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Old 09-14-2010, 04:02 PM   #31
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Great Thread! Dirtgrlll and I have been riding the fair circuit or a number of weeks now. So far we have hit 3 in Ct and 2 in NH with more to come in the following weeks. I have to wonder if some of the vendors are franchised or just just mulitple traveling units Many in your pics were at the other fairs. We'll keep and eye out for you!

Thanks Kamala.

I think the "Carnies" (not sure if that is spelled correctly) will travel from fair to fair with the different games, food booths and rides. Someone told me the game booths are leased to these people, others just work for the companies that own the trailers. I also saw on one of the rides a name, can't remember it now," ____ Fair Shows" so I think it is a business that gets contracted to different fairs.
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Old 09-15-2010, 01:36 PM   #32
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They had a museum with photos from the early years.

This is a record OX. 4826 lbs

So figure that's almost 9600 half pound hamburgers

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Old 09-15-2010, 08:39 PM   #33
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:21 PM   #34
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Did you know that Massachusetts is the leading exporter of GIANT MARSHMALLOWS

Yep and this is harvest time. Another unknown fact is that 2 of those go into every jar of Marshmallow Fluff







After I left the fair I took the long way home.

Lava wants a set of these tires.






We haven't had much rain so the streams are all very low. This is the Green River in Greenfield MA






Looks like a nice place to sit and just be.



I found some nice dirt roads



Maybe if I wasn't by myself and it wasn't 4 in the afternoon



It was soooo clear. That is Mt Monadnock in NH. I was in Greenfield MA


That's about as far as a view you can get in New England



Lava loves the afternoon sun.
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Old 09-17-2010, 05:22 AM   #35
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Nothing says late summer and fall like a county fair, great report, thanks for taking the time and effort to write it
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:46 AM   #36
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Great report. I really enjoyed the photos. It is a couple of weeks before the county fairs are in full swing here in Virginia.
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Old 09-17-2010, 01:55 PM   #37
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Nothing says late summer and fall like a county fair, great report, thanks for taking the time and effort to write it

Thanks Joe

I may head out your way for a 4 day weekend in Oct. I have never been there on the bike. You photos have inspired me.
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Great report. I really enjoyed the photos. It is a couple of weeks before the county fairs are in full swing here in Virginia.

Thanks troutwhisperer. I would like to see some picts. I bet some of the same Carnies from up here will be there.
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:51 AM   #39
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I went to the Cromag rally in Vermont this past weekend. Great time

Clark and crew did a first class job.

My ride on Saturday took me to Montpelier VT. On Saturdays they have the best farmers market. It is almost like a fair so I thought I would include it.

On the way the riding doesn't get any better than this. The Vermont dirt roads are smoother than most paved roads in Massachusetts !!

Covered bridges are always fun to ride through.









There were 3 in a row in Northfield.
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The colors are starting to pop. I think the next week or two will be peak.






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The farmers market in Montpelier is one of my favorites.













It is an amazing place for photos too.









Fresh baked yummies







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These guys have a wood fired brick oven they can tow and make the most amazing pizza!!!!!
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I couldn't stop taking photos of all the amazing products.
















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What an excellent report and GREAT photos! I love the old tractors; we live in the back country of Virginia and see some amazing old machinery still working. This is my favorite:



Simple, bombproof, purpose-built, easy maintenance, and still doing what it was designed to do how many years later? We have a 30 year old International tractor that purrs like a kitten and I can still get parts for it at the local NAPA store.

I lived in Wyoming for 34 years and travelled to a lot of fairs there, too, but they were more like rodeo events than the cornucopia of produce and flowers and crafts you see here in the East. We were riding past the local fair one evening a few weeks ago when a lightening bolt hit the transformer on a pole near the ferris wheel - that cleared the rides in a hurry and my sweetie just about launched herself off the bike . We rode home and drove back about 1/2 an hour later and the fair was cranking again. I just had to have a funnel cake, YUM!

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Old 09-28-2010, 02:59 PM   #44
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Great RR ! The Franklin County Fair is my hometown fair . I couldn't get there this year so thanks for keeping me current with the great pictures. The red round barn was just refurbished this year and yes, it is a big focal point of the fair with all the contests for biggest pumpkin to best jam or photo or quilt. It's got something for everyone.
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:08 AM   #45
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[quote=manfromthestix]What an excellent report and GREAT photos! I love the old tractors; we live in the back country of Virginia and see some amazing old machinery still working. This is my favorite:



We still have one of these on our farm in NH. Allis Chalmer's G is a great little tractor for cultivating. Although we're mostly Ford/New Holland now(somewhere around 19 of those).
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