My mom, sister and I went over Labor Day weekend. Last week, I was a bit under the weather (not to mention wedding crazed. That will be the case until early November, so please bear with me as I may not be posting as often), so I'm just now getting these pictures off my camera and onto blogger!
My mother and my sister at the bull!:
Baby lamb born days ago:
And here is the produce! I got a bit carried away taking pictures of this! I used to love it as a kid!:
Especially the Biggest Pumpkin!This was always my favorite! I believe it says 397 pounds!:
My sister in a garden:
Also from the garden:
My favorite part, the baking competitions:
Here, students made meals representing their heritage. I believe they were four courses. They each also put together a "table scape" to go with their theme:
My mom and I just loved the "Home Ec-y" (not a word, I know) stuff. This building was filled with all sorts of baked and canned goods, quilts, art work, and crafts. My mother was a Home Economics teacher, so this was right up her alley. She said she and my dad used to go to this building every year, and it hadn't really changed much. I really wish I had known about the baking competitions, as I would have been thrilled to enter one or two categories! It was also neat to see baked goods and artwork done by students from all over the state! My mother, sister and I could have spent hours in here, and I think we did!
Its so funny how we change as we grow into adults. When I was little, after I saw the Biggest Pumpkins and lambs, I was ready to forgo the rest and hit the rides. This year, we didn't even go on any rides, and just soaked up what makes the State Fair unique from any other carnival. I'm sad to see it go, but am so happy we enjoyed it one last year!