Those were the days was the theme of the 2011 Horsefly Fall Fair held Saturday.
To that effect there were some senior tractors present, along with a very heavy portable Pacific Pumper.
There were rabbits, horses, chickens, pigs, goats, and an assortment of pets on display, with many blue ribbons.
The long, cold spring had a very real effect on the display of vegetables, flowers, canning, preserves, etc.
I felt a very real guilt for not entering my cucumbers, carrots, and peas that I could have, but they were all I had, and just didn’t seem worth the effort.
Most of my vegetables are simply not ready for harvest, and I suspect this might be the cause of this year’s low numbers. As the photos show, the quality of entries was still exceptional despite the poor growing season.
The high aggregate winner in vegetables was Darlene Hooker and runner-up was Lori Morhart. Morhart also won the high aggregate in baking.
Robi Campbell took high aggregate in photography, plus overall high aggregate for the fair.
The largest zucchini was turned in by a lady named Anna. There were an amazing number of prizes to be had from a wide variety of sponsors, too numerous to mention, including the Horsefly Women’s Institute members who also provided coffee, cupcakes, and all the good food you could eat from the barbecue.
Special credits to the fall fair association executives, Gigi Krumsiek, Lil Manual, and Kris Kenny, and directors Robi Campbell, Maureen Chappell, Ellie Seelhof, Joanne Meyrick, Sandy McNie, and Paul Hearsey for running a successful 36th annual Horsefly Fall Fair.