My Favorite Time of the End of Summer: County Fair Season!!
Posted on August 12, 2014 by Rebecca | 0 comments
The days are getting shorter and the gardens are in full swing providing us with all of that wonderful produce that we have been working so hard to nurture. Last night, we had a glorious super moon that was fiery orange in the sky. There is no denying it. Fall is around the corner.
The end of the Summer in Northeastern Ohio signals County Fair season and in Chagrin, our fair is the Geauga County Fair, the oldest County Fair in Ohio, dating back to 1823. Over the course of five days, tens of thousands of people enjoy one of America's most authentic agricultural and animal-based events. Anywhere you can assemble two barns full of draft horses and almost a dozen eight horse hitches is a serious fair. My favorite time is check in on Wednesday evening, when all of the animals come in and the Junior fair are carrying in their arms anything from turkeys to rabbits to ducks in all sizes, shapes and color. There are cattle everywhere - pigs with kids chasing behind them and a generalized chaos, but in a good way. It puts all of our tech savvy world of cell phones, video and Wii games on the back burner - even if just for a few days. It reminds me of the roots of our country and makes me grateful that we haven't forgotten what farming is or what an impact that animals truly have on our lives.
I'm sharing a few photos from last year, including some of our Percheron girls.
Camlyn at our house, getting ready for Fair!!
Derek and Camlyn, ready to go!
Did someone say "Fair?"
The Midway one evening...
Nothing better than Maple Sugar Candy from the Maple Capital of the US!
Canning for Fall
The Flower Exhibit Buildings - one of my favorites!
I'll take lots of action shots during the fair to share with you as well. Happy End of Summer! Find a County Fair near you, enter a pie and take a child with you so they know what Farmers do!