laying hens.
The plumage on this chicken is my favorite.
We followed the sound of music to find Linda Lay and The Springfield Exit
bluegrass band preforming.
I was impressed with the way they all harmonized together in song.
They are extremely talented musicians.
Instruments have always fascinated me.
I really liked the simplistic design of this electric standing bass.
After the sun had set and music had faded away, we made our way back to the car.
Going to the County Fair shows you the true heart of a community.
The experience also offers a connection to a greater tradition
that is shared by many.
I hope this post inspires you to enjoy a summer tradition of your own!