Monday, October 6, 2008

Opening Night

It's opening night for the Lions' Club Central Alabama Fair!
The fairgrounds open shortly after 5 p.m. at the old armory on Dallas Avenue. There will be the usual midway rides, popcorn and cotton candy, and don't forget to eat the ever popular Kozy Dawgs. You know that your name will be called until you head over to the Civitan booth!
My favorite part of the fair is the exhibits. Local talent really shines through the art, photography, canning, cakes, cookies and crafts.
For entertainment, tonight the Back in Time music group from the Talladega School for the Blind will perform at the pavilion at 6:30 p.m.

(The photo above was taken in the exhibit hall last year.)

Check out the article about a few of the butterfly artists in today's Selma Times Journal.

13 comments:

dot said...

I haven't been to a fair in years. Maybe I should.

Virginia said...

I hope you bought me a homemade pound cake!

Tanya said...

Is a Kozy Dawg the same as a corn dog? I want a funnel cake!

PJ said...

Every where I go I see the signs of carnivals and fairs. It's that time of year!
I tried to meet up with Virginia in Birmingham yesterday but it was not to be. I was thinking afterwards that all us Southern bloggers should convene somewhere like Birmingham and have a meet up. I think it would be so much fun.

Rambling Round said...

Thanks for y'all's comments.
Oh yes, Dot, you are due for a trip to the fair!

Virginia, these cakes aren't for sale. They're judged, and the winners get ribbons and money! I did buy a sour cream pound cake at the flea market last week, but it is gone now.

Tanya, You got it! Kozy Dawgs are corn dogs. The Civitan Club has that booth every year and raises money toward Jr. Miss and other projects.

PJ, we'll all have to figure out when we can get together for a "Southern Bloggers Convention!"

Ms. Hays said...

Oh, I agree w/ Tanya, a funnel cake sounds sooo good right now! YUM!

Jilly said...

Love the colours in this photograph. Just crying out autumn - so many marvels here.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Lucky YOU! I missed my local fair last weekend because I had so many other obligations. Seeing your post makes me want to kick myself for not planning my time better. ;-)

Jim said...

I love going to the fair. I thing the one in Dallas is to big though.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

Alabama - Dallas - where really are you?? :)
Have a great time!

Rambling Round said...

Andrew, I guess that does get confusing, huh? Jim is near Dallas, Texas, and I am in Selma, Dallas County, Alabama. Dallas Avenue is one of the main roads in Selma. :)BTW, U.S. Highway 80 runs straight through both Selma, Alabama and Terrell, Texas!

Halcyon said...

I was planning on going to the state fair tonight, but it's raining now. I guess we'll wait and see.

Halcyon said...

PS: Please include me in the southern blog conference! :D Would love to meet up with some of my online friends.