It’s July 4th weekend and that means cookouts, fireworks and a whole lot of fun!

County fairs, fish frys and town festivals are some good times in the lives of the Real Farmwives and Friends. 

Jent over at From My Front Porch shared this funny story from a past county fair with us.

“Our county fair is a full 7 days – with the parade the Saturday before, cattle move in Sunday and we have to stay through Friday with the livestock auction on Friday night. THEN we are in charge of the ribeye stand on Saturday. It is truly an exhausting week as we spend on average 14 hours a day with the cattle at the fair. A few years ago I was pictured on the cover of The Daily Journal (our local newspaper) fast asleep at our stalls…not unusual but the funny thing was it was only Monday morning – not like it was Friday or anything!” 

Jent is also a big fan of small town Fish Frys! Check out her family’s recent trip to the Hazelwood Fish Fry – complete with a tractor AND pedal pull.

The Wife of a Dairyman has had a busy summer so far. Check out some candid shots from her County Fair and her post about a day at the fair. Bet you can’t guess what sweet treat her family enjoyed!

Jeanette over at Fencerow to Fencerow reminisces about her busy days as a 4-Her at her county fair (reading her post I think her days at the fair are just as busy now)! Look at her adorable children in their matching outfits at the dress review with their Grandma.
And last, but not least, check out A Fair Week in Pictures over at Jean’s Boots are Made for Talking. While she’s not an official RFOA blogger, JeansBoots is an excellent writer and photographer and a true farm girl! Be sure to read her Fair post to the end, it’ll bring tears to your eyes and make you a believer in 4-H and small town USA!
It’s just the beginning of county fair season for the Real Farmwives so stay tuned for more funny, heartfelt and inspiring stories.

Megan from Gal in the Middle

I'm a middle child (2nd of four girls) living in Middle America (Indiana to be exact) approaching middle age (35 is here) always in the middle of doing something (finishing is the hard part).


  • Heather's Blog-o-rama

    Our county fair is coming up this month. I’m going to try and go. I LOVE fairs,..LOVE ‘em. It’s so much fun. There’s lots to see, do, purchase :) :)

    Happy 4th of July weekend ;) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)