20 August, 2009

Lewisburg, West Virginia-The State Fair of West Virginia-SkyWatch Friday






Continuing with my SUMMER themed photographs I thought you would enjoy these fab shots of carnival rides from the Fun Zone at the West Virginia State Fair. We spent last Saturday afternoon in Lewisburg, West Virginia at the Fair.

The first event to be called the State Fair in West Virginia occurred in Wheeling on February 1, 1881. The Lewisburg fair evolved from local events that date back to 1854. In 1941 the state government declared it to be the official State Fair. However, World War II forced cancellation of the event until 1946.

Here's a video clip from the film STATE FAIR (circa1962) featuring the Rodgers and Hammerstein lyrics below:

Our State Fair is a great state fair
Don't Miss it don't even be late(our state fair is great)
It's dollars to doughnuts at our state fairIt's the best state fair in the state
-chants-OUR STATE FAIR IS A GREAT STATE FAIR IS A GREAT IS A GREAT IS A GREAT STATE FAIR HEY!!
Our State Fair is a great state fair
Don't Miss it don't even be late(state fair is great)
It's dollars to doughnuts at our state fair
It's the best state fair.. in our state
Artist - Rodgers and Hammerstein

Do stop by and visit SKYWATCH FRIDAY. This meme is hosted by: Klaus Sandy Ivar Wren Fishing Guy Louise who do a fab job. We had over 300 participants last week. Come on and join in the summer fun!

41 comments:

MedaM said...

Wonderful photos but the last two are my favourites!
I was born in 1961 so I was interested to see the clip from circa 1962 and I really enjoyed.:-)

Ebie said...

Great action shots! Hmmm, I don't know if I can handle the rides. But I would try!

James said...

Wonderful pictures! I always look forward to them. You really know how to make a beautiful presentation.

James

Daryl said...

Fantastic pix .. and I love love love how you made tied the header into it and the background color ... tres chic!

Gaelyn said...

What an interesting vantage point to watch the sky.

Photo Cache said...

Like seeing the rides, but wouldn't set foot or park my butt in one, too scared. Great images.

Carver said...

Beautiful skies for the fair. I love the colorful fair against the sky. So appealing.

Dewdrop said...

I love amusement park rides. It's like you've captured my memories and posted them here.

Awesome!

Gunilla said...

Fantastic photos Thanks for sharing.

Gunilla in Sweden

Cindy said...

Great photos. I love the processing. They have a dreamlike look to them.

Regina said...

Wow. Great captures!

Gill - That British Woman said...

just super, I love the colours of the fair, and they are perfect summer shot.

Gill in Canada

Eric said...

Some great pictures here, love them!!

Have a nice SWF

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The fair DOES look like fun!

JOE TODD said...

Very nicely done

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love state fairs and this one looks marvelous! And such great shots, Erin!

Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Elisabeth's bright side said...

It's fantastic shots you have here!
You are very inventiv in the presentation. Have a great weekend!

Baron's Life said...

I wish I was young again...wonderful photos as always

J Bar said...

These are great.
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Brit Gal Sarah said...

Oh great shots Erin, that last feels so 50's! Have a great weekend.

Irene Toh said...

So colourful and gorgeous..summer days and fun fair, mmmmmm

TCKK said...

Great shots of the rides! Sure brings back some memories.

Hildred and Charles said...

Wonderful shots, - colourful and great fun.

Tammie Lee said...

This looks like so much fun. Your photos feel old timey to me. Wonderful.
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Esther Garvi said...

Theme park beauty! Makes me realise that I haven't been to one in a while. A project for next summer!

Quilly Unshuttered said...

I liked all of these, but that last shot was exceptional. Lovely, lively, colorful captures.

Arija said...

Eeek, I'm scared stiff just looking at all those instruments of torture!

Jan K. said...

Wonderful pictures. I always like to watch all these attractions, but I won't make a ride in them.
Enjoy your weekend!

foto CHIP said...

Oh I wonder if tey shut their eyes when they ride - or if they take time to SkyWatch :)
Great place!

Pearl Maple said...

Fun pictures to celebrate all that is great about summer, the colours are delicous !

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Absolutely fabulous. The colors and clarity are so dreamy. Is that a photoshop technique or straight out of the lens?

West Virginia is so photogenic. Glad their fair made it into your summer photo shoot!

Rob Inukshuk said...

Wonderful sky shots coloured by the fun of the fair - not my idea fun, too crowded, but great subject well captured. Loving the second last one, all those faces suspended up high...right before the earthward plummet...!!!

Sally in WA said...

Wonderful photos!! I enjoy going to our state fair in Puyallup.

Snappy Finger said...

Erin, looks like the fair was so worth the trip. Hope you had a swinging time... well, okay, not swinging, but you know.

I recall the years when I enjoyed hopping on rides like that. Now I keep my feet planted on the ground.

Great shots!

Snappy Di

once in a blue moon... said...

that was great, i so enjoy your keen eye~

Susie of Arabia said...

I'm feeling a little queasy just looking at your wonderful photos! Ever since that incident I had on the whirling tea cups...

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