I love my small town - my one traffic light, flour mill in the village, deer walking down Main Street, everyone knows each other (almost) town.
And I love our big annual fair - the Churchville Lions Country Fair - coordinated by our Lions Club but really a community event. I am probably partial - especially since I served as chairperson of this event for three years (...before the Munchkin) - but it is a great small town community event - completed with the tractor parade, mayor flipping hamburgers, pie baking contest, and loads more.
Last year we took the Munchkin. In fact he has been every year since conception. This year, however, he's really started to show a keen interest in everything tractor and farm equipment related, so I am looking forward to seeing his more knowledgeable reaction to the antique tractors, the thrasher and bailer, the rope maker, the antique potato harvester - and more.
Somehow I don't think he will be quietly walking with Daddy and Bob into the sunset over the tractor display - I think we will all be running to catch up.
Just so long as he stays out of the way of the parade...
The fair is this weekend - if you are in the Rochester, NY vicinity and have some free time - stop in! Admission is free, the food is great, and fireworks are Saturday evening.