Good morning, everyone. On Tuesday, I shared part 1 of my annual adventure to the Coastal Carolina Fair with photos of the fairgrounds, the entertainment, and the competitions. (If you missed it, you can view Part 1 here.) Today, I’m sharing a taste of our county fair, Charleston style, Part 2.
What is a fair without the farm animals and the tractors and the 4-H competitions? Not really a county fair, is it? Well, our fair has it all. Unfortunately, for the first time in the 20 years I’ve been attending, there were no chickens. Not a rooster or hen in the barn at all. And I have no idea why. So, no chicken photos this year (or me trying to get a rise out of them with my famous chicken call). 😦
When we entered the barn, we were greeted with a wonderful country band playing next to these lovely old tractors.
Look at this 1949 McCormick Farmall.
And, of course, an old John Deere.
The first pens we came to were the pigs. One mama and her piglets were all asleep in one pen, but the other pen had the liveliest pigs I’ve ever seen. We stood there quite a while, watching mama break up a fight between two piglets and continuously chase one or two piglets to get them to settle down in the corner. I could just hear her saying, “I told you to get back in that corner and go to sleep!”
After several attempts, mama finally got them all in the corner.
The next pen contained the cutest little goats. Look at this little guy sleeping.
A different breed of goat was kept in a separate pen. This guy was wide awake and posing for my camera.
There were beautiful rabbits, horses, and miniature horses at the end of the barn, but I didn’t get any pictures of them this year. There were too many people to get a good shot. I did get quite a few good shots of the cows, though.
This Brahman was beautiful.
In the pen next door, this Brahman had his eye on me.
In the large central pen, we found this Brahman acting almost like a dog when petted!
In the central pen, there were other beautiful cows besides Brahmans. I just wish I had remembered to jot down their breed. (If you know, please comment below!)
I took this picture through the fencing.
In the corner of the pen was a beautiful newborn Jersey calf – only two weeks old!
Every year, the barn is set up with an area to take pictures. Here’s ole Sanctuary Gardener herself. 🙂
As night fell, the humidity was so high, a fog began to settle on the fairgrounds. It made for an interesting picture of paddle wheel boats on the center lake, framed by the Ferris wheels and palmetto trees.
Another year at the fair is gone, but I’m looking forward to next year with a renewed chance to participate in the competitions – maybe even bringing home a best of show ribbon.
How was your county fair this year?