Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Livestock at the Fair

Do you remember the folk song (or children song) Animal Fair? 
We're going to the animal fair.
The birds and beasts were there.
The big baboon by the light of the moon
was combing his auburn hair.
That's the first verse of the version I know, which according to Wikipedia was first sung in 1898 by American sailors. I'll probably hum that tune on Saturday as the Husband and I take the free shuttle to the San Benito County Fair. Alas, there shan't be any baboons, but domestic birds and beasts shall be there.

The San Benito County Fair is this weekend at Bolado Park: Friday, October 3 (10 a.m. to 10 p.m.), Saturday, October 4 (10 a.m. to 10 p.m.), and Sunday, October 5 (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) The San Benito County Express will offer a free shuttle from San Juan Bautista and Hollister on all three days. Click here for the shuttle schedule.

The cows, pigs, goats, chickens, and rabbits are all raised by members of the various 4-H clubs in San Benito County, as well as high school students who belong to the Future Farmers of America (FFA). Every year, the youth sell their cows, pigs, and goats at the Junior Livestock Auction which is held at the fair. This year, it's on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m.

Today is Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC Wednesday. That's where I'm hanging out, checking other letter L posts by  bloggers from around the world. You can join me by clicking here.

By the way, I'm featuring the county fair this whole week. Here are Monday's post and Tuesday's post. Swing back tomorrow if you can.


  1. I love going to the county fairs..I was just at one a week or so ago. I saw cows and pigs and that was about it. I see that cute hog peeking through the fence in the bottom pic!

    1. It took living in the city for years to change the way I felt about county fairs. I appreciated them more and when I began entering stuff, the appreciation grew.

  2. Oh, I've never been to (or don't have these animal fair here in my area) to these fairs. So cute and must be fun to get in touch with animals ♡♡♡

    PS, Thank you very much for your sweet comment. The higan-flower doesn't have aroma, but their red flowers are really beautiful in this season here :-)
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

    1. I think you would enjoy going to a county fair. Hope you get the chance one day. :-)

  3. I go to the county fair in our area fairly frequently.


  4. I love going to county fairs....just for this reason....the livestock!!!


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