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West Lampeter Fair - Lancaster County's Fair Season
We spent the evening yesterday at the West Lampeter Fair, just south of Lancaster City and near Strasburg, PA. The fair was packed and the weather was great - although the night before was quite rainy I heard.
Our boys had a great time watching the tractor pulls (yup, it's a country thing), petting the animals and playing in a "hay maze" which looked quite challenging (I wisely watched from the sidelines on that one). We had dinner at the Lampeter Fire Company building, the proceeds going to the volunteer department.
The fairs in Lancaster County, PA are all about the tractors! Tractors, tractors, tractors. They make a fun subject to photograph...
There was lots of funnel cake and events to watch while eating it. One highlight of the night was the pig-catching contest, where groups of kids are let loose in the rodeo ring to attempt to grab 2 or 3 squealing piglets. One catch - their hands are greased and so is the pig! Fun to watch.
We ran into a lot of our Lancaster County neighbors- that's one of the things I really like about living here. This county never feels that big. The kids, of course, get tired ... more
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