- Posted August 17, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Evenings in America
Northwest Washington Fair
Nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain range lies the farming town of Lynden, Washington, home of the Northwest Washington Fair. Between the majestic views of Mt. Baker and the lush green valleys filled with raspberry and blueberry fields, this sleepy little Dutch town has much to offer visitors who are seeking a quiet respite from the nearby cities of Vancouver, British Columbia and Seattle Washington.
Far past an age where a spin on the "vomit comet" is even mildly appealing, I enjoy walking through the the area cordoned off for rides simply to listen to the children laughing and hearing their screams as they come close and then fade away as the ride take them up to the sky. The fair is a nostalgic assault on the senses to be sure. It's been years since I've had a proper "hand dipped" corn dog, cotton candy or a snow cone. And Lynden, being the dairy town that it is, has a built in dairy counter where you can purchase fresh ice cream and milk and have your photo taken with a cow. As I wandered through the contest displays I was not at all surprised to see that the blueberry pie won first place. Lynden is also known worldwide for the wonderful dahlias that grow here. There was a large display of homegrown dahlias of all shapes, sizes and colors. I have to say, this is the very best fair I have ever attended.
This photo was taken with my Canon Eos Rebel T3i. on August 18, 2012.