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More From The Festival Of The Hills! October 10, 2010

Posted by littlebangtheory in Politics and Society.
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Here’s a brief tour of last weekend’s festivities in Conway:

The “welcome wagon,” in front of the Field Memorial Library, built by a local-boy-made-good:

The library is a visual anomaly in this little hill town of one story wood-framed buildings, but when a local-farm-boy-turned-department-store-mogul builds his home town a library, you just say, “Thank you.”  😉

The town hall is the only other “modern” building in sight, and the gateway to the festivities:

This is basically an agricultural fair in the old New England tradition, with displays by local farms:

…these being organic goodies from our CSA.

There’s fresh cider from local apples:

…Did I mention that it’s fresh?

And lots of food from local restaurants and crafts from local artisans:

But the real excitement is provided by Six Flags Over Conway – witness the Giant Swing:

…the Slide of Death:

Mountain Climbing for Those Who Dare:

…and of course, what country shindig would be complete without… a rodeo!

While some might express their disdain for such reckless pursuit of excitement…

(I was going to title this one, “Llama Lifts a Leg” until Susan pointed out that it’s an alpaca, which doesn’t alliterate as easily…)

…none could be other than impressed by feats of Herculean Strength such as the Ladies’ Skillet Toss:

And let me tall ya, these grrrls could hurl!

All kidding aside, this was a great day of family fun, with all proceeds going to benefit scholarships for the town’s students.

That alone was plenty of reason to go and drop a few bucks.



1. kkryno - October 12, 2010

I just love community festivals! This one looks like a good one. The pic with all of those beautiful vegetables has to be my favorite. Our growing season was too weird this as it never really got warm enough. Once again, I live vicariously through your photos!

Watch out for flying skillets! 🙂

2. littlebangtheory - October 12, 2010

Vikki, no kidding – one of the guys lobbed a wayward bomb that landed a foot from this very large woman sitting on the sideline with a wee baby on her lap!

3. kkryno - October 17, 2010

Oh, goodness!

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