August 27, 2004

Gone Fishin'

Hi, y'all, I'm hanging the Gone Fishin' sign on the door today. Yup, I'm taking the family, loading them into the car, and heading upstate to the:


According to the Dutchess County Fair web site:

Over a half a million visitors are expected at the 2004 Fair held August 24 through August 29. The Fair is the second largest agricultural event in New York State and has become the fabric of family life and tradition. Thousands of family members have grown up coming to the classic, old fashioned Fair year after year, experiencing something new on each visit.

The stars of the Dutchess County Fair are the farm animals. Over 1600 goats, sheep, hogs, cows, horses, chickens, cattle and rabbits will be judged for excellence at the six day event. In addition, vegetables, fruits, home crafts, baked goods, antiques, grain, flowers and more are entered in events celebrating Dutchess County’s farming traditions and values.

Over three hundred commercial exhibitors will display and sell a wide variety of products. Demonstrations such as spinning, weaving and dyeing will be featured. There will be contests such as horse shoeing and forging, husband calling and hay bale throwing, to name a few.

I'll report back on the success of the petting zoo with the children and on whether my wife feels compelled to enter the "husband calling contest".

Have a great day!

Posted by Random Penseur at August 27, 2004 06:05 AM

Everyone's going away this weekend, I see! Have a great time!

Posted by: Helen at August 27, 2004 07:06 AM

It sounds like a blast!!! Have fun!

Posted by: Mick at August 27, 2004 08:50 AM

have a great time - i love county fairs...i like to pet the cows...
i am weird - what do you want from me?
i also like to look at the chickens.
have a great time!!!!

Posted by: kbear at August 27, 2004 09:41 AM

Hope you have a great time! We're heading to the Shaker Village on Saturday. It must be that kind of weekend.

Posted by: Linda at August 27, 2004 10:53 AM

Enjoy, and safe travels!

Posted by: Jim at August 27, 2004 12:17 PM

Random, I cannot wait to hear about the husband-calling in depth and I know you can write about it well! This concept just tickles me no end.

(Husband calling? Wha?)

I'll bet the kids are going to love seeing all the animals! What fun!

Posted by: Amber at August 27, 2004 07:18 PM
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