Visiting gardens I see so many beautiful plants growing from the ground, on the vine, the bush, the stem. Yet gardeners have a bit of a competitive streak and when fair time rolls around the very best of the garden is picked, cleaned, and shined to taken to the fair. The Bethlehem, CT fair had some great garden specimens on display.
There was a cow milking contest, the poultry barn filled with beautiful chickens. The honey bee exhibition with beeswax candles, honey comb and jars of liquid gold. The draft horses competed in a weight pulling contest. Young riders entered the equestrian competitions. A day at the fair ended with a rain shower yet everyone still had a great time.