There is really nothing more American than real country fair. These fairs were part of the United States agricultural past, bringing together farming families to show off their livestock, crops and handicrafts. A little fun could be had on the side, with fair food and games of chance and later mechanical rides. Today, agricultural fairs all over the country showcase what is special about rural America and each State and County where they are held. For me, these fairs are not only a showcase of the goods and crafts of rural folks, but also tell us something about the people themselves!
The fair we attended is the Blue Hill Fair in Blue Hill, Maine. Linked Here: Blue Hill Fair It goes on all Labor Day weekend...if you'd like to make the trip! I can personally recommend the King and Queen's Fries!
(We hope you enjoy this visual "feast" at a country fair; Jeff's photo essay includes surprising details, if you look closely! Did the farmer win a ribbon for his oxen or the squash at his feet? A young boy lying on the ground next to the rides, seemingly mesmerized by the bright lights. Photos by Jeff Klofft)
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