Another Great Allentown Fair

Always the signal that summer is coming to an end, the Allentown Fair is one of my favorite events of the year. From the creepy sideshows to the myriad of farm animals and homegrown veggies on display, the fair has something for everyone. Below are a few photos of one perfect evening spent wandering the midway.

 

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Fairgoers are a blur on the Vertigo ride.

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This young fellow does not look too thrilled with his mount.

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A quarter moon hangs over the midway.

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Riders are silhouetted as the sun sets.

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Look at me!

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Riding into the sunset.

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Two boys ham it up for the camera.

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Stylin’ at the fair.

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Schuylkill County Fair Princess, from left, Queen and Little Miss stroll the midway.

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Brazilian parrots hang out at the food bowl.

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Fair icon Dapper Dan the Clown, right, chats with WFMZ TV’s Kathy Crane.

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And of course, my favorite part of the fair: Robinson’s Paddling Pigs.

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The little hammies frantically vie for first place and a delicious Oreo cookie.

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Fans watch the Paddling Pigs.

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Morning Call columnist and friend Bill White samples one of the entries in the Bechdolt’s Orchard Fresh Peach Dessert competition.

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Two of the entries in the peach competition.

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Mary Ellen Miller gets a hug from her daughter after winning first place in the Fresh Peach Dessert competition.

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Miller’s Peach Pie with Peach Wine Sauce, front, took the blue ribbon.

And the beat goes on…

Here’s an interesting thought for the day considering the state of our global society in 2014. Author Ayn Rand prophetically saw the future in 1957:

“When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion – when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing – when you see money flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors – when you see that men get richer by graft and pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you – when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self sacrifice – you may know that your society is doomed.

Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged (1957)

 

Down the Rabbit Hole

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Here we go again…hope to remain this time!

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