Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Fryeberg Fair in Maine

Back from Maine and what a memorable wonderful trip it was to a very beautiful state.  Many many thanks to the daughter in law's family and friends for welcoming us and making sure it was so memorable!

The first thing we did was go to the Fryberg Fair

Freyberg Fair Main Gate         


 Daughter In Law had picked Monday to go to the fair because it was "Lumberjack" day where the lumbermen compete in various contests like log-rolling.  Now as much as Hubby & I would have liked to have seen that; we spent our whole day at another arena where our true interests lay....the pulling arena.  The very same arena shown on RFD-TV!
Horse Team at Fryeber

Ox Team

Ox Team waiting for their turn to pull.  See the white line?  There was one at the other end also.  That one they started from and pulled to this one; turned around the stone boat and then pulled as far as they could get towards the other end.  Half-way back was about the farthest any of the teams could pull.

Ox with blunted horn on the drover's side so he could not accidentally hook/gore the drover.  DIL said there have been drovers killed when accidentally gored by their ox.

To be continued

1 comment:

  1. How interesting. It looks like a great place to visit.