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What is your favorite thing about the county fair?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on July 31, 2005

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Photo of David Burnham

“Putting the kids on the rides, and picking up change at the bottom of the Ferris wheel.”

Photo of Clarence Rayton

“Hanging out with my kids.”

Photo of Norma Johnson

“The animals. I get to see some that I don’t get to see very often.”

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“Anything to do with cars, like derbies or car shows.”

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Linda Aikins 12 years, 10 months ago

Hmmm. Only one comment. Everyone must be at the fair.

E_M - relish AND ketchup? You must have been in heaven.

ms_canada 12 years, 10 months ago

My favourite thing at the fair is to watch the young people groom and exhibit their animals. It brings back memories of my early teen years exhibiting calves at our fair in Vancouver, B.C. We would billett in a school and eat at the fair grounds and we had a real blast of a time for a week away from home on the farm. When not hanging out in the barns with the other kids, we would go to the fair grounds and enjoy the rides, etc. It was just great.

ms_canada 12 years, 10 months ago

e_m - I thought about that, I think it stems from the fact that we are all so very proud of our festival. and there is a very good organization group headed my an Irish man and his 700+ helpers, my daughter, Diane, one of them. Security is excellent. Bags are searched at the 2 entry gates, no alcohol allowed, no glass bottles. If one requires alcohol, there are the beer gardens, with vodka coolers and wine. The festival has a great reputation with performers from all over the world. they are treated like royalty. Mind you, as one sits on the hillside, the odour of pot may be noticed from time to time. but I think the main thing is the pride we feel in our festival. I have only missed one fest in 24 years and that was because of a trip to Europe with my sister. We get some great artists. This year the closing acts on Sunday nite are John Prine and Alison Kraus and Union Station. Emmylou Harris advises all her friends, "If you get an invitation to Ed. Folk Fest, for heaven's sake, go!!!" Plus the site of the fest on the hillside is great for viewing. As soon as it gets dark, everyone lites candles and if you look up at the hill, it is an awesome sight. 10,000+ candles. I just love it. At the end of 4 days, I am a very happy, exhausted camper. I hope you don't mind my bragging, you did ask!!

ms_canada 12 years, 9 months ago

OMB - you sound like an old man crying in his beard. Just be grateful for the good times you had and the good memories that you have of the mammoths. That must have been intensely exciting to watch.

chevygal 12 years, 9 months ago

hmm...all the wranglers!....wrangler butts drive me NUTZ!

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