Saturday, September 12, 2009
The Tennessee State Fair
Good Mornin Possum's and fair goers! Last night was awesome! Ole Mike and I saddled up and went down to the Tennessee State Fair last night. Bein 9/11 they let us all in for free! How awesome is that? Had a big fanfare for the openin! The armed forces color Guard came a marchin in with their flags and all uniformed up! They presented Nes Electric with a huge check to pay for the electric they would be usin this year. The first four days of the fair will be powered the green way whatever that means. The Mayor turned out and made a speech of course. One police woman sang A Hero lies in you. The Police men and women sittin high a top their horses lookin all spiffy. Bout 20 of 'em in a row all lined up. Out came this big ole light switch! The Mayor came up and turned on all the lights to the rides to open the fair up. Twas really touchin! Excitin ta say the least!
This year they went all out and all the rides were new this year! They really had the fair grounds suited up for us city folks! I only noticed two freak shows this year. One was a human headed snake woman and the other was the tinyest woman in the world.
Mike and I hit up the arts exibit buildin. All the home made quilts were so colorful and pretty. Lots of photography shots entered and paintins. They had folks enter their canned goods they canned themselves. Veggies of all sorts and sizes entered. Baked goods,decorated cakes,gingerbread houses with blue ribbons flyin in the wind! The largest Pumpkin and watermelons so big I could carve myself out a house and live in it till it rotted. Watermelons so big,that if they sliced it up,there would have been enough to serve everyone that attended the fair last night! Now thats mighty big!
While we were inside lookin at all the exibits,outside there came up a rain like nobodies business! It rained for the rest of the night! They had to shut down all the rides for safety purposes. Meanwhile,back inside, Mike and I headed over to watch the livestock bein entered in the fair happenins. Cows and goats mainly. Farmers from all over bringin out their best animals ta show! I saw steak! Get me the steak sauce out!! Grade A prime rib! I'm just kiddin.
A good evenin was had by all! The rain did not even spoil a single thang! Have a great fair! Bubba