Due to the poor Michigan economy and especially in Detroit, our State Fair, which ran every year since who knows when was discontinued a few years ago. It's too bad but not surprising. When we went a year before they last one, it was pretty sad to see such few people there.
Anyway, some private corporations decided to start a new one and named it the Great Lake State Fair. It was held over Labor Day weekend and on Sunday Rich and I decided to go check it out. It was at a huge expo center in Novi.
One of the first booths we came across was this one:
Trying to keep the city of Detroit from selling the fairgrounds. I think they're hoping that some day the fair will be held there again.
Anyway, we enjoyed walking around and seeing the animals. As a born and raised city girl I'm always surprised at how big cows and horses are!
Those Clydesdale horses are humongous, and so beautiful!!
Even the cows are huge!
Pardon the less than quality pictures. Most of them were taken with my cell phone because the batteries died in my camera shortly after we got there. That always seems to happen!
The majority of the pigs were sleeping but this guy was awake and not real happy to have everybody looking at him!
And there's always at least one mama pig and her babies!
There was the usual prize winning fruits and vegetables.
And a bunch of other things they judge like..
Knitting and crocheting.
Even things made with Legos!
This quilt was the most beautiful quilt I've ever seen. It was made up of hundreds of overlapping circles and was so intricately sewed it was amazing! It won at least 4 ribbons! I wish I could have taken a better picture of it.
We enjoyed walking around looking at the animals and different things.
Pretty soon I'm going to have to take a trip to the zoo and show my buddy Sally that I'm not afraid of no bears!
Took the day off today because Rich is having a colonoscopy. No sleeping in though because we have to be there at 6:00 am!