It Happened at the County Fair

Summer in Indiana and I got to experience that colourful cultural experience – the County Fair. We have, of course, fairs in Ireland – it’s usually cold and wet, they’re often like outdoor shopping malls, and they’re a bit… two dimensional. Now whether it’s the novelty of travelling or enjoying a trip to somewhere like parts of Indiana that are well off the tourist trail, there are things you just don’t get at home.

Forget Healthy Eating
There was a serious diet and a gym membership organised after this trip. It wasn’t just the grilled/fried everything – it was the sheer size and volume of portions.  All delicious, of course.

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Corn Dogs.  Wrong on every level.. I ate loads
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Make sure you have an up to date dental plan
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Porky’s.  Ate here as well….
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Satisfied customers from the Big Dog Diner
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Something for the little ones..
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Are we in Scotland???

We The People
With the fine weather and good food, everyone seemed chilled.

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The Fire Department – ready for action
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I think it’s a Nikon
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Competition time
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Love it when a Bass Player Smiles.  And nice Gretsch.
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Hangin’

Bit of Politics
I have to say that these guys had considerably less attention than the food, agricultural shows, sports and entertainment. The Tea Party strangely had no tea.

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Democrat casual.
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Down with this sort of thing. Careful now.
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A military presence

Sports
Tractors we have at home. Horses at agricultural shows, ditto.
Demolition derbies and pig wrestling, not so much.

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John Cougar….   …. John 3:16
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They actually did play ZZ Top for this
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Driving without lights.  and windows
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One careful owner
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a fine display of horses and hats
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ZZ Top tribute band and pig wrestlers
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Ladies and Gentlemen., we have a winner

And finally..
Sorry about this Dave, but we were on the lookout for you the whole time.

most wanted
Lock up your daughters.. Dave’s skipped bail

Hancock, Grant and Delaware County Fairs, I salute you. Every conceivable type of food and entertainment, everyone enjoying themselves and so, so much to photograph.

Tech note:
ColorEfex Pro was used to punch the Raw files taken off the Olympus E450.  It’s a great free tool.

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the Fuji 160 film emulation