Sunday, 26 August 2012

A Day at the Fair

Here in Lotusland, August is the time for the agricultural fair.  It started as a 4H agricultural/food event: lots of farm animals, domestic arts, horticulture, bee-keeping.  In its heyday there were buildings for fine arts, sports, home and garden, armed forces and shopping.

It has diminished to a shade of its former self but there are still a few interesting things to see. Like this antique underwater bomb disposal suit:

And what's a visit to the fair without those fabulous mini-doughnuts?

I used to love watching them come off
the production line when I was a little kid

As some of you may know, I'm a bit of a geek; I like science fiction, fantasy and historical novels, so, when it came time for the annual fair,  complete with Star Trek exhibit, it was a must-attend for me. 

It was a no-photos allowed display - there were lots of costumes, models and props from the various Star Trek movies and series.  The most interesting thing for me was the timeline; it placed each of the series and movies in chronological order (not in real time, but according to when it takes place in the story).

They did have some photo-opp sets which we took part in; here they are in all their geeky glory.  This bridge is from the original series:
Big J and I ... boldly going where no man has gone before

This bridge is from my favourite series, Star Trek - The Next Generation:

Make It So!
And here is the transporter room:
Energize !

There was a little gift shop at the exit; I succumbed and bought a few buttons with Star Trek quotes.  I was actually looking for Bajoran earrings in the shop or maybe a uniform top, but they didn't have any. 

We also bought some tickets for the Prize Home.  It wasn't as nice as previous prize homes; it was more a vacation style 2nd home than a regular home.  You can go on a virtual tour or check out the photos.  (link will probably die in a few months time, so check it out now). 

I wore:
red check smock ... Faded Glory
ivory s/s cardigan ... Bitten
khaki capris ... Jones & Co
runners ... ???
messenger bag ... desigual
woven tote ... old navy


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  1. I love the transporter photo. Wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a Liebster award at Rags today.

    1. Hey Terri! Thought you were taking a break?!? Thanks for thinking of me! I'm on my way to check out the details!

  2. I can see that the deep-sea diver was intrigued by you bright, cheery smile and plaid top. Nice pics of your fair visit. It was fun to see some of what you did.

    1. Hi Sandi! Thanks! We quite enjoyed wandering around all the booths.

  3. My husband would have loved to visit the Star Trek exhibit! And I wouldn't have been able to drag him out of there for hours! It looks like a lot of fun!

    1. It was the same for us but reversed, I could've stayed much longer but my husband is not really a fan.