Thursday morning, packing up the van. It was a great start to the trip.
Friday, after dropping off our yarn for the skein contest, we stopped at Michael's and bought some visors and the stuff to decorate. We found some cute sheep stickers and letters to spell out our Ravelry names.
Finally, after waiting a whole year, we were back again!
These pictures were taken on Sunday but Saturday was packed with people. There is a HUGE field next to the fair grounds that covers probably 6 acres of land. The field was completely filled and cars were parked across the street in the overflow parking. I have never seen so many people at the Festival before. I'm curious to find out just how many people were there on Saturday.
They used tractors and wagons to cart people from the parking lot to the Festival.
We passed a fair goer who had purchased this amazing felted horse head puppet. Someone did some incredible work on this piece.
We had a great time camping. Friday night we kept getting molested by this butterfly. Anyone who was still in the sun was a potential landing spot. He hung out on Rhonda's head for a while. And my head, my shoulder, the chair Rhonda's sitting in. It was a welcome change from mosquitos.
We had great weather with the notable exception of Thursday night. Starting about 9:00 and lasting at least until midnight, we experienced the biggest thunderstorm I have ever be in the middle of. It was LOUD! And when the heavens finally opened up, the downpour was impressive. Happily, my tent didn't leak a single drop. I highly recommend Eureka! tents.
This was the packing portion of Monday. Sheri managed to get everything you see, and a few things not in the picture, all into the van and still left Rhonda with a clear sightline. Sheri is the master packer!
We had a really good time this year. My yarn did pretty well in the skein contest (although I didn't win for the best spindle-spun skein, which proves that I'm NOT the only person entering spindle-spun yarn), I bought a rigid-heddle loom, a couple of spindles and some spinning fiber. I'll have more pictures later this week.