July is county fair month around here. We typically go to two different fairs, the county fair for Fayette County in Iowa and for the county just north of us. Our daughter Kelli was so sweet and shared some pictures of the two fairs she took her kiddos to.
One of the biggest attractions for us is to hit the pork producer’s stand and get a pork chop. It’s seriously some of the best eating around. To eat it we all just grab the bone caveman style and dig in.
There was a nice little petting zoo Georgie loved.
They checked out many of the exhibits. Again…Georgie loved it all. She’s the perfect age for the county fair.
It’s easy to make her smile without spending an arm and a leg. Here she is eating ice cream.
…and what’s a day at the fair if you don’t…ride the carousel. Jason helped her. She LOVED it.
The motorcycles, she did not love. Kelli said she was shocked she got a picture of her smiling as she really didn’t like them.
A couple of weeks later, Kelli took the kids to the Fayette County Fair. Our fair is FREE. There is no money to pay to get in. Even the rides are free. It’s awesome!! One night of the fair is a free community meal too. We are super proud of our fair.
Many people have worked so far to improve the fair and they are doing a great job. The headliners for the Saturday night grandstand entertainment were Big and Rich of Country Music fame.
Kelli went on the day of the Pig Show. Friends of the family who helps take care of the kiddos on the weekend have teenage kids that show pigs.
They often take Georgie to do pig chores so Kelli wanted to show Georgie what happens when the pigs go to the fair.
The kids really enjoyed it. That’s Emmett in the picture below…
…and here is Eli helping “O” show off her award.
To encourage younger kids to grow up and show pigs at the fair, they let young kids who have a friend that shows pigs into the pen at the end of the show so they can practice showing pigs. Here is Georgie with O’s pig.
It was a fun day for Kelli and the kiddos at the fair.
I didn’t get to either fair this year. I’m hoping I go next year. Too many things were going on here to squeeze in the time…I’m sure glad Kelli was able to get the kids there. I think they all really enjoyed it.