Friday, July 23, 2010

Come to the Fair

It's the peak of summer here in Paso Robles and the California Mid-State Fair, known as "the biggest little fair anywhere" kicked off this week. The community really rallies around all that the fair has to offer supporting all the exhibits in whatever way they can. It has all the classics...carnival, tasty treats, animals, big-name entertainment and the largest art show I have ever seen at a county fair.

mmmm….funnel cake…

A special preview party is held the night before the fair opens inviting the artist who entered a chance to get a sneak peek at the show and award winners. Included in the show are hundreds of photos that are entered in the various categories from children, amateurs and professionals within the county.

Photo collage

I am excited to announce I was among this year's award winners in the professional categories receiving a 2nd Place award in the "Fair Theme (Endless Summer Fun) division with On a Day Like Today and a 3rd Place award in the "landscape" division with The Promise.

On a day On a Day Like Today-photograph

the promise awardThe Promise-photograph

More snapshot from the fair…

County fair collage

Can’t make it to California right now? Here are some fun finds inspired by all things carnival…

County fair finds
1.  Suzanne Aunan Gallery 2. Jennifer Dickerson Photography 3. BeckyM 
4. Sew Many Quilt Books 5. My Selvaged Life 6. Kc Soaps N More 
7. Mimi Kirchner 8. Wandering Whimsies 9. Bovine Bubbles 
10. The Fancy Lamb 11. Dawn Correspondence


  1. WOW, Sarah, congrats on your awards! Totally deserving! :) Looks like tons of fun, I wish I could be there! Until then though, I will enjoy your lovely photos and fun Etsy fair finds! Thanks, Missy :)

  2. Thanks you! What a beautiful post!

  3. congrats! I'm so jealous as I didn't win for my entries last year, lol!! Thanks for featuring my print, I love the choices you made.

  4. Amanda we would have a BLAST at the fair!

    Thanks for stopping by Mimi.

    Jennifer that is shocking your entries didn't win~I'm a fan none the less.

  5. congrats on the great shots Sarah! The fair looks like such fun. WIsh I could be there. Thanks for the mention of my jam!

  6. Congrats on your wins, Sarah! Much deserved. :)

  7. Congratulations on your well-deserved wins, Sarah! Gorgeous photos--I particularly like the one of the pier. And I can practically taste that funnel cake!

  8. You are so sweet Cara, Robin and Karen.
    I haven't entered for a couple of years and this was my first year in the Pro category so I'm feeling fairly proud.

  9. Sarah, Congrats on your awards! Love your snapshots from the fair! And thanks for including Oscar in your wonderful Etsy carnival finds!



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