The corn is knee-high, zucchini is growing like crazy, and the hay bales are stacked in the barn.
Lemonade, laughter, and the season for a “Barn Full of Fun” at the the 104th Coos County County Fair & Rodeo. Let’s go!
I’ve always enjoyed county fairs. I remember loving them as a young girl growing up in California.
The L.A. County Fair was HUGE. And, then there was the Orange County Fair on the OC fairgrounds.
However, experiencing the Coos County Fair was such a wonderful small town experience which reminded me of why I love attending them.
Fairs unite people.
Friends and neighbors come together for a few days of carnival rides, competitions, food, and sheer Americana fun.
They represent the very best of farming heritage and tradition, and honor the years of hard work and dedication that developed the towns and farms of the county.
Mostly they honor the rural way of life.
I enjoyed perusing the isles of countless exhibits made by the 4-H members, sketches created by elementary children, photograph exhibits, rows of vegetables, flowers, quilts…
jams, jellies, and a dazzling array of baked goods.
Each lovingly created with the hope of winning a ribbon, or two.
I know first hand that passion and effort goes into each creation.
I’m proud to say that I entered the apple pie contest!
It might sound corny (no pun intended) however, I’m always heartwarmed by the feeling of family and friends being together.
The fair is the farm family’s equivalent of kicking up their heels and having a good time.
How can you not…
Hanging out with friends, eating pizza, hot dogs and apple pie for supper!
Here’s a little video introducing you to a few new friends. They are so cute!