Hello and welcome to the J. Q. Rose blog AND the Newaygo County Fair!
In my area the fair, founded in 1955, is an opportunity for the "city" folks to see what the farmer does for all of us and educate the city folks about farming operations.( BTW, have you seen those enormous tractors, combines, and machinery? Amazing!)
|Tractors are loaded now with air conditioning, GPS, music,|
and auto-pilot so it can plant corn. The driver just needs to turn the tractor
around when it gets to the end of the field. Yeah, really!
|Some of the lovely sewing projects are shown here proudly displayed with the award winning ribbons.|
|What can I say? If you read Dangerous Sanctuary, |
you'll know I am particularly partial to pigs.
|Baby goat, one of the cutest animals there IMHO.|
|Baby mesmerized by the newly-hatched baby chicks.|
|Mr. Peacock struttin' his stuff for all the ladies!|
|Horse events and handling all kinds of animals are popular at the fair.|
|This enormous barn to house draft horses is one of the |
many improvements to the grounds thanks to donations and grants.
|Another new facility for the horse arena.|
The county fair is one of the highlights of summer and a tradition for area families. The dream to promote agriculture and grow the economy by bringing the country and the city folk together through the fair continues to be realized. A huge thank you to all the volunteers, sponsors, business community, and foundations who make this event possible every year.
Please leave a comment below about your experiences with the county fair/state fair in your area? What time of year do you go to the county fair?
Summer Readers Circle
The Readers Circle is taking a break this Friday.
Let's all meet again on August 18 when multi-genre author Janet Lane Walters will join us. We'll be winding up the Summer Readers Circle on Friday, April 25
with British romance author, Helena Fairfax.
Meet the authors and win prizes. See you back here then!
Loved your wonderful post, JQ. What a fabulous day out! Those tractors are brilliant. Your fields in Michigan will be massively bigger than ours here in England. I can understand why your farmers need the deluxe versions!
We have a fair here too every year. It's called the Great Yorkshire Show and is a grand day out, too. http://greatyorkshireshow.co.uk/
It would be amazing to have people from both countries swap events for a while. Thanks for sharing!
Great post, JQ. Thanks for the reminder that the fair is going on. We need to check it out!
Helena, Yes it would be fun to go to your fair and to ours. Is your fair in the summer? When we're in Florida, their fairs are in the winter because it's probably too hot to grow anything and too hot for the animals in the summer. Thanks for sharing about your fair time!!
Oh yes, Nan. You can get some fabulous pictures at the fair. Those little goats are so precious and oh the rabbits. Glad we don't have to pay for film anymore. Have fun!
Hey, JQ. Loved this post about your county fair. Our state fair is in October. Way too hot in the summer and sometimes too hot in October, but that's when it is. On some of our trips we run into smaller fairs. They are just delightful. Makes me want to live in a small town where I can walk everywhere. When we went to Red River in New Mexico, we traveled through areas with massive irrigation "things." We are blessed there are folks willing to make their living growing our food. Thanks for all the great pics. I shared.:)
Marsha, I had to google the dates for the Michigan State Fair. It is this weekend over Labor Day. We've never attended the state fair which is clear over on the east side of the state in the Detroit area. Yes, I believe we do take our farmers for granted. We do need to say "thank you" to them more often. Thanks for stopping in!
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