Today is the opening day of our local fair. I absolutely love the fair!! I love the entries, of course the food, the animals, the contests, and even the smell. The fair does tend to have its own special scent. It must be just a blend of the popcorn, sausages, hamburgers, cotton candy, etc.
Typically my daughters and I all put entries in the fair. But because we were gone last week when all of the entries were due, we don't have anything entered this year. However, one of my daughters does have a 4H entry; and there is one contest that we never pass up without joining in on the fun. That contest would be "The Mayors' Chocolate Contest", which is judged by a number of mayors from our area. We turn our entries in tomorrow morning. Yesterday we purchased fresh ingredients for our various recipes. Even the woman checking us out made a comment on all of the chocolate, butter, and cream that we were buying. So this morning chocolate will take center stage in our kitchen as we begin making three different entries. Stay tuned for photos in the next day or two.