Yes, back pain or no back pain, there was no way in HELL I was going to miss the Fair. So I grabbed a partner in crime and off we went. This is my peril pal Laurie:
The first surprise came when we got to the gate and discovered they were letting everyone in for FREE for the first hour. Yippee!
We saw the Birds of Prey show:
The same girl pictured doing the bird show was ALSO doing the wild cat show that we saw later on. She was a busy woman!
We admired the cool buildings:
Watched the contest judging:
and struck silly poses with giant farm animals:
(yes, I do wear a fanny pack. When I go to the Fair, I wear a fanny pack. SHUT IT. ha)
Check out the horns on THIS fella:
I LOVE the quilt contest. This quilt was all cats:
The sand sculpture was a work in progress:
We watched the wild cat show, which was interesting because all of the animals in it had been rescued from untenable conditions. The Hawk Creek Wildlife Center was using the animals to get the word out about helping the ones still in the wild. Someone had been trying to keep this serval as a housepet - it didn't go well. Now it lives in a wild animal sanctuary with several serval buddies.
All in all, it was a great day at the Fair, and I might even go back again if my back holds up! Good times.