Fun With Friends, Food & Fiber at the Fair

This weekend’s soggy weather was not deterrent enough for thousands of fair goers.  The need for fried junk food and fancy farm animals is strong, and Sweetie, myself, and a few friends ventured out in the mud and muck for a day of fun at the fair.

I was lucky that the group was easily entertained and had no problem lingering in the craft barn or looking at alpaca alongside me.

The needle art barn housed scores of handcrafted works of art, from these afghans to quilts, hand knit and crochet garments, needlepoint, embroidery, cross stitch, and this:

If you look closely at this picture you should take note of two things: 1. The male swimmer has chest hair, and 2. There is a fabulous sweater in the background, probably the finest knitting I saw there.

After a quick corn dog and pulled pork sandwich stop, we thought it the perfect time to go see some livestock.  There is an entire barn devoted to the worship of fiber beasts, and information throughout about these lovely animals and their fibers.  In the middle of the barn there is a large display of yarn, spinning wheels, and hand-knits, where we got to watch some spinning in action.  I was mainly entranced with the alpaca, though they seemed less than enthused by all the people up in their business.

After the fiber barn, we spent some time with the fancy chickens and rabbits, cruised through the farm museum, and generally enjoyed the atmosphere.  Along the way we ate fresh cut french fries, lime Rickey’s, Nutella crepes, fried dough, kettle corn, and a sampling of hot sauces.  It was a good day.

I will leave you with an image of one of the most unexpected things I saw all day, the kkk sheep.

8 thoughts on “Fun With Friends, Food & Fiber at the Fair

  1. When I saw the kkk sheep, I thought of the nursery rhyme “Baa Baa Black Sheep,” and I thought. . . “wow. . .sheep are racist.” 😉

  2. We opted out of the Fair on Sunday morning, but it looks like you had a great time! Those sheep in their jackets is always a bit jarring, isn’t it?

  3. At least you remembered your camera! And don’t tell me you got out of there with no purchases!!! I am going to be in CT in a few weeks and hope to get up to Rhinebeck too. I definitely will remember my camera that day.

  4. DH and I were going to go Saturday, but it was raining so hard.

    I missed my Lime Rickey. 😦

    It sounds like you had a blast.

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