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!