2014 Coastal Carolina Fair ~ Part 2

Yesterday, I shared with you pictures of the beautiful sights at our county fair. (If you missed it, click here.) Today, I’d like to share some of the fun we had there.

Every year, the fair committee hires a hypnotist to perform, and the show is hilarious. Before his performance this year, a team of five acrobats performed to great music. Here’s a photo of The African Acrobats.

The African Acrobats, performing at the fair

The African Acrobats, performing at the fair

I missed this year’s animal show (wolves this time), but I didn’t miss the 4-H animals on display at the agricultural building. This year we had a surprise. A pregnant cow gave birth to her calf at the fair. This little one is just one day old.

Day old calf, born at the fair

Day old calf, born at the fair

Next door were cute little piglets.

Piglets

Piglets

There weren’t many chicks to be found this year, but here are a few.

Chicks

Chicks

When I saw this turkey, all I could think of was Thanksgiving dinner!

Turkey

Turkey

I love the sheep. In this picture, you can see the goats in the pen to the right.

Sheep & goats

Sheep & goats

There were several beautiful Brahman cows at the fair. This black one was ignoring me.

Black Brahman cow

Black Brahman cow

However, I almost got this gray Brahman to look right at my camera.

Gray Brahman cow

Gray Brahman cow

I always go to see the chickens when I attend the fair, and my favorites are the Rhode Island Reds. (Okay, so I’m biased, being from Rhode Island.)

Rhode Island Red chicken

Rhode Island Red chicken

Every night, at the end of the fair’s day, there are fireworks. Not just any fireworks, but the best fireworks around. The fireworks show the fair puts on is better than most Independence Day shows – in variety, creativity, and length. I love watching them year after year. Normally, I stand next to the lake where they are set off from the middle of the lake, but this year the wind direction was such that we had to stand behind the food vendors to be safe. We could still see them pretty well from there, though.

Fireworks at fair

Fireworks at the fair

Look at this spray of fireworks.

Fireworks spray

Fireworks spray

And here I am, Country Yankee Gal, sitting in a rocking chair in a rustic setting at the fair. Ah…. But the rest has to be short-lived. The fair is over, and I have to get back to work. There’s gardening to do, pumpkins to roast, pepper jam to make, and Thanksgiving to plan for. Not to mention planning for next year’s fair competitions.

A rare sight - Sanctuary Gardener at rest ;)

A rare sight – Sanctuary Gardener at rest

If you live close to Ladson, South Carolina, where the fair is held, you must attend the Coastal Carolina Fair next year. Every year, it opens the Thursday before Halloween and runs through the second Sunday in November. That’s eleven days of country fun. If you’re local, I hope to see you there next year!

If you’re not local to me, what fair do you attend? Do you look forward to it every year?

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