Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Pennsylvania State Fair

Every year nearby Bloomsburg is the site of the Pennsylvania State Fair.  The fair is considered such a big attraction that even area schools are dismissed for the entire week it is operating.  Families go back multiple days in order to enjoy all it has to offer.

 Naturally, we had to see what the excitement was all about.

There were the usual food stands.  No Indian fry bread here, but there were apple dumplings and pierogies.

There were lots and lots of beautiful apples in competition to see which ones were the best..... any vegetable you could imagine.

Competition among farmers and homemakers was fierce.

If you had a collection, of any sort, you could enter it in the fair too.

I particularly liked this collection.

There was even a chance to learn a little about Pennsylvania history.

However, one of my favorite places, of any fair, are the livestock barns.

Pennsylvania has some good looking livestock too.

One thing we don't have at the Arizona State Fair are draft team competitions.

I don't think this little guy qualified but he certainly was cute.

There was also a busy fairway with rides and games but we passed that by.  The fair was a huge success and we had a great time!


  1. Our fair in Illinois falls in Sept when it's so darn hot! :D How on earth do they decide among all those apples? Looks like a really nice fair. I guess the animals are my favorites, especially the sheep and horses. Bet it's pretty up that way.