Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Meet me at the midway


Join me at what might just be the nation's most adorable summertime ritual: the country fair. There are lots of fairs in Western Mass, including the Tri-County Fair in Greenfield, the 3-county Fair in Northampton (where do they come up with these names?) and the mother of them all, The Big E in Springfield. But my favorite is and always has been the little Cummington Fair. This year was the 141st Annual Cummington Fair. This fair has been happening every year since 1868—amazing, right? It's primarily a livestock and agricultural fair, with a midway thrown in for fun. So come, take a stroll, here's what we'll see:

Antique tractors!

Sheep!
(Why are these girls wearing red t-shirts? I have no idea.)


Poultry!


Agricultural delights!


Cows!
Food!


And everyone's favorite:
the Midway!
There was also a fantastic Demolition Derby on Friday night, but it was too dark and rainy for photos. Next year!

6 comments:

Laurel Denise said...

Oh my gosh, I wish! This looks so sweet :)

lauraB said...

Cassie, these photos remind me of my favorite fair--in Skowhegan, Maine. My family always used to visit and I remember the rickety rides and the crunching of hay under our feet as we walked around looking at the animals. Love your pics.. especially the cows! :)

What Possessed Me said...

You'd have to drag me outta there kicking and screaming. Those cows! OMG! And the red t-shirts - LOVE. IT.

jennifer said...

love, love, love!

Katie said...

Great photos! Fair season is starting around here too. I haven't been in years. I've been thinking about going this year.

Clementine said...

Okay, I expect to see all of you there next year! :) I'll meet you at the Polish Kitchen. Pierogies are on me.