Just think, in two days the Essex County Fair will be in full action. I think you will be pleasantly suprised at all the things that are new this year. Ways of the Woods has their truck and trailer on the grounds and it is right by Floral Hall. Speaking of Floral Hall it will be filled with many vendors, some new and some of the old standbys.
Speaking of moving in, word around the grounds is that the camping area is full and some people are still calling to come in. What a beautiful spot the campsites are in. The views are fenominal from there. Some can even look out their windows and watch all that is going on on the track.
The horse show is looking to be a huge entity this year. The equine hotels reservations have come in steadily, so come check out the different breeds horses and types of English and Western classes. Our show is small compared to many fairs, but those who come, and some come from a distance, think it is the most fun. What I like about our shows is that everyone roots for everybody else. The gymkhana on Sunday is based on individual time and the rooting gets very active. Everyone has a blast. On Saturday night there will be Horses and Music as locals take on the task of showing what they got in an entertainment form of riding. Our county is new to this, but we have had some awesome coreography by some of our riders in the past.
There will be sheep and a pig along with the chickens and rabbits in the small animal barn. Baby chicks and ducklings will be a main attraction in Baby Barn.
Thursday night is Square Dance night with Gary Finney. I know there are many people who love to dance and if your in the mood, come see the fair during the day and swing your partner at night.
Two by two Zoo should be coming in today or tomorrow. It will be exciting to see all their animals. They were here for several years three years ago and it will be nice to have them back again, this year.
The conservation area has a new look and their are will be more fish housed in the new building there.
Of course the sugar house is new this year. Our neighboring counties maple producers have worked diligently to get this set up and will have a variety of maple products to sell.
4-Hers will have the dairy bar on the porch. Procedes go to sponsor 4-H trips. It takes a lot of willing voluteers to manage this, so please stop and get your ice cream fix!