The Lincoln County Fair and so much more!
This weekend is the Lincoln County Fair. And yes there are other things going on over the weekend in the valley. There is the BullThing at the rodeo grounds on Saturday August 27 starting at 8:00pm. And afterwards there is the Bull Bash at Abayance Bay. Trappers is having music as well. Sunflower Moose is having a fabulous sale you won't want to miss. But really the fair is what should catch your attention in the morning whether its Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Mornings are ideal to walk through the livestock barns and see all the well-groomed 4H animals enjoying breakfast. Or stop by one of the food booths where there aren't long lines that time of day to get a breakfast burrito or biscuits and gravy. In the morning, the weather is cool, the grass still has a bit of dew on it and there are plenty of places to sit with your cup of coffee as you watch the fair unfold.
You can walk through the buildings and not be caught up in crowds so you can leisurely look at all the booths. There is Interbel's where they always have drawings (and neat prizes) or the lovely display the Creative Arts Center puts up annually. You can admire the art and crafts entered by all the talented folks we have in the valley without having to stand on tiptoes to see over the heads of those in front of you. And because it is morning and you have plenty of time, you can amble over to the Community Garden which is right next to the fair grounds to see what an amazing year they have had. If you have questions about any of the vegetables or plants, stop by the building where the vegetables are being judged to talk with Jim Finley. Yes, morning is definitely a good time to go to the fair. In fact it might be so nice that you end up staying all day. See you there.
About the Author: Rita Collins. I am a believer in the power of community and for now I call the Tobacco Valley home. I have lived in nine states and three counties and this community here amazes me - how people reach out to neighbors and even travelers. I've never lived in a place that demonstrates people caring for each other so well. And I've never lived in a place that has such a high percentage of talented musicians and artists. I work with the the Sunburst Community Service Foundation, a nonprofit that began in Eureka twenty years ago and now serves numerous communities in western Montana. And I just started a new business, St. Rita's Amazing Traveling Bookstore and Textual Apothecary. I never could have imagined life being this exciting in my sixth decade.