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