I could spend hours in the pavilion at our local show. The others leave me to wander through happily while they go to find their own bliss. (Rides and ice-cream, of course!) All the homegrown fruits and vegetables, baking, crafts, paintings, photographs and flowers displayed on trestle tables, prize ribbons adorning some but not most, are just so inspiring to me. Here are some of the interesting entries that I found in the pavilion at my local show this year:
A prize winning, knobbly pumpkin.
A spiralling rug knitted from material reclaimed from old T-shirts.
Wedges of delicious shortbread ... I think the judges must have sampled a few!
Lovely colours in pretty crochet work.
A little circle of ripe red cherry tomatoes.
Jars of lemon and passionfruit butters. Mmm!
A sweet little handmade doll.
A cushion made from repurposed denim. Complete with pocket!
A juicy homegrown grapefruit.
Vibrant crewel embroidery work.
Gorgeous and fragrant blooms in their individual "vases".
There are so many talented people who live in our community! I always leave with a lots of ideas of what I'd like to grow or make or cook or learn.
Do you go along to your local community's annual show or fair too?