Fulton County is a large agricultural area of NW Ohio, and the county fair is very popular. Several of my sisters go every year, so we made plans to go with Diane and Dan on Tuesday after work.
The Fulton County Fair has been going on for many years,
and there are lots of participants. We were amazed by the number of people camping onsite!
There are still a few historic buildings around.
Tuesday was a very hot day, and it was still pretty warm and humid when we arrived at the fair . . . but that didn’t stop us from enjoying the sights, the sounds . . . and the food! Tom and I actually took it a little easy on the food part – we had our blood tests for our annual checkups on Thursday so didn’t want to skew the results too much – but we still enjoyed pork BBQ sandwiches and fair fries for dinner, and milkshakes later for dessert!
In between we walked around and looked at all the animals – my favorite part of the fair!
There were sheep,
including this one going for a walk,
Then there were the pigs,
-- SO CUTE --
and the cows . . . lots and lots of cows!
There were steers, like this Grand Champion,
and these big guys . . . I’ve never seen so many furry cows!
So many handsome cows . . . I never realized that bland white ones could also be cattle . . . I thought they were only dairy cows.
I had to take a picture of the Doodlebugs – that’s one of Casey’s nicknames!
More dairy steers . . .
These guys were getting a cooling shower!
The “Tom pose” . . .
Relaxing in the heat!
Next up the dairy barn – there was a milking demo going on when we got there.
New babies . . .
The cows are definitely my favorites!!
Leaving the cows, we made our way through the midway,
where we got our milkshakes and Dan got his elephant ear, and we picked up some donuts from the Music Boosters to take home with us.
On the way back toward the front of the fairgrounds, we walked through a couple of the horse barns – they were getting ready for costume night!
That was it for us . . . we’d seen all that we wanted to see, ate what we wanted to eat, and we were all still melting, so it was time to go home. It was a fun evening, though . . . we love a good county fair!
Meanwhile in Virginia . . . Nicolas is preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Florence . . . keep him in your prayers!