We parked over by the old jail and I'd been meaning to get some photos of it for some time. Thankfully, I remembered to bring my camera so you all could see it. Check out the thickness of the walls! As Jerry said, it would take a long time to dig out with a spoon!
Here are a couple of views of the streets and the festival:
The first thing that we saw after the old jail was the Tractor Exhibit. Personally, I think old tractors are cool, even cooler than old cars. In Kentucky, many of the old tractors are lovingly restored to nearly new condition, in many cases, after 75 or more years of service!
This is an old Allis Chalmers, with the new courthouse behind it.
There are a couple of humongous Magnolia trees in the courtyard square, and I noted that the seed pods were dropping the bright red seeds. If anyone wants some of these, Jerry gathered up a few and I'll mail you some.
There was a booth or two that made some really interesting things out of gourds. One guy made designs on it, sort of like carving. I missed that photo. But I did get one that someone did of a flamingo:
There were lots of booths selling food. I bought some oatmeal and cranberry cookies that were quite good and very chewy. They had lemonade, breads, honey, apples, you name it. There were several trailers that were selling barbecue and pork shoulder which is VERY GOOD. There was something called ribbon potatoes where they are cut in a long ribbon, deep fried and then they put bacon, cheese and sour cream on it. It looked so yummy but I was good. Then I saw these signs:
Lastly, I got some photos of the historical markers that were around the square:
Anyway, it was a fun couple of hours looking around the Festival. I hope you enjoyed coming along, too. My next blog will be about Wrangler Camp and camping with horses. I did that this week, too, and had a very good time!