I went out looking for photos of people enjoying the New York State Fair last weekend. What I brought back went beyond just people photos and shows the variety of what you will find at this year’s fair.
This was the first year for the SkyRiver Butterfly exhibit in the Horticulture building. Fair visitors could enjoy interacting with hundreds of Monarch Butterflies in a controlled environment. For a dollar, you could get a state of the art butterfly feeding stick (aka Q-Tip) to dip into nectar fluid and feed the butterflies.
Inside the 4-H Youth Building, I meet this happy Australian Shepherd dog with this young lady from the Oswego county chapter. This year’s catch phrase for the Fair is A Smile A Minute and this dog was doing his part to fulfill that promise.
I am used to seeing performers like the Living Floral Trees who were new entertainers to the Fair this year having seen DiVine at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for years. It was fun to see upstate New Yorkers greet this very unique form of entertainment.
Roosters were strutting their stiff inside the Poultry Building and liked to stare me down as I attempted to photograph them through the bars of their cages.
Today is the last day for 2012. Still time to get out and enjoy the Great New York State Fair!
I’ve seen human mannequins before, but not painted in anything other than gold or silver! I love the photo of the living floral tree – a nice capture of what must have been a very interesting display.
The Fair has had living statues in the past. First time for the Living Trees and they were a big hit. Kids kept asking their parents if they were real.
I have never ever seen anything like a living floral tree-person. That is so cool! I like your topic for this post.
The topic came to me as I was reviewing my photos and saw the connection between the people and the other living things at the Fair.
You are right. Living floral tree-people are cool!
So many special and unique pictures ! I love those adventurous butterflies and the smiling Australian Shepherd’s smile, very cute. As for the living floral tree-person, this is just fabulous.
Thank you, Isa! Does Europe have large fairs this time of year?
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