Today we’re heading to Windsor, not the English castle, but a small town in Maine with a big country fair that’s been a tradition for over a hundred years.
First thing you see are all the veggies, pies, jams, quilts and whatever else can be judged. It appears that everyone who enters gets a ribbon of one color or another.
Out on the midway are all the usual attractions and food that can’t possibly be healthy but oh so good!
There are numerous exhibits of feathered and furry animals clucking and crowing and mooing and making all kinds of noise.
Farm equipment, old and new, draws lots of lookers
and the horse pull has people cheering.
I’m not sure I like watching those horses work so hard, puffing and panting to pull about 3,000 pounds the farthest distance in two minutes.
All of this is great fun to take in, but what really gets folks pumped up is the harness races, something totally new to me.
Racing forms are carefully studied
and each race has people watching intently, cheering their driver and horse on. There’s a lot at stake here, not only for the observers but for the drivers who are racing the circuit for some pretty serious prize money.
I just bet imaginary money on the races, and it’s a good thing because only one of my choices was a winner!
Yep, there’s a little bit of everything at a country fair, and it sure is fun to take it all in!
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