Mr. Chatter finally decided on a grilled pork sandwich and I got a chicken kabob.
Then for dessert we shared an awesome
from this very quaint looking place...
The GA NATIONAL FAIR has lots of animal exhibits & shows. Local 4-Hers & FFA members compete for prizes. We walked through some of the areas and saw goats, cows, & chickens. They were all top-of-the-line animals with their owners hoping to walk away with a blue ribbon or two, but the buildings were quite "odorous"!
This goat was ready to strut his stuff.
These two looked so happy to be cuddling together.
And this one was enjoying a cool bath.
The goat in this stall proudly displayed her name!
Some of the cows were HUGE...like this one
who was ready to participate in the milking exhibition.
Don't these two make a cute pair?
Her (or his???) face just melted my heart. Look at those big brown eyes!
In the Poultry House I held a soft baby chick & even got to see some of them being born, pecking themselves out of their shell. I remember learning that baby chicks have a special "egg" tooth that they do this with. I had never seen this before.
The RABBITS were my favorite although their cages kept me from getting good pictures. The lop-eared ones are absolutely precious.
FALL decorations were everywhere!
There were many, many exhibits....like the SCARECROW contest. Loved these...
Lots of flowers & arrangements that were judged...
Many exhibits of vintage and handmade items....
Isn't this quilt beautiful? There are so many
wonderfully talented people out there!
A SNOOPY collection???
We passed this trio...think they had just put on some type of show. Mr. Chatter was all eyes!!!
As I looked across the waterway & took this picture I couldn't help but remember many fairs of days gone by when you could spend just a few dollars and yet have the time of your life...enjoying the rides, the side shows, the carnival games where you hoped you could win a teddy bear but usually got some dinky prize instead...and where you could fill up on corn dogs, candied apples, cotton candy, & popcorn...then go home happy, tired, and possibly with a belly ache that you figured was well worth it!
There's nothing like a day at the FAIR.