Saturday, July 10, 2010

Oakland County Fair!

There is nothing like it: our Oakland County Fair!  It's a  lively mix of agricultural and farm events and 4-H kids beaming with pride. You will find serious livestock auctions and wilder side carnival rides. It's a place to spy on cows in labor, cheer on racing pigs, and watch horse shows, grandstand events, monster trucks and even view diaper derbys and pickle eating contests.  Of course the first rate burping contest has returned. Don't forget the  MSU extension programs including great info on weather and storms! And for people watching--this place is full of  humans of all sorts wandering about. Watch them wander and talk and eat, but remember --others are watching you and your ways and antics as you trek the fair grounds! And of course the fair grounds  are the new home of historic Ellis Barn. Look up under the barn  rafters and you may spot  swallows looking down at fair madness!  For details on the fair and all the events go to but here is the bottom line: Fair runs from July 13th through the 18th and its $10 per vehicle or $5 per walk in. Location: Springfield Oaks County Park at 12451 Andersonville Road in Davisburg.  Go there on July 13th and you just may find me ( I am an emergency room paramedic and an active member of the Wilderness Medical Society when not trekking woods and wilds or scribbling words for editors) with the fair medic/first aid team from Brandon Fire. And yes, that is me getting cozy with the goats at last year's fair.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What was the frog doing at the fair???

July 12, 2010 at 12:41 AM 
Blogger Jonathan Schechter said...

The frog was the winner -soon to be set free -of a frog-jumping contest: not a donor for frog legs!

July 12, 2010 at 6:51 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good time. Thanks for the info. I've always wanted to check it out. This may be the year.

July 15, 2010 at 8:19 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't believe your 3rd photo could have capture a better specimen of walkers. Nice shooting.... ;p

July 27, 2010 at 4:34 PM 

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