A fond memory growing up is that at the end of the harvest season you could always count on the county fair coming up! I’ll bet this is a fond memory for many of us. I think the smells of being in the fairgrounds stick with you the most. Upon first walking through the gates you smell the sawdust and straw underfoot. The further you go into the midst of it all, a strong whiff of cotton candy, popcorn and candy apples gets your tummy growling. Of course there were all the sounds going on in the background of people laughing, children squealing in delight from one ride or the other, and the “barkers” trying to get you to come play a shooting game. But the “good” smells bring back the best memories of the fair.
Most of the ladies always wanted to go into the buildings for all of the food contests. Oh, that was heaven, stepping into those buildings with all the different smells of fruit pies, cakes and candies hitting you all at once! Yum! Homemade apple pie, blueberry pie, pecan pie, oh the list goes on and on!
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You could stroll through the aisles and aisles of all manner of sweets items. Your mouth would be watering at each homemade cake you saw all the way! Oh, that delicious chocolate cake, just like Granny use to make - or the sweetest Strawberry cake - and don’t forget that made from scratch pound cake!
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Recipes for all homemade cakes & pies in this article can be found on the Vintage Vertigo Eats button at the top left of this page.
On our next visit to the old fashioned county fair, we’ll relive more wonderful memories of this special time when we travel through the home canned goods contest building.
The author of this blog post is Denise from the etsy shop CountryMiniatures