2015 Coastal Carolina Fair ~ Part 2

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.

Old McCormick tractor

1949 McCormick tractor

And, of course, an old John Deere.

Old John Deere tractor

Old John Deere tractor

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!”

Mama pig chasing one of her piglets

Mama pig chasing one of her piglets

After several attempts, mama finally got them all in the corner.

Piglets

Piglets

The next pen contained the cutest little goats. Look at this little guy sleeping.

Goat sleeping

Goat sleeping

A different breed of goat was kept in a separate pen. This guy was wide awake and posing for my camera.

Goat posing for the camera

Goat posing for the 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.

Brahman cow

Brahman cow

In the pen next door, this Brahman had his eye on me.

Brahman peering at me

Brahman peering at me

In the large central pen, we found this Brahman acting almost like a dog when petted!

Brahman cow enjoying being petted

Brahman cow enjoying being 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!)

Cow oblivious to the crowds

Cow oblivious to the crowds

Cow resting

Cow resting

I took this picture through the fencing.

Cow posing for me

Cow posing for me

In the corner of the pen was a beautiful newborn Jersey calf – only two weeks old!

Jersey calf two weeks old

Jersey calf two weeks old

Every year, the barn is set up with an area to take pictures. Here’s ole Sanctuary Gardener herself. 🙂

Sanctuary Gardener at the fair, trying to stay cool in the heat

Sanctuary Gardener at the fair, trying to stay cool in the heat

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.

Ferris wheel and paddle wheel boats

Ferris wheel and paddle wheel boats

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?

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