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The (appropriately named!) Parakeet Encounter
from Bar C Ranch in Berryville was a HUGE hit!
And the Bar C Ranch Camel Rides were a
kids' favorite, even the educational part! :-)
Another thrill was being just about 25 feet away from Tim Dyson and Graham Bliss from TimDysonFMC as they totally wowed the crowd with incredible demonstrations of freestyle motocross!
Monster Trucks and Freestyle Motocross
In addition to Tim and Graham, the other stars of the Saturday night show were the amazing Monster Trucks, typically the fair's biggest draw. These guys were out in full force with all the sound and fury you can imagine. The EPIC show was done by Team XDP aka SmokinMonster.com. (And YES, I totally photoshopped this YouTube thumbnail to include the trucks and the bikes. GUILTY! :-)
After the Monster Trucks and Motorcycles were put away (to cool down!) Merle Haggard's oldest son Marty Haggard played an incredible show with the Shenandoah Jamboree Band and it was just amazing! He's a class act. (And don't tell him I said this but he looks and sounds just like a younger version of his dad! Although that's probably the nicest compliment he could hear. So I guess it's okay to tell him.)
Here is a clip of Marty Haggard talking about his dad. (After having some good-natured fun with me first!)
Best of all, I got my first ever parakeet selfie!
And I even got one with Eli! (This photo was taken just moments before I tragically lost my right hand. JUST KIDDING!! Eli was awesome! :-)
It was great to hang out in the mud and dirt with fellow photographer Chris Renner who did a great job of getting some amazing photos of this year's fair!
Kudos and MANY THANKS to the Warren County Fair Association for letting me get to witness one of the best fairs in the country year after year!