Tuesday, August 4, 2009

COUNT DOWN

The house has begun to buzz with excitement and anticipation as the Ventura County Fair fast approaches!

Last night we were talking about when we could go for the first time.

Opening Day, Wednesday, August 5th - Can't go. Activity at the church for Young Men and Young Women

Thursday, August 6th - Can't go. Mormon Night at Dodger Stadium (we are going with the Ventura Stake - we missed our own stake's Mormon Night). It's great to have friends from our old ward.

Friday, August 7th - MAYBE. It is date night and it will cost us $$$$$$ to get in.

Saturday, August 8th - Most Definitely. I have entries to take Saturday morning. The whole family usually goes with me to help me out with my cut roses and flower arrangments. We get stamped as we leave so that we can re-enter when the gates open. COSTS NOTHING!!!!! :)

We like going to the concerts and there are a couple really good acts this year. If you are into the 80's - Huey Lewis is playing - we are probably going to go to that.

There are a couple of country acts - we will probably go with a few of our friends who love country.

Saturday, August 15th - Most Definitely. I have entries to take Saturday morning. We will get stamped again. I take flower cuttings from all of the plants in the yard and enter them in the fair.

I also take items to the Ag building during the week. Vegetables; fuits; nuts, etc. Our Quince are the size of large grapefruits. I get a blue ribbon every year for them. They are very pretty this year. The squirels have been eating the guavas and the macademia nuts - so I don't think I will have anything to show this year.

Grapes; apples; oranges and avocados are not ready :(

We always go the last day of the fair - great deals with the Vendors trying to get rid of their inventory.

I can't wait to tell you how everyone did on their pre-fair entries. I am so excited.

2 comments:

shydandelion said...

Sounds like tons of fun! I wish we could tag along! We had a lot of fun going to the farmer's market with you guys, so I can only imagine a county fair would be more so. :)

Katscratchme said...

Fun! I was going to submit a photo at the NM state fair this year... looks like it will have to be Utah next year.