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Old 08-26-2010, 05:53 PM   #1
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It's county Fair time in New England. Lava Report

Any of you from New England know this time of year is Fair time. From the small town fair to the county fair to the Big E ( Eastern States Exposition).

I personally really enjoy the smaller fairs. I know some of the people, the food is home cooked and some of the contest are for nothing more than bragging rights.

I'm hoping to get to more of these on Lava and post up some other reports.

The Littleville Fair






The big contest of the day was the ox pull.


The crowd in the grandstands for the ox pulling.



Husband and wife teams.








Those blocks are 1200lbs, the first 2, the others are 1000lbs.


Here is a video of the pull
http://spinalcracker.smugmug.com/Oth...052_jBpug-A-LB


The cow judging contest. Some the the cows need a lot of coaxing.



[IMG]http://spinalcracker.smugmug.com/Other/summer-drive/IMG0355/962361081_Lnv6f-L.jpg[/IMG





A blue ribbon



The smaller guys had their contest too.









This guy was in charge.



This guy had the best doo.



There were vender there too.



Arts and crafts


Hot tubs



Farm equipment



After looking at al the livestock I was getting hungry.

Everything was home made. I know some of the ladies running the kitchen and they were cooking all week to get ready.


"Yes dear what would you like? Ok I'll get that for you. Peppers and onions and cheese ok? Something to drink? OK hun that will be $6. Thanks love have a great day"


Yep, homemade sausage with peppers onions and cheese.


Lava was the only bike there.



I wonder how she would do pulling 8000 lbs





After I left I was headed to Heath for the Yankee Beemers Rally just for the day.

I found some nice dirt roads.






Ha they only have one horse power



Always have to stop to smell the flowers.




More fairs this weekend


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Old 08-26-2010, 06:45 PM   #2
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Nice ride!! Love those lights on your bike too..

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Old 08-26-2010, 07:14 PM   #3
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Nice! I get excited when this time of year approaches. Cummington Fair this weekend, Vermont State Fair on 9/3, Franklin County Fair starts 9/9, Big E starts 9/17, Peru, VT on 9/25, lots to do this fall.
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Old 08-26-2010, 07:25 PM   #4
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Don't forget the Blandford Fair! Usually Labor Day weekend.
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:43 PM   #5
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good for you, that looked like a nice day. i wish i had time you run up to one of those small town/coutry fairs. a perfect day trip ride, i should find time to do that. did you just come across that on your ride? or was it a planned to visted/
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Nice ride!! Love those lights on your bike too..

Moved to Day Trippin'

Thanks GB

I'll post some more picts of the lights soon.


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Nice! I get excited when this time of year approaches. Cummington Fair this weekend, Vermont State Fair on 9/3, Franklin County Fair starts 9/9, Big E starts 9/17, Peru, VT on 9/25, lots to do this fall.

I'm going to Cummington Sunday. At the Tomato Festival today. Lots to do




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good for you, that looked like a nice day. i wish i had time you run up to one of those small town/coutry fairs. a perfect day trip ride, i should find time to do that. did you just come across that on your ride? or was it a planned to visted/


I planed to go to the fair the continue to the Yankee Beemers rally.
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I "heart" NE in the fall...

The autumn season is when I miss New England the most, so thanks a heap for giving me more reasons to miss it....jerk. l
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Nice.

I'll be up at the Topsfield Fair wearing my Blacksmith hat. Y'all stop by and say hi to the apprentice (me) or my boss. See demos! Take classes! Bash Stuff Wif Hammah!
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Cummington Fair

The Cummington Fair was Sunday. Another bee-u-T-full day!!



Few more bikes here. A few panicked looks as they had to ride on gravel and park on grass



Great old cars.












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Cool old tractors



Tracks and skis






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Old 08-30-2010, 02:33 PM   #11
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Cool report! The Blue Hill, Maine Fair is this coming weekend. Will you be there?
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Cool report! The Blue Hill, Maine Fair is this coming weekend. Will you be there?

Thanks

That is the problem with this time of year there is so much to do. I won't be at the one in Maine.

This weekend there is the Vermont State Fair in Rutland, Southern Vt Garlic Festival in Bennington

Bennington Irish Music Festival

Then in MA there is:
Spencer, Blandford and the 3 County Fair in Northampton.

I am leaning towards the Garlic and Irish in Bennington.
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Old 08-30-2010, 05:18 PM   #13
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The Woodstock Connecticut Fair is a great compromise between local and big

It is held EVERY Labor day weekend.

Attractions from actual calf birthing , pavement gocarts, big midway

tractors and horses and oxen

If you can't get to Minnesota than this is the one
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