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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

ABC Wednesday........F is for Fair

F is for Fair. I chose this since we are currently enjoying our Oregon State fair through September 1st, Labor Day. State fairs have all the excitement depicted in the following photos. Not only are there rides, games, exhibits, but shows. This year we got to see Bill Engvall and Weird Al Yankovic in concert. Both shows were awesome and tremendously entertaining. Salem hosts the State Fair each year, and this years one did not disappoint.

Fair greeters


Rides
Love that Cotton Candy
Have a great ABC Wednesday, here to visit and join .

25 comments:

CaBaCuRl said...

Looks like you had lots of fun at the fair! Did you go on that crazy ride that looks like it goes round & round, & up'n'down, really fast???

leslie said...

I want to go to the PNE (Pacific National Exhibition) this year, but my back isn't in very good shape right now, waiting for surgery. Maybe next year. Apparently, it's changed a lot over the past years since I've been so I'd like to see it. Fairs are always so much FUN!

ellen b. said...

Wonderful. I'm glad you chose a fair for F! We moved our family to Washington State from Southern California in 1988. Our kids are all adults now and living in Washington. My husband and I had to come back to Southern California for his job a couple years ago :0(
We'll be back in the Northwest in the future Lord willing...

Abraham Lincoln said...

Wow. Our Fair is over. Your fair looks like fun to me. We didn't go to our fair as neither one of us can stand the heat or walk very far. LOL

babooshka said...

All the fun of the fair. Brilliant.

Laurie said...

Oh how fun! I haven't been to a big state fair since I left Texas 20 years ago.

Darn it, now I really want some cotton candy!!!

shutter happy jenn said...

What a fun, fun, fair! I am sure you guys enjoyed it so much!

I played, too! My "F" photo is up here.

Kim from Hiraeth said...

That sky is amazing!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

I love fairs! And you definitely captured all the fun in it, that's for sure... and I love the cotton candy! I haven't had that for a long time!
Thanks for visiting mine and hopefully you can get out and do some flyfishing or any fishing for that matter... it's a wonderful thing to do with the family!!!
~Michele~

Laura ~Peach~ said...

ohhh i love the fairs!! we dont get them here until very last in the season as they are based here and winter here... my hubbys cousin was a carnie for years and years and years she is retired now but we go to see her old friends ...I am having computer issues and all my photos are backed up but the back up is not hooked up right now ... so I dont know if I will be publishing any pictures this week but Who knows I may try if the computer will let me... love the pic of your son shooting and holding the baby chick... anyway have fun at the fair!!!!!!!!!!!!

laura said...

GREAT fair shots! Maybe we'll make it to next years....

magiceye said...

must have been Fun!

Denise said...

Wow! Some fair I must say. I remember fairs as a child, endless rides on the waltzers, so many we felt sick..........then we did it all again! Oh to be young and foolish!

AphotoAday said...

Oh man, Weird Al would have been something to see...

And I would have had to go kick one of those stilt guys in the shin... (always wanted to do that)

gaz said...

all the fun of the fair... although your son doesn't look like he's having much fun in that chair!

Gemma said...

Long tall cowboy greeters.
:-)
Looks fun!

Bear Naked said...

State Fairs
Fun Fun Fun
A Fantastic choice for ABC Wednesday letter F.
(And I love cotton candy also.)

Bear((( )))

Tommy said...

oh that looks like so much fun. I sure do love the fair

RuneE said...

Have fun - oh, I see that you do have! :-)

Powell River Books said...

I love local and state fairs. The games, displays and food are my favourite. Like you, my husband left Southern California for the north and a different type of lifestyle. We chose Coastal BC. Today my contribution is about a special farm that used to located near my town in Coastal BC. I invite you to come see. -- Margy

Sherry said...

Wow, your new header is amazingly beautiful and contrasted! Anyway, fair is a good one, Like the pics!

D Herrod said...

What a fun entry. Fairs can be so much fun.

Katney said...

We visited our small local fair a few weeks ago and I look forward to the bigger state fair the end of September.

kouji said...

cool. :) very different from where i am.

CherryPie said...

What a great set of photos Fun for the theme :-)

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