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11 March 2014

Old Fashioned County Fair Series - Part 1

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!

Etsy Shop: AnnesAccumulations

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Etsy Shop: BlueMoonAttic

Etsy Shop: MamabirdsVintage

Etsy Shop: KarensChicNShabby

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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You can find all of the great vintage items highlighted in this article on Etsy - all brought to you by teammates of the V2 Team!

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


Tanjla said...

This brings back such great memories. I particularly remember the cow made entirely of butter (born in Iowa) and the Taffy machine!

Renee Tielkemeier said...

Oh Yum! Now I am in the mood to bake - great article :)

Mary Weaver said...

I Love this blog!
It's so fun to read all about the past fun times. Cherish the past.

NeverTooOld said...

An absolutely befitting post that lends to warmer weather and the fun of summertime. Yes, the smells of the country/county fair! You ladies are doing such wonderful post layouts and write-ups! Keep 'er goin!

Blue Moon Attic said...

This brought back so many great memories. Thank you for reminding me of the fun times at the fair and for sharing these wonderful vintage items, Denise!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful memories and I love vintage bakeware!

Debbie FreeLiving

Angela Spiess said...

This post makes me so happy ... brings back a ton of wonderful Summertime memories! Thank you!

arvag said...

miamm ! Love it too ! :)