The Decatur County 4-H Fair has been a favorite of mine since I was a child. I loved hanging out in the barns, watching the show ring, riding some rides, and tasting all the delicious foods that are available only once a year. Much remains the same about the fair, but the exhibitors come and go as kids grow, show, and, eventually, watch proudly from the stands as parents and grandparents.
My favorite exhibitor this year, was, of course, grandson Matthew. He has worked hard with his steer 'Cooper', and they were ready to go on show day. Don't they (both) look handsome?
fairgrounds walking… (heading to the horse barn, not the port-a-potty, ha!)
Later in the evening, we purchased one more sheet of tickets so the girls could ride "all the rides."
Granny even rode the Ferris Wheel and the Jungle Twist. Yay.
We finished up with their second trip down the Fun Slide. And I quote, "That was so fun!!"
Another fair is in the books, complete with tired kids, great memories, and sweet dreams of blue ribbons, fish sandwiches, and plans for next year.