|We drove past The Boston Globe|
|On the freeway heading north but still in Mass.|
|Taking a little break and driving toward Topsfield Fair|
|Trees in this part of Massachusetts are still quite green|
|Still, the stone fences are so charming|
|Homes in this area have lots of pumpkins|
|Heading further north, we begin to get a little color|
We soon saw the traffic for this HUGE fair....luckily, we got a parking spot and we walked in.
|We buy our $12.00 (each) tickets to get into the fair|
|Topsfield Fair, Topsfield, Massachusetts|
|This building had landscaping ideas|
|Every good fair has got to have a prize winning chicken|
|Actually, LOTS of prize-winning chickens|
|and chicken eggs in incubators so we could watch them hatch|
|Once they hatched, they were put under warm lights|
|gotta love those little peeps, huh?|
|There were also snuggling piggies...|
|Now, THIS is a big pumpkin!|
|a 1st place tomato....I just love the 'down-home' parts of a fair!|
|This gal made GORGEOUS rugs!! I took her card and will definitely call her to order one|
The highlight, however, of our side trip to the Topsfield Fair was walking into the Coolidge Building. We heard some amazing voices coming from there and read a sign that said the 'bubs' from Tufts University were going to appear at 5:00 PM- we didn't really want to stay that long, but we heard part of the rehearsal and it was amazing....so we stayed. I have never heard of the Bubs. My youngest daughter, at one time, did have an interest in Tufts University for vet school, but she ended up at Colorado State University instead and just loves it! Anyway....we stayed and were blown away by their talent!!
I'm attaching a link via youtube to one of their performances since I can't upload my own video I took of them at the fair...if you are in New England, look up their concert schedule and go see them. You'll love 'em! Apparently, they were contestants on SING OFF, but I have never seen that show...so this was a huge and wonderful suprise! Enjoy!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gewU78c5jo
We called our innkeeper in Maine and told them we were going to be a bit late, which was fine.....we got a few yummy fair food numbers: a philly cheese steak, gyros.....then we got in our car filled with greasy goodness and songs in our heads......next up: Kennebunk, Maine and the incredible Inn and antiques!