Woodbury County Fair
1 Aug 2008
|From On-Ur-Wa RV Park – Onawa, Iowa
Today was a lay low type of day. Slept in after all the earlier week activities then caught up on laundry. Earlier we had found a local groomer and made Cody an appointment for this afternoon. We did however have plans for the evening hours.
The county of Woodbury was holding their annual fair in Moville about 50 miles from the RV Park. The rodeo was to be the grandstand event on Friday so we decided to ride over and walk around the fair before the rodeo started.
We saw tractors of all sizes, shapes and ages. Guess in this area where farming is a primary source of income a row of reconditioned classic tractors are enjoyed as much as a row of reconditioned classic cars in another part of the country. There was also an exhibit of large farm equipment some of which we did not know what the purpose was.
One building we entered held the 4-H member exhibits. I would not want to compete with any of these young people. We saw beautiful quilts made by 10 and 12 year old girls. Paintings by 5th graders that were exceptional, refinished furniture by a 15 year old that looked like it was done by someone with years of experience. In every booth we viewed it was evident that this county is home to some very creative and artistic young people. The entry that was most amazing was by a 10 year old boy who had refurbished a 1950 John Deere tractor.
Of course the usual fair attractions such as carnival rides, many booths with food, drinks and those oh so good things like funnel cakes, popcorn, ice cream, cotton candy and the like could be found all over the fairgrounds. You might know, temptation won out as we had to sample some of these concessions.
The rodeo had its usual events, bareback and saddle bronc riding, bull riding, several roping events as well as steer wrestling and barrel racing. It was a very enjoyable evening allowing us to mingle with the people of this vast farmland in Western Iowa and experience a part of this lifestyle for a few short hours.
Join us at the fair with photos of what we saw today.