A little, well, OK, a lot of rain didn't keep everyone away. The sensible people came prepared:
All the little ones in their rain gear.
Very near the end of a long, cold, rainy parade and still smiling...but not everyone is waving!
Lots of antique tractors in the Farmer's Day parade. There are also lots of animals
that are on their way to become food...so, I don't watch all of this parade.
Horses for you Kristen.
And this little family on their way to have fun in spite of the weather. That's the spirit!
I had a request for any knitted crafts, so here is what I found for you, Tanna.
Here is a close up.
This is an upside down baby blanket...too tired to fix the photo....sorry.
And here is first and second place in the hand spun natural fibers.
For those who don't know about buckwheat...it is not a grain, but rather a fruit. I have never really looked this up, but have been told this since I moved here. It grows on these plants
and you take the groats, after the bloom fades,
that are this cool 3D triangular shape, and grind them to use.
Kasha is also buckwheat.
Some people use the hulls to fill pillows.
Here is a final food picture...wow, just wow.
Some of the things I missed this year were the bicycle decorating contest, pet show, lamb dressing contest and the livestock sale. I never go to the livestock sale, but try to hit the others. Tomorrow is just buckwheat cakes and recovery for me, but there is a car show and Irish road bowling which I have never seen.
Hope you enjoyed my enjoying of the Buckwheat Festival. Let me know if you need a native guide for next year.
Sometimes do you stop and look at your town as if you were in a foreign country? I do that sometimes and it give me a wonderful new perspective on things I usually just take for granted.
My little town has it problems, but it also has it perks and the BWF is a big one, in my opinion!