The Coos County Fair & Rodeo

 

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The corn is knee-high, zucchini is growing like crazy, and the hay bales are stacked in the barn.

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Lemonade, laughter, and the season for a “Barn Full of Fun” at the the 104th Coos County County Fair & Rodeo. Let’s go!

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I’ve always enjoyed county fairs. I remember loving them as a young girl growing up in California.

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The L.A. County Fair was HUGE. And, then there was the Orange County Fair on the OC fairgrounds.

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However, experiencing the Coos County Fair was such a wonderful small town experience which reminded me of why I love attending them.

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Fairs unite people.

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Friends and neighbors come together for a few days of carnival rides, competitions, food, and sheer Americana fun.

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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.

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Mostly they honor the rural way of life.

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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…

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jams, jellies, and a dazzling array of baked goods.

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Each lovingly created with the hope of winning a ribbon, or two.

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I know first hand that passion and effort  goes into each creation.

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I’m proud to say that I entered the apple pie contest!

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 It might sound corny (no pun intended) however, I’m always heartwarmed by the feeling of family and friends being together.

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The fair is the farm family’s equivalent of kicking up their heels and having a good time.

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How can you not…

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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!

Marcia
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3 Responses to The Coos County Fair & Rodeo

  1. Joe Kuehner says:

    Thank you for sharing your experience at the Coos County Fair.

  2. Becky Yohonn says:

    Looks like it was fun!

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