Tuesday, July 27, 2021

SATURDAY: Sketch the Fairs of America

The lazy, hazy days of summer are upon us!  Which means?  
It’s fair time!   
Let’s virtually sketch our favorite fair time memories.

We all have memories that remind us of happy times and important events in our lives. The county fair is one of those memories for individuals and families over many generations throughout the United States. Did you know the first State Fair was held in New York?  The county fair comes along in the late summer before school starts and provides some of the most memorable moments in the lives of children and adults alike for over a hundred years.  

Fairgoers come from all over to see friends and neighbors that most would only see at the fair. Children love the midway filled with games and rides and their parents enjoy grandstand,  exhibits, and the livestock shows.   No matter your age you can’t forget your favorite fair food!  
The true heart of a county fair are the farmers and gardeners who bring their crops and produce.  Others bring their baked goods, flowers, and vegetables they had canned during the summer.   4-H Junior Fair and FFA members who bring their livestock and projects with the dreams of qualifying for the State Fair.  
One of my favorite memories of the fair is on the second to last day of the fair the grandstands fill with spectators to watch the blue ribbon champions with their winning livestock and projects parade around the track for all to see.  As a 4-H’er this day is a day of celebration with friends and family.  These are treasured memories of a lifetime.   

We created a special website for you to use.  It has everything you'll need for this virtual sketching event:​



  • You need to register to participate.  
  • Registration closes on Friday at noon EDT.
  • ​T​he virtual sketching event starts this Saturday at 10 A​M
  • ***​ ​Important - Please read!​ ​***   Your confirmation email will include your zoom log in information as well as additional information and sites to explore when selecting the image you would like to create with the art medium of your choice.   If you accidentally delete your email check your Eventbrite event ticket for the zoom login information. 

There are no fees. All drawing skill levels are welcome

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