Saturday, September 10, 2011
After my good day in Indiana we went to the Clinton County Corn Festival last night. It was a nice evening with Hurricane Lee finally leaving the region. People were happy everywhere we went and had a good time.
The most popular thing there is all the local food booths. Every club and organization has a booth at the festival with every kind of food you can think of and its better than fair or carnival food. The profits all stay in the county.
It's the best bargain in the county, too, with a weekend pass only costing $5. Even the Highland County Fair is $8 and it is 17 miles away from the farm. The county fairgrounds is only 8 miles up the road.
As soon as I got there I spied an older gentlemen reducing his antique inventory due to his health. I bought an IH 706 in the box and a Case 600 1/16 scale model for $50 total. I didn't expect to buy anything and I don't carry enough cash with me so I have to go to the bank and get some cash and pick it up.
Next I saw our neighbor Bobby Quigley, the largest Oliver collector in the area with his 55-99 model Oliver tractors on display. This made me feel good because he used to have one row full to himself and hasn't been back to the show in years.
The antique tractor pull was going on while we ate and talked and looked at the many booths and displays.
It was a great way to end the day and start the weekend.