Come August in most small towns across the USA there's usually a Festival or two being held that is named after a local product or crop that is grown. Here in northern Wisconsin we have Dairy Days, the Rutabaga Festival, and the one on which I am about to take you along......., the Alfalfa Fest! Located smack dab in the middle of farming country and held on a farm named Sunnyfields Farms located near the Hay River..... no kidding! Driving through winding back roads with our two pups in tow we parked along side the barn and headed to the open space all set up with tents and plenty of activities geared for kids and oldsters alike! A few photos might help you get the flavor of what it was like! Oh.... and you may want to dig out a couple of bucks to throw down on the
Chicken Poop Bingo game !
The minute we hopped out of our car a group of kids came running towards us wanting to pet the dogs! The rest of the day we had to stop as older people as well as every kid wanted us to stop so they could pet them! Gosh maybe we should have set up a petting booth!
A familiar sight and almost iconic in this area... an old Allis- Chalmers WD-45 tractor.... we had one on our farm when I was a kid and my Grandpa worked as a welder in Milwaukee WI at the company where they were made. And here come the horses and buggy...... how about a ride?
Over the Hay River and through the corn fields! And what's an Alfalfa Fest without a hay ride! The Allis will do the honors pulling the hay wagon later!
Dave captures a few shots for the newspaper! The guy just never quits working! LOL!
Misty and Belle all decked out in their horse finery!
How about a little massage after that horse and buggy ride!
Surrounded by cornfields and fresh country air! What could be more relaxing!!
These lovely ladies were the volunteer dishwashers! Probably in need of a massage after washing hundreds of plates and silverware. They are part of an environmental group taking responsible measures making sure no plastic plates or utensils are being used to create waste and garbage for our environment! How neat is that! Good job Hay River Initiative Group!!
The very young and a few older ones enjoying the days festivities!
Do you still have your money ready for the Chicken Poop Bingo game?
The object here is to buy a number on the board and hope the chicken decides your number is the one she likes to drop a little poop on! Oh yeah! The designated watchers for the much anticipated poop had quite the tedious job as the chicken seemed not too interested in pooping in front of the crowd today!
This little guy had his number all picked out! Now if the darn chicken would just cooperate!
Everybody could go home happy!
Hope you enjoyed the Alfalfa Fest!