Canfield Fair Wrap-Up

Our 5 day fair has run its course.  There was heat and humidity that melted ice cream, shoe polish, and families, as well as thunderstorms that made mud pits out of the parking lots. There was harness racing and farm competitions and baked goods and country concerts and the list just goes on.  A grand time was had by all.  But mostly, for my money, there was the Pumpkin Building--the home of the largest squash at the fair. There was the sort of sunset that you can only find in North East Ohio.  Mahoning County, Ohio, is the home of Youngstown, and all of it's "Rust Belt" baggage, but Mahoning County is, to the largest degree, farm land.  You know, the corn is as high as an elephant's eye, and all that.

The Largest Squash
Sunset At The Fair

The Pumpkin Building
A Tower of Squash
We Have Our Priorities
The Beauty Queen (And A Squash)

A Row of Squash

Checking the list of the Grand Champion Squash weights, you'll find that this year's Grand Champion was actually smaller than last years champ.  Believe what you want, but I blame the Obama Administration.  I figure that the champion squash was taxed a couple of hundred pounds.


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