Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Durham Fair

We have been having the most humid rainy days lately and Durham Fair last night was no different.  The Fair is a tradition - they can't not go!  Mom and dad wore their rain coats and carried umbrellas and had a great time with their Durham Fair buddies!

They always start at the top of the hill and work their way down.  The first tent has all sorts of fun stuff to see and buy and did they come home with yummy treats for us?  NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

 Mom really turned her nose up at this stuff~
 But Mikey said that it was delicious!
 Dad had a baked potato with all of the trimmings~
 And a steamed cheeseburger!
 This is what mom waits all year for - the HUGE hot sugared donut!
 Can you even believe how big it is and did she bring home even a smidge for us?  NOOOOOOOOOOOOO
 The needlework building was next. 
The blankies and quilts are just so beautiful!
 A man named Doug made this one! Isn't it fabulous!
 Dad is a big fan of George Washington and history~
 Next was the antiques building.  There is just so much to see inside.
 The blacksmith~
 And the timber framers~
 Next were the animals.
This cow looks so pretty in pink!
And this bunny is very relaxed.  Dad poked him to make sure he wasn't stuffed.
 Mom and Mr. Rooster had quite the conversation going!
 And there was a goat judging and there was stacking going on just like they do at dog shows. Who knew that goats stacked too!
 No comment.
 And they were even judging gingerbread houses!
Do you think they're keep until Christmas?

 Mom and dad had a blast at the Fair despite the soggy conditions!
See you next year,  Durham Fair!
So until next time...............

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch


Penny and Patches said...

It looks like your pawrents had a great time! We can't believe the size of that donut! My mom always says, "If you need rain, schedule a fair or dog grooming." It works every time!

Aire-hugs and happy weekend!

Ailsa,Teesha and Burtie said...

looks like they hads a good time AGAIn, but were is everybody. Tesh an I discused it. we recon your mums shooos everyones away so she can gets good photos. mums likes the snowman on the last stall

Ina in Alaska said...

Oh my the food looks WONDERFUL !!!!

Choc covered bacon - no for me as well. I loved the baked potato & cheeseburger & your huge donut!! Did you eat the whole thing????

Thanks for taking us to the fair!

Kess And Her Mama said...

No wonder your humans made the trip despite the rain. It sure was worth the trip!

Wyatt said...

You know how we like a good fair!! Yours looked wonderful. We might have to say "NO" to chocolate covered bacon, but the donut was a keeper!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Michelle said...

Your fair looks like and complete FUN! I love the feel of a county fair. My dales don't get any treats from there either. I love to gaze at all the colors of the animals, quilts, and sample the yummy foods!

rottrover said...

Were those sleep masks on those sheep??

Angus said...

Chocolate covered bacon gets our vote.

Benny and Lily said...

mom just loves those events! Great quilts.
Benny & Lily

Ms. ~K said...

Looks like great fun...
Ms. Fern wanted me to let you know her computer is sick again, and she can't email or blog!
She and Tinker are fine!

The Army of Four said...

Zimmie really liked seeing the animals! I like the quilts. I thought mom would, too, but she can't stop staring at that huge doughnut! Ha woo.

Gizzy's Mom said...

The only time I went to that fair it was pouring and even with my umbrella I got soaked.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

So much to see and do and eat!!! That donut would be so yummy to try. Mom is so sorry she never got to that fair when she lived it CT. Those gingerbread houses really make is start thinking Christmas.

Hope the rain has stopped by now.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Stanislaw said...

You had me at "bacon."

That magical place of XL-sized feastings sounds awesome. Next year you need to protest so that you get to go. Being left at home is inexcusable.

Just sayin'.

Anonymous said...

Wow it looks like your Pawrents had lots of fun and foods.


NO Doggie Bags?????

You let them in the house empty handed? Did you chew on their legs? That was just not right!

woos, Tessa

Maggie Mae said...

Dat donut is as big as a tire! :) What a great day at da fair!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

that was a huge donut ! What a great fair to go to

Thor and Jack said...

What a great day at the fair! Beautiful quilts and yummy food!

Thor and Jack

Sam said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch, it's too bad that your mom and dad didn't bring home a donut for you guys to share. But maybe we could work out a deal. I think that Miss Sunshade would like that big bunny that your dad poked so if you guys bring that bunny up here. We'll give the bunny to Miss Sunshade and I'll share all my treats with you. Then we can all go for a walk together. Sound good?

Sue said...

Thanks for taking us along. We missed the fair this year because of the heat.

I've shown several goats and trust me, they don't stay stacked.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I think the fair sounded like so much fun! My mommy thinks the chocolate covered bacon and the big donut, sounds terrific!
So much to see, and no one brought you home any foodables? Jeepers!
What's a Maggie and Mitch to do?

Anonymous said...

That sure looks fun,

My daddies are going to a show in melbourne soon, it's kind of a similar thing :)


Matilda said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch!
What a nice fair! Everything is beautiful and looks yummy!
wag wag

SissySees said...

HUGE fun! The Knight would be all over that donut. I'm looking forward to hosting my first gingerbread house decorating party this year, but sorry girls... we'll be having it "off-site" and no fur-kids will be allowed...

parlance said...

Chocolate covered bacon????

Too horrible to even think about!

snoopydog said...

Good times, for sure!Looks like a great occasion. We love events like this! Ros and Oscar

Bocci said...

Thanks for taking us along on your trip to the fair! We don't know what photo we liked better, that gorgeous doughnut or that last pic with the ice cream cone...
here's to better weather next year.


M and M
Wow I just saw you won the quilting bee drawing... cool beans. I love fairs. Anywhere's there bunnies, bacon, big donuts is all good to me.

PS what did M and M get?

The Thuglets said...

Now that really is what you call a FAIR!

All those daleicious things to eat..corrrr

Have a great week.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

bichonpawz said...

Wow! That Fair looks like it was lots of fun!! Lots of good stuff to eat! Don't know about that chocolate covered bacon though...the donut looks GREAT! Thanks for sharing all the great pics!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

The Life of Riley said...


Thanks for showimg us around the Durham Fair. That donut looked yummy, but my human is not sure about the idea of chocolate covered bacon. She is guessing the bacon had to be cold, or the chocolate wouldn't stick.

I love the suggestion you left on my blog of pizza and icecream. I haven't tried either (despite many year of wathcing my humans eat both those things), so mum has said she'll let me try pizza and iceream some sometime soon!


animal lover, quilt lover said...

We need rain and our fair isn't coming until the end of Oct. Our last real rain was when Lee came through.
So happy you all had a wonderful time. Loved the pictures!!
xx, Tinker & Fern

Archie and Melissa said...

oh my gosh!
what a fabulous fair!
food, crafts and animooos!
what more could you ask for!
i so wish we could have gone with you!