Thursday, October 22, 2009

Washington Parish Fair - Part 1

This week we ventured out to the Washington Parish Fair. It was a beautiful day & the kids had a great time.
Here are a few scenery pictures...

Many of the older homes decorate for the fall fair & contest.

In October, when skies are bluer and the air is crisp with Fall’s first touch, the enthusiastic crowds, larger than ever, once again flow through the front entrance into our beautiful fair grounds to enjoy the spectacle of the Washington Parish Free Fair.
Since its humble beginning in 1911 in a local livery stable, this county/parish fair has steadily grown bigger and better each successive year. Today, based upon attendance records, it is believed to be the largest county/parish free fair in the USA. It is the second oldest Parish Fair in Louisiana.
 You can read more about the fair here.

An old cabin in Mile Branch Settlement

One of many covered wagons in the parade


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