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Took the grandsons to the fair yesterday...what fun! They are 4 and 7 and at a great age to go. Took them into the animal barns. They were asking questions that only city kids would ask! Had everyone within earshot in tears! We sampled food that no one should ever think of making...chicken patty between glazed donuts deep fried! We shared one...one bite was enough! They had an exhibit on a calf being born...they were so quiet and cheered when it was over! Some adults need to duck tape their mouths however! Toby Keith was playing at the Grandstand, so some of NY's finest were at the fair...

It was a great day and highly recommend going...the quilts were okay at best. Years ago a quilt was stolen and people have backed off on entering. I think in general people are not entering or just not making things as much as they used to. A real shame to lose all the talent. We need to pass these talents onto our grandkids...

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Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on August 25, 2013 at 5:43pm

What a great day!  They will remember it forever.   Looking forward to some of those moments with our future grandchild(ren).  :D  

Comment by Beth in NEPA on August 25, 2013 at 12:29pm

Pam,  I worked in a number of capacities in tv but NEVER in front of the camera.  I did do a little radio show at Christmas time but that was my only claim to fame!  I served as Promotion and Public Service director to a 3 station combo (1tv-1am-1fm)  It was fun but just as happy to have it behind me.

We have a big fair in our town, Bloomsburg, PA.  Supposedly the biggest in PA....  it seems smaller than the NYState fair.  I have only been a few times.  Too small town I guess.

I grew up in San Diego and out county fair was huge and wonderful! Now I much prefer to go to the Pennsylvania Farm Show every January.  I love to see all the draft horses do their thing. My favorites are the Percherons... so mighty and majestic looking.    And I like to taste all the really yummy food that the farm producers make. 

Thanks for the comments on my projects.  As you can probably tell I am fairly eclectic but lean a bit towards the primitive.

My dh and I took our grandson to the NY State fair once. (His mom was working that day.) His favorite booth was the chocolate milk.  And he enjoyed building a birdhouse.  Fairs are best for and with kids I think.

Comment by Brenda Patterson on August 25, 2013 at 12:17pm

Sound like you had a great day .The kids put a whole new spin on the fair .I too was disappointed in our local quilts at the fair.The sweet treat sounds delish.

Comment by Pam/NY on August 25, 2013 at 4:48am

Beth-I see on your profile, that you also worked in television! Where you in front of the camera? Love your projects...

The NYS fair is one of the better ones...but, every year it is getting more commericalized.

Comment by Donna Sykes on August 24, 2013 at 7:30pm

Sounds like a great day of family fun. One year we took a vacation out in Lancaster County Pa. And stayed on a dairy farm. My boys got to see a calf born. It was a great experience. Looks like the weather cooperated with you, too. Keep making those memories!

Comment by Terry F on August 24, 2013 at 7:07pm
Nice picture, those boys are cute!
Comment by Beth in NEPA on August 24, 2013 at 2:32pm

I have gone to the fair a number of times.  My daughter lives up there and has worked for a couple of local tv stations that have exhibits there.  It is a fun fair.  I wasn't much into the quilting thing the last time I was there.  But definitely into most everything else!

Comment by Barbara Graham on August 24, 2013 at 9:35am

What a fun day! Our state fair hangs a lovely quilt show but it too is getting smaller. Part of that is the difficulty of getting the quilts there and back. We used to have a local needlework shop owner who would take everyone's quilts and knitting etc., watch it be judged and hung and would either stay the whole time or go back and it up. The fair's only 250 miles away so technically, I could drive down, drop it off and come home one day and go back the next week and get it. We're (especially me) lazy I guess.

Comment by Janet/MO on August 24, 2013 at 7:56am

What a great way to spend the day!  It is sad to see the quilt and other needlework displays getting smaller & smaller each year, but also understandable due to the lack of security in those sorts of venues. 

Comment by B J Elder/WA on August 24, 2013 at 7:26am

What a fun day! I can understand how one bite of that doughnut would be enough. LOL  The combinations they are doing for fried foods these days! LOL  Too bad that there weren't many quilts. I imagine it goes in cycles, like everything else. At least I hope that is the case. I just don't understand people that steal quilts (or anything), whether from a quilt show, or in the mail, or wherever. Your grandsons have very special grandparents and wonderful memories being made!

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