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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Thursday's Things in a Row

My town held a festival over Labor Day weekend called "Septemberfest", filled with food, arts and crafts (over 250 vendors!), bingo, carnival rides and fireworks. Lucky for us, we lived just down the block from all the happenings. Of COURSE I brought my little point and shoot camera to capture some things in a row.

Saturday was real overcast and rain was predicted off and on. Jim and I walked over to see what the festival included since this was our first year experiencing this in our new neighborhood. Of course it rained only when we were there! We went back on Monday with two of my sisters. It was sunny, but hot and humid. I will intermingle my photos from both days and you will see the difference in the skies!

Love those lights in a row! No blue skies here!
This is the food tent. It is not crowded because a) it's still morning, and b) the popular vendors were there for 2 days. This day is sponsored by not-for-profit organizations like boy and girl scouts, etc.


There was entertainment every hour on the stage in the dining tent. Irish dancers performed while we ate.


I don't know about you, but when I was little, these games cost about 25-50 cents to play. Now? $3 Holy Mackerel! Could you imagine what it would cost to take a family of 4 to the carnival?



And finally, here's a ride I would NEVER go one. Nope, nope, nope, nope.

Beautiful skies, though, yes?
Stay tuned for more festival things in a row next week. Did you find anything good for me?

15 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

That looks like a fun event. It certainly gave you some great shots of things in a row. I hope some of the frog money went to the charities. I remember those .25 days too. Nope, I wouldn't ride that one either.

Jim said...

I think that you had fun, Pat. I should take 'row' pictures on the 15th when our little town has a festival. And no, I wouldn't ride on that ride ever, not even once.
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Brian Miller said...

oh fun fun...i love the fair...all the lights and sounds and people...that first shot is really cool with all the light bulbs...

Gail said...

Awesome

NixBlog said...

What a great selection of shots, Pat. And plenty of things in a row too!

Monkey Man said...

what fun. and as always a great eye :)

Lois Evensen said...

What a fun fair!

Mama Zen said...

What fun pictures! We're heading to the county fair this weekend.

Eva Gallant said...

You always find great "things in a row!"

Filip and Kristel said...

I like carnival fairs. I write a lot about amusement parks on my blog.

Greetings,
Filip

AVY said...

Looks really nice, I haven't done anything like that in a long time.

/Avy

http://mymotherfuckedmickjagger.blogspot.com

Kelinha said...

Nice blog. Would you like to follow each other? =)

B. WHITTINGTON said...

Thanks for the encouragement you left on my blog - and for the advice. I'm going to do some updating!
I always enjoy reading your posts because you are a hoot! Loved the Septemberfest photos. Then I read the post about unpacking the treasures and I can see why you cried. What a find - the christening dress. So happy to learn that Jason was okay.
I had a baby brother born back in the late thirties with a hole in his heart. He lived to be 9 mos. So sad for my mom, esp. Loved the fact Jim had to carry your daughter down the aisle! Sweet. Thanks again Pat for being you.
Blessings, Barb

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Carnivals are SO expensive...but I can never resist a good food booth.

Maple Lane said...

Fun photos that bring back good memories from my childhood. I would get sick just "watching" a ride like this one!!! I hope to join your things in a row meme soon. Mildred