Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Blog County Fair 2011

Don't you love the fair?  Besides the food (where else can you get fried candy bars?), I love going into the Home Arts Hall and looking at the quilts.  And is there anything better than the table setting entries?  I love the history of the fair too.  The idea that it was once a place where everyone in the community gathered to show-off what they had been doing all year.  I suppose it's human nature to want to show your handiwork off, isn't it?  It's no longer a journey to get to our neighbors' houses, and many of us have connections all over the world.  Now we share our handiwork, crafts, cooking skills and even our livestock off on our blogs on a daily basis.

Vicki O'Dell and I were waxing poetic about the "good old days" and came up with the bright idea that we should mix the County Fair concept and our love of blogging together. The first annual, Blog County Fair was born.  And we would love it if you would hitch up your horses (aka turn on your computer) and join us September 16-19, 2011.  Show off what you've been working on this year.  You might even win a virtual blue ribbon that you can proudly post on your blog.

We'll be judging entries in:
  • Quilting & Sewing
  • Needle Arts – embroidery, cross stitch and other decorative stitching
  • Pies
  • Tablescapes
  • Mixed Media
On September 16, head on over to Vicki's blog and use the Mr Linky widget to add your fair entry blog link.  Then be sure to spend some time visiting everyone's entries (it's the neighborly thing to do).

Please tell your friends about the fair.  Maybe they can meet you there.  I can't wait to see everyone's entries!
There's a button and code in my sidebar so you can share the news about the Blog County Fair too!  See you at the fair!