The Fair

23 02 2016

Back in November, I spent an afternoon/evening at the Jacksonville Fair. So much to see! Finally uploaded my photos…procrastinating as always.

This sleepy little guy, just hatched, was one of my favorites:

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He’s going to have a companion soon….

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I always go to the animal area first, because I love seeing the baby pigs! They’re so playful:

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Next we went to the Exhibition Hall, where they have…exhibits, obviously; a large plant sale (where I bought a cute kalamancha – no pictures yet); and this year, an interactive butterfly area.

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They asked for donations outside, which we were happy to contribute to. Then you go into this enclosed, netted area full of butterflies and plants. They invite you to take a sponge brush that’s been dipped in some kind of nectar or sugar water and “feed” the butterflies.

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First you hold the brush near a butterfly, seeing if it’s hungry. If so, it’ll wander onto the brush and you can carry it around for a bit – gently, of course.

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Very cute to see kids enjoying this! Next we went outside to catch a show from Robinson’s Racing Pigs (so cute!)

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Unfortunately, my view was of the back ends, but still cute. The best part was the swimming:

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Up they go…. they race across…and then: a shake to dry:

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They’re rewarded with crushed oreos. 🙂

When night fell, I got some shots of the rides:

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Definitely a good time!

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