The Sussex County Fairgrounds are huge. I didn't fully appreciate this on my earlier reconnaissance mission; I only hit a few strategic places. This time we went everywhere: the craft tent, butterflies, the elephant ride and the stables. I had the best time and have the sore muscles to prove it.
There were lots of farm animals.
The fowl were my favorite. I've never seen such big, fluffy chickens, roosters and the like.
There was food for eating and on display.
That fire roaster corn was expensive but worth every kernel.
There were many quilts hung from the rafters.
Next year? Maybe.
There were many competitions including one for seeing eye dogs, equestrian jumping and even turkey calling (who knew?).
...and lots of ribbons for me, three to be exact. Two blue (the garden chunky marinara fra diavolo and the tangy pickled beets) and one yellow (blueberry orange jam).
Insert clapping track here.
When I saw my jars with the ribbons on them I did my happy dance (Note: my happy dance looks like me jumping vertically in the air like a damned fool). Yes, there were onlookers. It was my first time out the gate and I had no idea I would win a ribbon let alone three.
What am I doing to celebrate? I am having my first ever blog contest. Leave a comment by Friday, August 15th and you will be entered to win a gift of your choosing in the following categories: yarn, fabric or food.
Thanks to everyone who supported me in this endeavor. ~ksp
*The home economics competition is pretty obscurely place in the Richards Building (across from the honey display). You have got to go looking for it to find it. If I join the committee for next year, I would like to find ways to make it more prominent.