It’s fair week this week!
This is the best week of the year in my neck of the woods! Fair week! When the whole community comes out to walk the fairgrounds and meet friends and neighbors and be a part of this treasured tradition!
We all collectively cheer for who grew the largest sunflower and the kiddie who caught the pig in the greased pig chase. We ooooh and aaaah at the talented handiwork and delicious baked and canned goods our community produces. We hold our breath as we all wait to see who wins a ribbon!
Livestock and every kinds of farm animals are proudly displayed. You can hear them and smell them even before you hit the fairgrounds!
High school girls compete for the coveted crown of the FAIR QUEEN. And little girls follow her around and ask her if she is Cinderella.
There are no carnival rides… only strollers and wheelchairs. We make our own entertainment…
There are no outside vendors or food trucks. The band boosters make a mean hamburger and the baseball team has the best fries you have ever eaten. A funnel cake and a milkshake are a must… they are lovingly made by our own FFA and school board!
We all know to wear old shoes… our fair is Agriculture at it’s core. Mud and manure fly! But that’s okay… we all expect it… it’s part of the ambiance.
This is a true slice of Americana… God Bless America and apple pie. You bet! It is the best of us… the kindest of us… it is really deep down inside what we are made of!
SLOW COOKER FRENCH ONION SOUP
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