I am a blogger and young at heart so here it goes. One thing I did this week was help the girls design their outfits that they will make to enter in the fair.
And then we spent hours at Joann's choosing the perfect fabric and notions. After cutting about 20 yards of various fabrics for us we became buddies with Bridget.
And then I helped cut out a few pieces so we could reclaim the dining table for dinner.
Why do you ask? Because the fair is a big deal around here. Not just to us. But to the whole county. School still closes every year on the fourth Friday every September so the children can attend the fair. Our fair is still very agricultural based. The main events involve judging of farm animals that will later be auctioned and slaughtered.
My family sure enjoys all that. But what we love most of all is the household entries. All through the summer there is talk of what will be entered into this years competition. Jams, cookies, cars, boats, pickles and of course sewing projects. I am proud of my children's effort each year and their creative and can do spirit. That is definitely something I lacked and have learned from them over the years.
Kat at Heart 2 Heart left the following comment on my peach canning post.
"I wish we could all get together and just have a good old fashioned county fair with all the goodies people make from scratch, can, and even the crafts that others sew, knit or even photograph. It would be an all time event of a life time. Bloggers County Fair."
And so you know, I got to thinking. I have seen a lot of creative ladies here in blog world. Some sew. Some draw. Some write poetry. Some are amazing with cameras. Others with a pie. Why not have a country fair, bloggy style?
So here is what I have in mind. Our fair starts on the 18th of September. Unfortunately, our family will be missing it this year. We usually plan to leave for our vacation after the first weekend of the fair. Ours local fair runs from a Friday to the Sunday of the following week. That way we can be here for the judging. But we had some difficult scheduling issues because of other travel and work plans this fall.
On September 14th I will put up my Country Fair post highlighting my entry into our local county fair. I will also put up a blog hop link for you to enter you link.
You photograph your sewing, canning, painting, drawing, photography, baking, building, scrapbooking, needlepoint, knitting, cross stitching, etc...masterpiece and post it on your blog. You can explain your entry with some journaling or just put up your picture. Brianna will shortly be coming up with the html link for the banner below so you can add it to the top of your post.
Then stop by here and get instructions and the code to add the MckLinky blog hop to your post. You may enter any time after September 14th until I return from my vacation on October 7th.
Now, when we return from vacation there are usually prize checks waiting for us in the back log of mail. So to make it a little more fun I thought I would add some prizes that make us think of the country fairs. Off the top of my head I have a candy apple making kit, a caramel apple making kit and a jar of my prize winning jam. I will be thinking of other ideas over the course of the next month or so. When we return from vacation I will be putting everyone who entered the link on the blog hop into the drawing. You can link up to an old post that fits the bill, too.
I think this will be a lot of fun if we can get a number of bloggers involved. So I will give an extra entry to anyone who posts an "advertisement" about the fair or adds the button from my side bar to your side bar between now and September 14th. Don't forget to stop by this post and leave me a comment that you posted or put up the button so I can enter you in the drawing.
Leave me a comment and let me know if you might be interested in participating. You could also leave me a comment with any prize ideas you may have. Sounds like fun, right?
Get those posts ready because I can't wait to see you at the fair!