Here is something I am really excited about....
Today as you read this I will be attending the Neshoba County Fair, just outside of Philadelphia Mississippi. It is touted as Mississippi's Giant House Party.
In trying to explain the idea to my friend, High Mae, who absolutely did not want to go to a "fair" (because "I don't like the fair people"...) I told her, "Mae, It's an exclusive fair". She called it an oxymoron. To know the Neshoba, one can only attend...and then they can make any assumptions they want.
The fair will kick off its 2009 season on July 24 and run through July 31. The fair was also recently featured (July 09) in the great southern decor bible, Southern Living Magazine. The fair becomes a giant house party when it is transformed from a field of red clay to a hustling and bustling temporary city-complete with a post office and zip code all it's own! Hundreds of 2 story cabins consisting of mostly bunk style sleeping encircle a racetrack where camptown horse races are a hot ticket daily. Children and Old timers alike make visits from cabin to cabin, where strangers quickly become like family. This ritual takes place from sun up to sun down....and continues well into the night with impromptu music jams. To acquire a cabin one must be extremely lucky, know someone, or have it passed down to you.
This year I was so lucky, I know "a friend of a my friend Sweetness". And I am IN like white on rye. And fleas on dogs. And well, you get the picture.
I will report back with all the fun on Friday.
And I will share the REAL pictures of the fair next Wednesday on Outdoor Wednesday.
But now for today's Outdoor Wednesday...
We picniced and enjoyed the cooler temps of late last week. Unheard of for July!
To see more of the Outdoor Wednesday participants visit OW's most gracious host- Susan of Southern Daydreamer.
Do join me tomorrow for Thrifty Thursday.
The link will be up Wednesday night at 7 PM CST.