It is getting to be my favorite time of the year.
Which is fair time!
We are lucky to live close to one of the best annual county fairs in Illinois.
A lot of people, myself included, think its better than the state fair.
If you have ever been to a fair you know the atmosphere itself is fun.
Just the sounds and smells make me excited the minute I get there.
But the fun for me has to be all of the things you can enter.
I caught the excitement of entering over 10 years ago,
when I had a massive sunflower that I thought was a fair winner.
I have been entering ever since!
This is a few of things that I entered 2 years ago.
The canning competition is fierce!
I have never received a blue ribbon in this division,..... yet!
I am usually just happy to win a ribbon considering
all of the entries!
The walls are lined with canned goods.
The display cabinets hold the baked goods.
The baking competition is just as competitive!
Placed 2nd for my chocolate crinkles!
And a 2nd on the blueberry bread.
It takes for ever to sort all of the veggies that look like they could be fair worthy.
I did receive a first for my purple peppers!
My mom enters a lot of pieces in the crocheting category.
She is extremely talented at this,
and has received many blue ribbons.
Including a few best of show!
There are so many talented people that enter quilts, knitted items, and cross stitched pictures.
I could spend all day inside this building just browsing!
Right now I am pouring over the premium book
that lists all of the different categories you can enter.
Last year we were on the road pipelining and I didn't get to enter anything.
This year as I make out my list
I am keeping my fingers crossed that we will be around for the fair!
If we are,
I am going to be a busy girl getting all of my things baked, sorted and ready to be judged.
And I love every minute of it!
Do you get fair excitement?
Do you enter anything at your local fair?
I would love to hear your fair experiences!