I made the mistake of thinking rides opened at 10. They don't. They open at 12. So we got to the fair at 9:30 and spent a lot of time looking at animals and finding things to look at until the rides opened.
Dairy Calves showing
The poop scoopers
This was the class for the milking shorthorn. When you are the only one, you always get a blue ribbon. YES!
Overnighters in the dairy barn
Loved this little guy
Watching the English Saddle horse show
The judges. They didn't approve of the kids looking through the fence.
So we went back to the cows. And saw these cuties!
The 4-H barn had a corn corral
Some beautiful kind of bird
The sportsmen's club had this little fawn. It was taxidermied up, which was sort of hard to explain to kids after all the live animals.
Then we went to the grand stand to watch the horse show from a far away distance. This girl was practicing her dance moves for Franklin County's Got Talent that afternoon in her 1950's get up with a cigarette dangling from her hand.
I really enjoy the ferris wheel!
Tori came and went on a few rides with the kids
Gilbert said he had a great time, but he was clutching his bar and looking nervous the entire time he was up there.
General chaos of the fair
The girls thought the gravitron thing was a good idea, against all the better judgement of the adults. Surpisingly, they felt a little sick afterward.
Gilbert, proud captain of the dragon ride
This is the pokiest ride at the entire fair, but Gilbert was set on going on it. They were thrilled.