Let’s all go to the fair!

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Monday was “Free for Geezers Day” at the Yellowstone County Fair.  For all of you who don’t speak AARP, geezer is defined as anyone over 62 whether you have gray hair or not.  “Free for Geezers Day” is kind of like the early bird special at a restaurant in Florida.  Arrive between 12 noon and 5 pm and there is no admission charge.  Just the kind of deal we like!

From the minute you walk in the gate and “can smell all the hot dogs and french fries they sell” your inner child takes over.

Karen's inner child dragging her to fun land.

Karen’s inner child dragging her off to a fun evening.

Now there’s certain rules you just gotta follow at the fair.  The first place one must go is to the Agricultural Arts buildings.  Here displayed it all their glory are the crafts, veggies, jams, pies, cookies, and quilts that all the entrants have been working on since last year’s gathering.

Boy, doesn't this little beauty make you want to sit down to dinner with the canner?

Boy, doesn’t this little beauty make you want to sit down to dinner with the canner?

Now that's a real Montana quilt--- Bison and Buffalo Bill.

Now that’s a real Montana quilt— Bison and Buffalo Bill.

Pickles and Jams and Jellies, Oh My!

Pickles and Jams and Jellies, Oh My!

Not everyone can cook, bake, preserve, or quilt so there is a whole building devoted to folks who build stuff and collect stuff.

A gazebo built from K"NEX.

A gazebo built from K”NEX.

Every little boys dream (and a few older ones  too).

Every little boy’s dream (and a few older ones too).

Okay, now that all the education stuff is behind us, we venture into the animal kingdom.

As Sir Mix-a-lot sang, "I like big butts and I can not lie."

As Sir Mix-a-lot sang, “I like big butts and I cannot lie.”

Who wears short, shorts?

Who wears short, shorts?

Ain't I cute?

Ain’t I cute?

I don’t know about you, but looking at all that meat walking around just makes a guy hungry, right?  And, man, is this the place to be.  Especially if you want something on a stick.  Bacon wrapped in chocolate on a stick, fried cheese on a stick, pizza roll on a stick, viking on a stick, but, alas, no jalapeno on a stick.

Brazilian food in Montana.  Go figure!

Brazilian food in Montana. Go figure!

Yuuum!  Beef wrapped in  bacon.  It's almost un-natural.

Yuuum! Beef wrapped in bacon. It’s almost unnatural.

Greek food, too.

Greek food, too.

Can’t leave out the entertainment now, can we?  All day long, somewhere on the grounds, were musicians, dancers, yodelers, and other live acts.

Young singer and dancer from the Crow Reservation in full Fancy Dance outfit.  He was actually doing hip-hop.  A real mash up of cultures.

Young singer and dancer from the Crow Reservation in full Fancy Dance outfit. He was actually doing hip-hop. A real mash up of cultures.

Get your groove thing on!

Get your groove thing on!

Remember, you’ve got to wait 30 minutes after eating to go on the rides but, HEY, it’s the fair. Go ahead and go wild.  They got things that go up, go down, go around, go slow, go fast, and go high.

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Tired of riding?  There’s always a few games to throw a fistful of dollars at.

Every duck a winner!

Every duck a winner!

Come on now.  Don't you  need a goldfish?

Come on now. Don’t you need a goldfish?

Show the little lady how strong you are or maybe not how strong you are.

Show the little lady how strong you are or maybe not how strong you are.

And let us not forget the underlying reason for this whole thing!

Lusting after brand new never before seen farm equipment.

Lusting after brand new, never-before-seen farm equipment.

As all good times must end, we say goodbye to the fair for another year.073

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One Response to Let’s all go to the fair!

  1. Marcie says:

    Great read!! ” who wears short shorts!” hahaha. Great photos now I don’t have to go!!

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