For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Monday, October 14, 2013
A "Fair" Weekend
We spent the weekend attending some annual autumn functions. In Southington Friday night it was the Apple Harvest Festival. They had a great band playing, lots of 50's and 60's music including DooWop. There is also the famous Apple Fritters, they are the best in New England, and at times you have to wait hours on line to pick up a few dozen.
On Saturday we spent a few hours at the Riverton Fair. This is a classic New England fair held in Riverton CT. on the banks of the west branch Farmington river. It's the place to come and enjoy all that's local.
I don't know if the potatoes were grown locally, but they were fried locally and that made them OK.
And this fellow. I tried to make a deal with his owner to maybe get that fine grizzly cape and saddle. The rooster would have no part of it and really put up a "squawk"
After leaving the fair we walked the streets of Riverton and decided to visit Hitchcock chair. This place is a must see folks. The handcrafted furniture is beautiful. The hand painting, the lacquered chairs are truly heirlooms.
How would you like to spend some time tying flies, or reading "Trout Bum" in a chair as this.
There's a piece of furniture for everyone.
Although time is moving on, there are a few more of these Autumn festivals to see. Have to get out and enjoy this wonderful season.