Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Great Geauga County Fair: An A-Fair to Remember

A curious thing happens every time September rolls around...we get this tremendous hankering to go to our favorite fair.  Not sure why it happens.  Maybe it has to do with the fact that we live in a tightly packed lakefront community with nary a chicken around.  The only beasts that inhabit our neighborhood space are the canine variety (in all the largest sizes) and your random three wheelers that roar down the streets at any time of day.  We love where we live, but there is something very compelling about visiting the barnyard animals, crafts, and food of the fair.  This fair has the distinction of being the oldest county fair in Ohio and it's the vintage parts of the fair we enjoy the most.

So, join us for a quick visit around.  I tried to condense as many of the pictures as possible so you get a good idea of what it's like.  If you live locally by this fair, you will really want to make it next's too fun and sweet to miss.

On our way!  First stops are at the fair buildings housing all the art, crafts, baked goods, and produce...

The apples looked amazing..

 I always think I'll enter some of my vegetables like this Delicata winter squash pictured above right, but I never remember in time.  However, there's always next year!

One of my next favorite stops; gardening, arts and crafts.


SERIOUS arts and crafts!

And it's not the fair without all the animals..


 This wascally wabbit won a blue ribbon...had to get a picture of him.

Drawing inspiration from the duck barn, we have the classic "duck face" pose.

We love to support 4-H and milkshakes seem like the perfect opportunity...

The fair has a huge section complete with man made lake to showcase the park system of the northeast area of the state.  They have dog demos showing retrievers in action, fishing for the kids and archery.  Not to mention nature/bird displays as well as a few classes.

Music, from folk to classic band is always around the corner.  This shady spot away from the midway was a great place to relax and take a break from the sweltering heat that day.

Just a glimpse inside a fabulous day but I must leave you with one more memory....

Visit the Great Geauga County Fair and you can own your own too...blessings!!

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  1. It looks like you had a lovely time. Our fair starts in a week and my hubby did remember to enter a few of his handmade treasures. I am looking forward to seeing them. Like you I love the experience of the fair. The food, the crowds, the entries and animals. It all reminds me of childhood. Thanks for sharing this fun post.


    1. Thanks Heidi, we did. Hope you'll post about what you entered at your makes the fair so fun when you have something in it. I helped a friend with it one time, and we had a blast! Looking forward to your posts! Blessings, Nancy

  2. Looks like a lot of fun, I wish we had a fair like that near us! The duck face pic is too funny!

    1. Camille, thanks! It was fun! Thanks for reading too. Blessings!

  3. Beautiful day to see the sights Love the animals and the plant markers!

    1. Thanks Nancy...(love your name btw!) It was a great day and I loved the plant markers too! :)