Guess where I went yesterday?
I'd never been to the Topsfield Fair before, and I have to say, it was awesome. They had everything!
There were cows,
cute little piglets,
and sheep who did nothing to counteract their image of docility, not to mention turkeys, rabbits, and all sorts of other animals. But that was only the beginning. There were also loads of flowers and fruits and veggies, with all the prize winners on display.
Agriculture excellence was everywhere, and it was rewarded.
As were all the lively arts. Hey, it may not be ABMB, but you gotta start somewhere.
Imagine our delight when we arrived at the grand stand just in time to see the day's headliner, .38 Special, playing the first of their two shows of the day. Rockin'!
There were some big, heavy pumpkins,
and an even heavier pumpkin,
and, to the delight and edification of all, the world's heaviest pumpkin--a new record!
Congratulations to Joe Jutras of Scituate, RI, on his entry into the Guinness Book of World Records for his 1,689 pound pumpkin!
There was also lots of food, of course. I'm not sure when Italian sausage, pepper, and onion sandwichs became synonymous with fair food, but there were plenty of them for sale. I devoured mine before the SO could snap a picture, and it was tasty. Apples, cider, and other fruits and veggies were available, or you could just go for the fried dough. Unfortunately we only realized that some local restaurants were set up to do turkey dinners and the like after we had eaten--next time we'll go to one of those, then get apple crisp from one of the stands set up by a local church. And since we didn't get through nearly the whole fair, you can bet that there will be a next time.
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