Friday, October 9, 2009


Tuesday morning we awoke to the most glorious Harvest moon.The morning mist was heavy on the fields.

It was a perfect day to attend the Fryeburg Fair.

The Fryeburg Fair is Maine's largest agricultural fair located on 180 acres in Fryeburg Maine. The first fair was held in October 1885. Originally nine Maine towns were included, with six New Hampshire towns added in 1888. The fair grounds are home to 100 permanent buildings and over 3,000 camping sites. Currently, about 300,000 attend the fair annually.
There are sheep
and llamasSow
Horse pulling
The horse pulling is a crowd favorite. Teams come from Canada, New Hampshire, Mass.,Penn., Vermont and New York. The event is more prestige than monetary. Holsteins OxenHorses
Percheron's appear very majestic even their tails are coiffured perfectly.Tomorrow more on the Blue Ribbon Classic.


Eve said...

This was a great time Julie! I love the photos from under the stands! Great shots one and all. The moon and mist is just right!
Wonderful post as usual!

A New England Life said...

Wasn't the moon wonderful? It was so pretty!

We went to the Fryeburg fair one year, on a Tuesday, and waited almost 2 HOURS in traffic. I vowed never to go back. I hope you didn't have that trouble Julie.

All your pictures bring back the sights and sounds of the fair. The barns are my favorite! Love the Llamas!!!! Somebody get me a Llama!

Gail said...

Wonderful shots!

Rural Rambler said...

Beautiful pictures. I love the misty picture with the bluebird house. And the fair pictures of the four legs are just fun and special!