Summer is coming to an end, the harvest and livestock are coming in, and state fairs all over
the United States are popping up. New Mexico’s started this last week.
Farmers, young and old parade their livestock hoping to capture that blue ribbon.
We watch the youngest future farmers wrestle with their entries,
hoping their duck, chicken, or rabbit will also claim the top prize.
Whose sheep will have the best wool for some happy knitter?
Fair goers will grab an ice cream in the dairy section and wander through
endless displays of the biggest pumpkin and the best-made cake.
Then, it’s time to watch local performers and listen to music;
after the shows, it’s back to judge the best pies in the state,
the best chile, and the prettiest quilts made from expert hands to the little beginners.
As the sun begins to set, lights from the carnival beckon us to laugh into the night.
Sweethearts hold hands as they looked into the stars from the top of the Ferris wheel.
Roasted peanuts, cotton candy, and ice cream
waft through the night air along with the sounds of delight.
State fairs are about home and pride in the family name,
and the hard work many of our neighbors toil throughout the year.
Friends gather, maybe friends that don’t get to visit but once a year,
but the time doesn’t weaken the bond; friends pick up right where the conversation left off.
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