Then we went to the other end of the fairgrounds to check out the animal barns. All the pigs were napping:
A couple steers relaxing:
We got some fair food and saw some of the harness racing and pony pulling. We went through the craft barn but they were still judging items. I did see a quilt that I wanted to bring home:
Friday night I went with a friend to the beer hall:
Saturday we went back for more revelry. We got some lunch and sat in grandstands for the cavalcade.
Then the vegetable barn:
All weekend long I had been making a joke that I needed one potato to make a Korean doenjang jjigae. I had the doenjang, onion, squash, scallions, stock, etc. I just needed ONE POTATO. Standing in the vegetable barn, I see the blue ribbon, best-in-show potato... sitting there on a paper plate... And I start fantasizing about using it in my stew. #potatofantasies
These pumpkins looked like they had peanut shells all over them- and they're called Peanut Pumpkins (this French heirloom variety is actually called Brodé Galeux d'Eysines):
Apparently the more peanut-shell warts the pumpkin has, the sweeter it is!
A ferris wheel ride:
It was a long day but so good. Saturday afternoon is when I went through the craft barn again and saw the Best in Show ribbon for the first time on my socks. Sunday evening I went to pick up my items and premium check (not even going to deposit it- going to cash it and use it as my spending money at the Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival next weekend!).