It's county Fair time in New England. Lava Report

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Spinalcracker, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. Spinalcracker

    Spinalcracker former redriderofma

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    Any of you from New England know this time of year is Fair time. From the small town fair to the county fair to the Big E ( Eastern States Exposition).

    I personally really enjoy the smaller fairs. I know some of the people, the food is home cooked and some of the contest are for nothing more than bragging rights.

    I'm hoping to get to more of these on Lava and post up some other reports.

    The Littleville Fair​
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    The big contest of the day was the ox pull.
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    The crowd in the grandstands for the ox pulling.
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    Husband and wife teams.
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    Here is a video of the pull
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    The cow judging contest. Some the the cows need a lot of coaxing.
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    A blue ribbon:clap
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    The smaller guys had their contest too.
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    This guy was in charge.
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    This guy had the best doo.
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    There were vender there too.
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    Arts and crafts
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    Hot tubs
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    Farm equipment
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    After looking at al the livestock I was getting hungry.:lol3

    Everything was home made. I know some of the ladies running the kitchen and they were cooking all week to get ready.
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    "Yes dear what would you like? Ok I'll get that for you. Peppers and onions and cheese ok? Something to drink? OK hun that will be $6. Thanks love have a great day"
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    Lava was the only bike there.
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    I wonder how she would do pulling 8000 lbs:huh
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    After I left I was headed to Heath for the Yankee Beemers Rally just for the day.

    I found some nice dirt roads.
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    Ha they only have one horse power:rofl
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    Always have to stop to smell the flowers.
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    More fairs this weekend :clap


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  2. GB

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    Nice ride!! Love those lights on your bike too..

    Moved to Day Trippin' :thumb
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  3. Hulked Up

    Hulked Up Been here awhile

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    Nice! I get excited when this time of year approaches. Cummington Fair this weekend, Vermont State Fair on 9/3, Franklin County Fair starts 9/9, Big E starts 9/17, Peru, VT on 9/25, lots to do this fall.
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  4. Ridin Dirty

    Ridin Dirty What day is it?

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    Don't forget the Blandford Fair! Usually Labor Day weekend.
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  5. sailer

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    good for you, that looked like a nice day. i wish i had time you run up to one of those small town/coutry fairs. a perfect day trip ride, i should find time to do that. did you just come across that on your ride? or was it a planned to visted/
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  6. TK-LA

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    The autumn season is when I miss New England the most, so thanks a heap for giving me more reasons to miss it....jerk. l:rofl
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  7. hrolf

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    Nice.

    I'll be up at the Topsfield Fair wearing my Blacksmith hat. Y'all stop by and say hi to the apprentice (me) or my boss. See demos! Take classes! Bash Stuff Wif Hammah!
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  8. Spinalcracker

    Spinalcracker former redriderofma

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    Thanks GB

    I'll post some more picts of the lights soon.



    I'm going to Cummington Sunday. At the Tomato Festival today. Lots to do :clap






    I planed to go to the fair the continue to the Yankee Beemers rally.
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  9. Spinalcracker

    Spinalcracker former redriderofma

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    The Tomato Festival was today in Granby MA. What a beautiful day. Sunny and warm.

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    Funny Sign on the way. I need this for the bathroom door
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    They knew Lava was coming so they set aside reserve parking just for us.:clap
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    Again the only motorbike there.
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    Collection of tractors.
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    Same color as Lava. Maybe a cousin
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    Huge solar array. They said it cost $200,000 and got 90% in grants. Very cool.
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    Holy Tomato :huh I have never seen so many different kinds of maters.
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    Not tomatoes.
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    This guy was making fresh juice. I had carrot apple. OMG:freaky
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    This was intriguing.
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    Don't look if you under 18:rofl
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    Crazy:eek1
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    Garlic hanging in the barn
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    The line for Tomato tasting.
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    Everyone of those stations is a different type of tomato.
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    Gorgeous flower gardens.
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    Herb was there too
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    Roasted corn
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    This is my favorite way to do corn now. Just put it on the grill, husks and all for 15 mins. Brush on olive oil and a little salt and :thumb
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    There were cooking demonstrations.
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    Me and my sweetie enjoying the day. Still can't get her to ride though. Maybe a sidecar.
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    She and her daughter drove there.
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    A great day great food.

    Tomorrow the Cummington Fair. Stay tuned.
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  10. Spinalcracker

    Spinalcracker former redriderofma

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    The Cummington Fair was Sunday. Another bee-u-T-full day!!

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    Few more bikes here. A few panicked looks as they had to ride on gravel and park on grass:lol3
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    Great old cars.
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    Cool old tractors
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    Tracks and skis
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    Cool report! The Blue Hill, Maine Fair is this coming weekend. Will you be there?
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  13. Spinalcracker

    Spinalcracker former redriderofma

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    Thanks

    That is the problem with this time of year there is so much to do. I won't be at the one in Maine.

    This weekend there is the Vermont State Fair in Rutland, Southern Vt Garlic Festival in Bennington

    Bennington Irish Music Festival

    Then in MA there is:
    Spencer, Blandford and the 3 County Fair in Northampton.

    I am leaning towards the Garlic and Irish in Bennington.
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  14. stromper

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    The Woodstock Connecticut Fair is a great compromise between local and big

    It is held EVERY Labor day weekend.

    Attractions from actual calf birthing , pavement gocarts, big midway

    tractors and horses and oxen

    If you can't get to Minnesota than this is the one
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    Spinalcracker former redriderofma

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    Cummington Fair has a good mix of new and old. It has the 4H animal events, the firemen muster, draw horse pulling a midway thats not over done, lumberjack events.

    Lumberjack events are very entertaining to watch.
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    It's amazing how fast they can cut through the wood.
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    The guy on the left has quite a set:eek1
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    Venders

    They would put all different kinds of stuff on the carpet and show you how well the vacuum would could suck everything up." It's amazing."
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    I remember doing this as a kid
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  17. Spinalcracker

    Spinalcracker former redriderofma

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    Fair food is always amazing. Everything fried in oil that is probably months old. full of flavor.

    Mini Donuts are my favorite.
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    You get a whole bag of them with sugar and cinnamon. Nothing better:clap
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    There are several different venders, the Carnies, and then there are the groups that will benefit from your purchase. I like to support the local causes.
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    mmmmmm bacon cheese burger with fresh squeezed lemonade and fresh cut fries.:rayof
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  18. Spinalcracker

    Spinalcracker former redriderofma

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    There was a small Midway there. I don't know about some of those rides, they are looking kind of old.
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  20. Spinalcracker

    Spinalcracker former redriderofma

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    The Draw Horses were cool. There were pulling 12,000 lbs:eek1
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    One of the best spectator events is the Fireman Muster.


    Different teams compete in several events.
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