Saturday afternoon after a fun day of projects around the house our family headed to the annual Coweta County Fair. We love the fair. The smells, the lights, the food, the rides, the exhibits....there's something about the fair that just makes us all giddy. Usually we start in the 4H exhibits. We have a wonderful 4H program in our county and the fair is their time to SHINE! I am always most impressed with the chicken assortment. I totally forgot to take photos of them...sorry! There were goats, ducks, cows, bulls, bunnies, guinea pigs, chicks, horses, and more in the arena waiting to be judged. In the exhibit hall there was an amazing display of art by local children and adults as well as produce and baked goods. We submit the kids art every year and this year Mailey won 4 blue ribbons and one best in show blue ribbon!! Go Mailey!
An addition to the exhibits this year was this:
A Bike Museum!! How cool is that? They had about 20 different kinds of bikes on display in the arena. I had a little happy fit! Boy I'd wished I'd had my real camera and could have posed these a bit for a future painting or two. So now I am going to have to google hunt some of these babies! Look at the brass tandem bike below! It totally looks like someone took a brass bed and soldered it together to make a bike. Oh...and that's my sweet family in the background. They are looking at all the baby chicks the 4H chicken club raised in incubators. Super cool. And cute.
I really have to paint one of these. I totally see men in top hats when I see this type of bike. And yo-yo's...why yo-yo's I just don't know.
I was most intrigued by this one though, especially the name! Boneshaker...gotta laugh at that! I guess it shook you to the bone with joy when you rode it? I love that it was the 1st bike manufactured in the USA in 1869. It looks alot like our bikes today.
The fair had so much to offer this year other than gut turning rides. There were several live shows on the midway, more food than one should ever eat, 4H exhibits, art exhibits, live music and more. We had a lovely time (despite my sudden onset of a stomach bug...yeah. I know. And it had nothing to do with rides or food believe you me. I did however manage to get down a bag of cotton candy!)
If you are in the area I highly recommend going. If you go early it's not that crowded with tweens and their peeps. Although that is super fun to watch! Hope you had a fun filled weekend as well on the first of FALL!! My favorite tim of year by far. Oh boy....fall.