Our local town fair is what you think of when you think of small town Fall Fair in rural Ontario. There are horse shows, dog shows, produce displays, merchant displays, home craft displays etc. etc. The kids love all the rides that we remember from our childhood. There are several food vendors selling deep fried Mars Bars, french fries, candy apples, cotton candy etc. etc. There's nothing like fair food...........to clog the arteries! Even a small town midway has those sounds and smells we all remember so well.
Over the last few years rural fairs have been disappearing for lack of participation both in exhibitors, customers and the availability of volunteers to run the event. Not so in our neck of the woods. I can proudly say that the arena was packed full of baking, knitting, photos, crafts etc. etc.
Hubby entered two of his wonderful photographs and won a first and third prize ribbons. I'm so proud of him!
My friend Janet won a third prize ribbon for a beautiful table runner and first prize overall winner for her homemade bread. Way to go, Janet!!!
I entered 3 quilts and won 3 first prize ribbons including Best of Show. If we pool our winnings we might be able to buy a pizza! BUT it's not about the prize money......it's about the ribbons and the fun of participating in our community's event.