Good times at the Boyd County show

Colon Despite the rain, and the relatively simple exhibits, high octane, the meat was on the carpet, Wednesday night at the Boyd County show.

Fairgoers were treated to an electric show featuring the next pro-wrestling outfit from Sintina to Generation. Advertiser Maxx Slide said that of all the fans in Kentucky, if not the world, no contestants would get more enthusiastic participation than Boyd County.

One of the buildings on display at the exhibition was a live vaudeville scene from the last century. The audience was seated in flexible chairs around a purple and white rope ring; The contestants hid behind a curtain on the main stage in the back of the room.

Immediately after 7pm, the country music was played through the loudspeakers, the bell rang and the judge went into the ring: From black and red tight shorts and kimba, furry leg warmers and prehistoric

Dropkicks, headlocks, body slams, you name. There is no such thing as a WWE soap-opera story line – the way our grandparents saw it in ancient county shows.

The county show goes beyond carnival rides, cake cakes and major events — all for the success and dedication of the lost gardening and animal husbandry.

Earlier in the evening, away from the crowd, things calmed down more than a pen, and the earth was covered with soda and a roof to cool the small crowd to see how the children raised their chickens and rabbits.

Nicholas and Nathaniel Tarou and Bailey Bowen, a few tickets in their best Western attire, proudly showcased the rabbits they had brought up throughout the year – each receiving a green ribbon and trophy for their efforts.

Of course, a horse in Kentucky is unfair.

In the tents, 14-year-old McKenzie Devenport, of Wayne County, West Virginia, was cleaning the warehouse for her 8-year-old horse, Esse. According to Devenport, Brown Tennessee Walker is friendly with children and enjoys taking obstacle courses. When asked if he was in favor of the sugar cubes for treatment, Devenport seemed a little shocked.

“I don’t eat sugar,” she said. “Sugar is bad for them. It grinds their teeth and loses them as they get older. ”

On the other hand, a gray-haired, pure Arabian, eats everything – a sign on the house says, “I chew everything that stands.” Of course it will be: An intruder with the Daily Independent is about to lose his lens to try to get closer.

That’s all right – my comment is really good for photos. His sign said.

In the exhibition hall, the courtyards were a little lighter this year, with gardener Lori Bowling with the Boyd County Extension Office. But people still brought their best flowers, tomatoes, potatoes, sunflowers, and more.

Judging by the major elements of the fair, Bowling said the idea is to find consistency, size, shape, color and any flaws in green beans or pumpkins. Normal wisdom may cause one to think that the big garden will get the blue ribbon, but bowling is not always so.

“Take the zucchini,” she said. What you need is a medium size, not too big or too small. Large zucchini are only good for making bread. ”

And sometimes a prize-winning entry can happen by accident. This year’s first-class pumpkin (one of the best for pumpkin cake) in the Jack-O-Fanos category was a woman who threw rotten pumpkin on her porch and grew it in her garden, Bowling said.

Kathy King, president of the Boyd County Bakery Association, said the bakery was almost neglected this year. However, canned foods still saw the scene, but they had to be examined a little differently over the years.

“We got a judge from another district and they had to do it visually,” King said. Look at the area of ​​the head in the can, the seal and the color.

The Boyd County Exhibition will be held on Saturday, Gospel, Friday Night Demolition Derby, and Saturday Night Football.

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