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Monday, November 4, 2013

Small Town Festival



It comes as no surprise that Halloween is celebrated big time around here.  After all, we live in Transylvania County.


Our newspaper features this heading on October 31.

 
 
 
Halloweenfest is the second most popular festival in Brevard.  Food and craft vendors line the streets and music fills the air.  There are costume contests, cooking contests, fiddling contests, bouncing houses, festival food, and fun for all ages.  The weather was perfect this year.
 
One big event is the pumpkin roll down jailhouse hill.  (Never mind that the jail is no longer located there...it will always be jailhouse hill.)  The children line up in waves according to age and roll the pumpkins, hoping to miss the barriers and make it to the end.
 
I love the looks on their faces as they let the pumpkins go.

 
 
 
White squirrels abound, including this white squirrel witch.

 
 
Putting greens provided some challenges for the little ones.  With adult-sized clubs, they tried to hit the holes.  One little princess decided the challenge was too great.  She picked up her golf ball and placed it next to the hole.
 
No doubt a golfer in the making.

 
 
I loved this little toddler cow.  Even in public places, I always ask permission to photograph a child.  The mother said, "fine."
 

Isn't she adorable?

 
 
She started running toward me giggling all the while.  As soon as I snapped the second picture, she was grabbing my knees and hugging me, yelling "Up! Up!"  Her mother ran after her laughing, "She knows a friendly face when she sees one."
 
 

I seem to attract dogs and little children.  My husband says that if I could attract money as easily, we would be rich.  I told him that when dogs and little children run to you then you are already rich.

Many of you will have the opportunity to perform your most important civic duty tomorrow.  Get informed.  And VOTE.  Even if it's a choice between the lesser of two evils.



10 comments:

Ms. A said...

That little cow is totally adorable!!!

Arkansas Patti said...

That friendly Holstein is precious. "when dogs and little children run to you then you are already rich". Yes you are.

Lise said...

Looks like a fun time. I think your husband is funny, and you are wise:)

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I must agree EST is my much preferred time, it is after all, the natural way of things. Loved your quote by a wise person:)

KGMom said...

I completely agree with you--little children and dogs--you are indeed rich!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Certainly looked like a fun event for everyone, and small towns sometimes know how to celebrate best! And, yes, voting is important which is why we did it before we left on a family visit road trip.

troutbirder said...

What fun! I like your attitude about richness!!! We have many small town festivals in our rural area as well.

robin andrea said...

Looks like a wonderful Halloween party there. And yes, you really do know the essence of what it means to be rich. Thank you for that.

The Bug said...

What a precious little cow! So sweet :)

I need to go online & read up on what exactly we're voting on today - I've been so busy that I just haven't done more than read the signs posted in the yards around town. Bad voter!

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone.

Busy Bee Suz said...

The little 'cow' is adorable...and yes, you are rich indeed! Gotta love a small town festival.