Yes, boys and girls it is that time of the year again. The unofficial end of summer begins in central New York with the start of the 12-day run of the 2012 Great New York State Fair. The Fair opens tomorrow and goes through Labor Day. Instead of sharing a bunch of links from years past, I am going to share a pictorial preview from last year’s NYSF.
Livestock of all kinds compete for ribbons including this curious goat.
Fair food gets a bum rap. If you look around, you can find non-fried foods like in the International Building.
Of course, if you like your Fair food fried and greasy, you will have your choice of vendors frying almost anything.
Games and rides of all kinds will challenge people’s skill and stomachs on the Midway.
Sometimes Mother Nature adds to the colorful atmosphere of the New York State Fair.
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Ah, yes, I can almost smell the mix of hay and sawdust, the scent of various animals and birds, and fried oil and popcorn! The sounds of music from the stages, the rush of hooves in the horse show and the screams from the midway! There is nothing like a state fair and as much as I like them, I am willing to wait out the rest of summer before ours arrives in mid-September.
That last image is quite something….what a sky!
Enjoy the Big “E”, Tracy! Many of the vendors and the whole Midway from the NY State Fair will be there to greet you.
Those skies are rare and I was fortunate to catch it. I had on a 70-200VR lens for the barrel racing. Worked out as the compression of the fair stands at the bottom look neat.
The sunset and ferris wheel. Awesome catch. Great shot, Scott
Thanks, Scott! These kind of sunsets only show up late in August for some reason. Must have something to do with Sun angle…anyway, it made for one heck of a show.
That sunset is amazing! Love the goat, too. 🙂
Still time to come up and check out the Fair for your Barbara! 😀
Time for the fair! You’ve **almost** got me in the mood. The Houghton County Fair is this weekend. I agree with Barbara. That goat made me smile, and the red sunset with the fair in the foreground is really stunning.
Oh, go ahead, Kathy! Give yourself a day to indulge…to see, to hear, to feel and to eat whatever at your county fair. Oh, and to take another 300 photos to share it with. 😉
tee hee! Well, the Baraga County Fair is already over for the year, so that probably won’t happen. But you never know! Your post is an inspiration to try…