Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Welcome to the Fair Parade

As I mentioned before, this is County Fair weekend.  Our first involvement with the fair this week is the creation of our float for the parade.  Note that we have a bench that has a quilt draped over it.  It's kind of hard to see the wire framing on the wagon, but it's meant to be a buckboard of sorts.  We have bales of hay and various colorful plants and what nots.  Our plan was to look like an old fashioned fair entry and we won a blue ribbon in our category.  Those who rode on the parade wore coveralls and boots to complete the look.

Every parade needs a band, and we had two marching bands and a band that rode on their float.

This float was especially colorful from the local grocery store chain, HEB.  They really put a lot of work into this one.

How about the Watermelon Queen and her court??  Really?

In Texas, you have to have the cowboys and their horses, ten gallon hats are part of the show.
I thought this pirate ship idea was pretty unique.  It's a float from a bar.

I should explain that the parade goes down one side of the street, then turns around and comes back up the street on the other side.  That's why you see a float with a bunch of high school football players and cheerleaders behind this Shotgun Weddings float (or pickup truck, actually).  Pretty cute.

As we were getting ready to leave, grandson Carson suggested that we had to go to Mr. Gatti's Pizza, so he could play the games to get the points he still needed to earn a football. With the funding we have done on his game card, Grandpa and I decided it would have been cheaper to buy the football outright.  But I guess it wouldn't have been nearly so much fun.  He has discovered which games produce the most points.

We went out to the fair for a while, but it was really very hot.  I love to go visit the animals. Watch for an upcoming blog on the animals. ;-)

Linking up with Josie 2 Shoes for the words "bench" and "leave".  Thanks for hosting!

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