Friday, August 28, 2009

County Fairs

The end of summer in Lancaster County means that it's fair season. I absolutely love these county fairs. Not for the rides or food but for the animals!
Here are a few photos from the Elizabethtown Fair last night. The E-town Fair has hands down the best petting zoo. The have a large fenced in area that must have 15 sheep and goats and 5 new born calves to pet. They also have alpacas, a chick hatchery and a carpeted table that is full of young bunnies for the kids to pet, hold and brush.
If you want to go to a fair in PA this summer/fall, check out this website!

The curious blue eyes of a LaMancha goat.

Vintage John Deere tractor.

Adorable lop eared bunny.

Alpacas & llamas always look like they want to bite your head off.

I love these two cows. I may have to paint them some day!

Two beautiful calves looking for some milk.


Gail H. Ragsdale said...

I miss country fairs!! Ours in this area are awful-thank you for posting such wonderful photos!

Kathleen Coy said...

My favorite part about fairs are the animals too. Wonderful pics, Jen. And I think you're right about having to paint those cows! :-)

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Your photography and painting skills are amazing Jen!! Thank you as always for sharing! Now go paint those cows!

Meghann LittleStudio said...

I love our country fairs, the animals are so great (even if the hired bands aren't!)
I thought the alpaca was kind of funny - sort of that one eyed wink and flirty "Heyyyyyyyy!"
Have a great weekend!

Bonnie Story said...

Wow, great eyes on the goat, set off nicely by the blue backdrop! I must say, I saw very similar eyes on a cuttlefish!!! It's too funny!!

marcia furman said...

AH! Those goat eyes are SO awesome yet freak me out at the same time!!! :D
fun pix!

Dreamspirations Gallery said...

LOL! Loooove the Goat! Fabulous photos!

Jennifer Rose said...

I miss going to fairs, not many around here sadly :( those little calves are really cute :D

WillOaks Studio said...

I just love fairs too...around here, it's 4H that has the animals. Love your photos and those speckled cows are just wonderful--YES you should paint them!!

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

Those little calves in the last pic are just too precious! When we go to our county fair the first place I always head is to the barn to check out all the animals. But then I want to take them all home... :)

Kelly said...

LOVED this post....and the previous. Cows are just so adorable, and the excitement of the fair shows in the photos.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

County fairs are the best!!! love the picture of the carousel horses. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.
♥, Susan

Lisa said...

I love your pictures, they are great and you've captured the personalities of the animals so well. Never been to the E-Town fair ~ we always go to the York Fair. You should consider entering some of your art!