Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Cobble Hill Fair…

The Cobble Hill Fair was on this weekend! This event is a real old fashioned "fall fair" for the whole family and it has been happening for 101 years…my daughters use to LOVE going when they were young as there were lots of animals, a petting zoo and of course lots of food.  And…if the memory serves me…lots of stories about butting goats!!

You won't find any carnival rides here - there's not a rocket-ship, tilt-a-whirl or roller-coaster to be found. Nor are there any of the side-shows and electronic games blasting out heavy metal ear-busting music.

The miniature horses are always a big draw for little kids~

The only rides at this fair were a manually pushed merry-go-round for kids, (I’m sure it’s the same one my daughters rode on 20 odd years ago!!), hay wagon rides, miniature horse rides and kids hopping up and down on antique farm trucks and equipment.

The fair grounds were just full of children of all ages who looked to be having a great time. They were looking at, and in some cases able to pat, the llamas, pigs, rabbits, chickens, cattle, sheep, horses and other animals that are a great part of this exhibition. For some of the older kids, there was a 'hay-bale' tossing contest that was drawing a lot of attention - even a bunch of giggling teen-age girls were giving it a go.

And of course there is the juried fruits and vegetables, baking and preserves.

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But of course what caught my eyes were the quilts!!  I thought you might like to see a few of the quilts that were displayed at the Cobble Hill Fair this year…there were some beauties!!IMG_9477 IMG_9453 IMG_9454 IMG_9456  IMG_9459 IMG_9462 IMG_9463 IMG_9465 IMG_9467 IMG_9470 

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!  I can’t believe that August is almost over…and Fall is just around the corner!  Is it just me or is time going by way too quickly? 

Two days until I get my husband to randomly pull a name out of the hat for the GO! Fabric CutterIf you haven’t entered yet then GO! here!

Have a super Sunday and Happy Quilting!~P

24 comments:

QuiltSue said...

Tell Mr Sweet P that I think he's absolutely wonderful.

(there, do you think that will help me to win?)

Lisa M. said...

I wish there were more fairs that didn't have all the carnival stuff. So annoying!

I am one mom who is actually NOT looking forward to school starting in 2 days. I wish summer would slow down a bit!

WoolenSails said...

I love country fairs, fun and a more relaxed pace.
What a wonderful assortment of quilts and styles.

Cindy said...

What an awesome little fair! Looks like tons of fun!

Paula and Mel said...

I love coming to your blog every morning. I love it because you share so many wonderful experiences with us. I almost feel as though I am standing right next to you as you show us where you are and what is going on.
What an exciting fair. Something for everyone. The animals are adorable, the vegetables look delishious and those quilts. Those quilts are unbelievable! I feel in love with them all.
Again, I thank you for sharing with all of us.
Paula
Tell Mr Sweet P his is awesome also as well. We enjoy his blog. (just a little bribery)

West Side of Straight said...

Love looking at all the quilts at fairs. There are a lot of talented people out there quilting!
Can't wait to see out wins the Accuquilt GO = wishing it'll be me!

Di~ said...

What a great fair. What town is that in? I love to go to things like that.

Jackie said...

There are some talented quilters in your area!

Delores said...

I went to the Fair yesterday as well - first time I've ever gone in 34 years of living in the valley! It was fun and we got to see Kassidy doing her highland dancing.
See you tomorrow.

Sandi said...

We have an Urban Farmer's Fall Fair just across the river from where I live. It isn't as big as yours but is lots of fun.

i hope you can enter your snowman quilt next year and win a prize.

Marls said...

What a great little fair. There are obviously some very talented quilters nearby-thanks for showing their quilts.

Barb said...

You are right, those are just beautiful....

Judy C said...

The quilts were beautiful, I love the small fairs always such fun.

Allie said...

I miss our Fair so much - the oldest one in the country, and not enough money this year to put it on. SO sad!
Yours looks just lovely and I really enjoyed all the quilts - the Christmas one really caught my eye, what a great design! Is that a first place on it?

Lee said...

I have fond memories of walking to our town fair with my class mates in a parade! It was so much fun. Wish is was still close to do those things with my kids! it feels like fall here in Calgary with only 10*C today and rain..yuck

Shakerwood said...

That looks like such a fun time. I love the old fashioned fairs. We had one here this past weekend but it is just so hot this time of year. Makes it hard to enjoy it.

Jennifer said...

That looks like such a fun fair, and the quilts are lovely - thank you for showing us!

Elyte said...

Something for everyone. Very pretty quilts, it never ceases to amaze me how talented (and patient) people are hiding around us.

Maggey and Jim said...

Oh,P,
I love the quilts, the rose and sunflower are my favs.. The fair was awesome and the veges were fantastic.. I love my garden..
Maggey
I also liked the village and all of them really..

Cindy said...

Thank you for the wonderful parade of quilts, Paulette. I love seeing what others create. Such beauties.

Miriam said...

Wonderful quilts! I love the one with the red rose. :)

searchfamilies said...

What beautiful quilts, & how great is that fair i think some of the old style ones are the best not that we get them here but who needs the new ones
Hugs Janice

Stephanie said...

Beautiful quilts. My eye was drawn to the leaves. Love the name Cobble Hill.

Stray Stitches said...

Thanks for sharing the fair and the quilt pictures. We stay away from our local fair because of all midway rides and commercialism. I love a true country fair!