We went to the Richland County Fair tonight. What a fun little outing. We got to see 4H horses, cows, poultry and swine. They were showing the rabbits so we stopped and watched a couple of the entrants. The exhibits showed that there are some very talented young people in this county. There were handmade quilts galore and aprons and dresses; jars of preserves, loaves of breads and fat round cookies; scrapbook pages and other paper art, pictures of friends, family, pets and wildlife.
I love county fairs. I always felt deprived because my family never went to fairs when I was young and when I finally could take myself as an adult, the county we lived in tore down the fairgrounds and didn't rebuild them for many years. When they did finally rebuild they built a horse race track but never brought back the fair.
Do you have fair memories? I'd love to hear how many of you have ribbons won at your local fair.