There are many things I don’t expect to find on a weekday afternoon while riding a bike trail in the countryside … and yet, it’s still possible to surprise me.
Fall fair season is gearing up, and over the next month communities big and small will be hosting their versions of a country fair. I think it’s safe to say they’re usually held on the weekend, perhaps starting on a Friday afternoon.
But I found one unexpectedly being held on a Wednesday. I took a wrong turn trying to find my way out of town, and there it was!
It was packed with people of all ages. Small-town-packed, not city-packed … there’s a world of difference between the two. I can only assume that the local schools and many local businesses were closed for the day.
It had all the requirements of a fall fair.
Judging of locally grown produce:
A Play Area and Miniature Train
There will be more to come on the play area in a later post. It deserves its own story.
However, my favourite was inside the arena where a live band was pelting out the tunes while a small group do-si-do’d around the dance floor.
There was even a fall harvest dinner in the church basement later in the day … but I didn’t stick around for that. I still had over an hour’s drive to get back home.
I stuck out like a sore thumb while I roamed around the fair – in my bike shorts and sweaty helmet-hair – but I had the best time!
I may have to revise what I might expect to find in a small farming community on a weekday afternoon in September.