Friday, September 16, 2011

Fall and the Allegan Co. Fair

You can plan on fall weather arriving during the Allegan County Fair.  The Fair opens the first Friday after Labor Day and lasts for 9 days.  This year, we had lovely weather for me - in the 70's until time for the big parade Tuesday eve, it dropped 20 degrees.  Still we wouldn't miss it.

Tuesday before the hour long parade, I shared an Elephant Ear while walking around all the displays in the Ag and Commercial buildings - saw a pumpkin that weighed over 800 pounds!  Wed. during the Harness Races, I gave in to a bit healthier fare - smoked almonds, oh, almost forgot the vinegar french fries.  Maybe all the walking through the animal barns balanced that out.  Great fun for any age and durn, only a day and half left.

4 comments:

Cary at Serenity Farms said...

I love this fall weather, too, Barb! And fair food ;D

Clasheen said...

What on earth is an elephant's ear Barb???!!!

Barbara Marr said...

An elephant ear is like a super thin pizza crust (about a foot across) that is deep fried then sprinkled with way too much sugar & cinnamon, some people put jam on it as well. One of those useless calorie snacks that I only need to taste once a year.

Barbara Marr said...

Cary, I also will miss all the fresh, warm from the garden, tomatoes.