FAIR: A real country experience


Blue skies over the fair made for some great rights on the Ferris wheel.


Summer bounties were on display in the barns, including colorfully-arranged baskets and some impressively oversized pumpkins and squash.


The Willie Nelson & Friends Tribute plays “Sweet Home Alabama.”


This monstrosity is a pulled pork sundae, topped with a cherry tomato.


Gorgeous horses took the ring to be judged by experienced equestrians.


You don’t realize how large draft horses are until you stand next to them.


Horses get plenty of exercise at the fair’s central track.


The smell of thick motor grease is thick in the air around antique tractors on display.


Photos by Jason Hawk | Civitas Media

Blue skies over the fair made for some great rights on the Ferris wheel.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/08/web1_20160824_172531.jpgBlue skies over the fair made for some great rights on the Ferris wheel.

Summer bounties were on display in the barns, including colorfully-arranged baskets and some impressively oversized pumpkins and squash.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/08/web1_20160824_173040.jpgSummer bounties were on display in the barns, including colorfully-arranged baskets and some impressively oversized pumpkins and squash.

The Willie Nelson & Friends Tribute plays “Sweet Home Alabama.”
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/08/web1_20160824_173631.jpgThe Willie Nelson & Friends Tribute plays “Sweet Home Alabama.”

This monstrosity is a pulled pork sundae, topped with a cherry tomato.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/08/web1_20160824_175250.jpgThis monstrosity is a pulled pork sundae, topped with a cherry tomato.

Gorgeous horses took the ring to be judged by experienced equestrians.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/08/web1_DSC_3748.jpgGorgeous horses took the ring to be judged by experienced equestrians.

You don’t realize how large draft horses are until you stand next to them.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/08/web1_DSC_3753.jpgYou don’t realize how large draft horses are until you stand next to them.

Horses get plenty of exercise at the fair’s central track.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/08/web1_DSC_3772.jpgHorses get plenty of exercise at the fair’s central track.

The smell of thick motor grease is thick in the air around antique tractors on display.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/08/web1_DSC_3818.jpgThe smell of thick motor grease is thick in the air around antique tractors on display.