The Great Kern County Fair
It's fair season up and down our state right now. A trip to the county fair is one of my favorite past times. My hubby and I went to the Great Kern County Fair over the weekend with a few great friends and we took pictures to share...
We arrived shortly after the fair opened to avoid the long lines that appear as the sun sets.
We pretty much had the agriculture displays to ourselves since we were there so early.
Michelle and I even got a shot with Smokey the Bear.
It was over 100 degrees during our visit, so I was amazed to find this Sno Shack without customers.
Big Bubba's BBQ must have the largest smoker I've ever seen... The actual smoker was more than six feet tall and about 9 feet wide. That's a lot of BBQ.
No trip to the fair would be complete without FAIR FOOD... Look at that corn on the cob roasting...
Just look at the chicken and those kabobs. They smelled amazing.
The Western Express Railroad runs through the park taxiing folks from one side of the mile long fair to the other. I wanted to take a ride, but every time it passed us by we were heading in the opposite direction.
This is the gangway to the rides... This year they even had a water ride.
The agriculture displays are always a favorite of mine. This one was really creative I thought.
There were fun activities for kids indoors too like this booth for sand art displays.
We were fortunate enough to arrive in time to see a master at work. Kern county artist Bob Smith was there doing a demonstration of how he makes his beautiful desert scenes with a pine block and scroll saw...
His work truly is amazing. Look at this one below... we were amazed by the intricate detail of his work, especially considering that he uses a power scroll saw.
Those blades move so fast. It would be so easy to slip and lose a large swath of detail.
Here's Bob holding the piece we saw him finishing earlier...
Here it is done...
And- then there was the candy...
lots of it
and then my real weakness...
I am glad I was not a judge afterall. They'd have had to roll me out of there afterwards because everything looked so good.
There are some very talented people in this world... I left feeling inspired! Well, that was our trip to the Fair in pictures. I hope your week has been a good one too.
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