When I was a young girl living in America, I always looked forward to the annual Agricultural shows.
Each State usually had a show and almost every county in the State had a smaller version. These fairs provided opportunities for farmers and their families to show off their prized livestock, best cakes and finest arts and crafts.
I even won a ribbon at a county show in Iowa for a hand pieced and hand appliquéd baby quilt
This week The Melbourne Agricultural Show is on at the fairgrounds.
It is nice to know some things don’t change. The show is packed with livestock judging and baked goods in abundance.
There are wood-chopping competitions and carnival rides and games.
And Australian wildlife exhibitors.
And best of all, for me anyway, is the Arts and Crafts pavilion.
This year, yarn bombing seems to be everywhere!
I am sure you will agree that this tractor is amazing.
So, no matter what you call this extravaganza…”Agricultural Show; State Fair; County Fair”…take the time and the entire family, and visit the show.
It might just become a yearly tradition.