Sunday, October 19, 2008

Big Weekend





Each year Fulton County celebrates the arrival of fall with the Fulton Fall Folk Festival. It begins on a Thursday, continues Friday, Saturday, & wraps up on Sunday. Our tiny county bursts at the seams with crafters, fleamarketers, food, & TRACTORS (Lots of them!). Saturday morning begins with a parade with county bands, a few floats, & TRACTORS. This parade lasts about 2 hours. The street is packed with people. Locals find a spot & mark it the evening before to get a good seat. Andy assists the local fire police with traffic control so I enjoyed this event with Mady & Trinity - we let their mom & Dad attend too. We then took a tour of the fairgrounds, just one of the food, craft, & flea spots. It's also where the TRACTORS are shown. Later that evening two of my sons, Trinity & I attended the TRACTOR pull. A friend of Caleb's pulls & is pretty good at it. He got a first place in his class. Pretty interesting, the steam engines put on a beautiful show with sparks flying (grounds lights off to highlight the sparks). This was the only day I took part in any of the events. It began at 10:00 with the parade & ended at 11:30 last evening with a couple more TRACTORS to go. Very tiring, especially for a homebody like me. Also was quite cold. Of course my camera went along & I got to take some shots with Andy's new DSLR. I plan to share a variety of images this week. Today will start with a steam engine shot from the parade, Mady & Trinity bundled up till the sun warmed us a little, & the loot they gathered during the parade.

1 comment:

Salty said...

Jean, I sure do like that shot of the steam engine! B&W is perfect!!!