A Rainy Afternoon At The Fair

Yesterday we spent the afternoon at the Topsfield Fair. It was a gray cloudy damp day but that didn’t matter. We enjoyed the smaller crowd, got a fantastic parking space and enjoyed not having to wait in any lines, well except one. I don’t know that we would have gone to the fair this year if it wasn’t for two things. First N got a free pass from the library for participating in the summer reading program. Second Teresa made me enter my Celestarium shawl. I had asked Teresa if she was going to go to the fair and she said she wasn’t going to be able to make it this year. I feel really badly about this so I thought I would give Teresa and anyone else who is interested a Visit to the Fair. Enjoy.

Get my good side

We saw so many animals at the fair. There were bunnies, guinea pigs, chickens, ducks, cows and pigs. N had a great time watching the chicks hatch. They were so tired once they got out of their egg.

We saw the giant pumpkin which weighed over 1700 lbs. It was huge. The Husband didn’t think it looked very much like a pumpkin since it was more flat than round and more white than orange.

There was other fruit and vegetables. Giant watermelons were placed with the huge pumpkin. Among the regular sized squash there was a giant zucchini.

no mold yet

There were baked and canned goods too.

The craft section was amazing. There was everything you could imagine.

Look at this hat!

And this shawl! Hey, that’s mine and it got a ribbon!

And where did we have to stand in line? The Husband wanted a deep fried Snickers and there was a bit of a line of people waiting to get their treats.

We had such a good time that we are already planning our visit next year.



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10 Responses to A Rainy Afternoon At The Fair

  1. mamatyphoo says:

    Congratulations on your ribbon, you’re shawl looked fabulous and you deserve it. X


  2. Well done Karen- a well deserved ribbon! I like the hat that looks like a brain. How was the fried Snicker bar?


  3. Aw congrats on your ribbon, well deserved πŸ™‚


  4. YarnyDragonfly says:

    Congratulations on your first place ribbon!!! I am so happy for you! And thanks for the trip through the fair – I felt like I was right there! You really captured the fair in all your photos. I especially like the pigs, the giant pumpkin, the mold-free (so far!) food, the brain hat, and of course your beautiful shawl. Well done!!!


  5. Marilyn says:

    Yay!! A blue ribbon! I knew it! You’re going to do it again next year too right? Right!?! πŸ˜€
    Love all the pictures!


  6. chrisknits says:

    I knew it would!!! Lovely.


  7. Vivianne says:

    Ha ! Congrats on the ribbon πŸ˜€ Looks like a great day out too πŸ™‚


  8. Kepanie says:

    I love how people can enter in food and crafts! That’s so cool. I want to take my daughters to a county fair. It’d be so much fun. Congrats on the ribbon! What does it say?


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  10. Pat(ricia) says:


    Sorry – a tiny bit overly zealous! Lol …. okay … so what?

    First prize!


    (as she runs around the house yelling out “ya!” – scaring the dog and cat back to … erm …. the future? )

    I am *so* proud of you. Not only for the excellent job knit on Celest. BUT for ACTUALLY entering it!

    Winning – the absolute icing on the cake; 1ST prize – well damn – the extra warm runny melted chocolate!

    (she’s doing a happy dance!)

    Loved the pics of the fair. Fairs are absolutely fascinating – so much earthy goodness!

    (You have NO idea how much this post and the great news have cheered me – huge adrenaline rush.)


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