Fair week is a much anticipated local event. There are the home economics entries to get ready, the hobby entries, the garden goods, and the animal entries all take preparation time. We enjoy looking through the fair book to see what we might enter. P was a first time entrant this year.
Items are entered on Sunday and judged on Monday. Then, on Tuesday the fair is kicked of with the Kiddie Parade. That is when the kids all decorate their bikes, wagons or anything on wheels, get dressed up and walk from the fire station to the fair grounds led by the marching band.
After the excitement all week at the fair grounds the event is topped off with the annual Fair Parade. Anyone or group wanting to participate just has to get in the line up Saturday morning. They close main street for almost two hours! Many people stake out their place to watch the parade early in the morning. The parade route is lined with empty chairs several hours before it starts.
The parade has something for everyone! Green tractors,
and red tractors,
shiny old cars,
in every color,
even beat up cars from the demolition derby.
We see the marching bands, lots of horses, floats for the fair queen candidates, school clubs, local organizations and businesses. And, yes there is loot - candy, apples, pens, pencils, frisbees, boxes of Jiffy mix...
Now that fair week is over we have a week to finish summer homework and get ready for school to start.
For those who were interested - the pattern for the poncho P is wearing in the photo on yesterday's post is in The Best of Lopi.