Each year the third weekend in September marks the annual Cow Days festival here in Smalltownland. Originally started during the Great Depression, it continues to serve as a gathering spot for high school reunions, crafts, music and great food.
In the beginning local merchants would give tickets for a chance on a cow to be given away during the festival. A big deal back in those days, and this raffle continues today with a calf being given away to a lucky winner. Our adventure typically begins by crossing the footbridge to get to the town square. My girl, pictured here, does not like crossing the footbridge. It does shake a bit!
Vendors of all types converge on our local town square during this two day festival.
The train ride has become a tradition and I have to tell you that the conductor drives at the craziest speed. At the moment I took this picture traffic had not yet been blocked off for safety, but soon was.
Many people come and just spend the day soaking up the music, food and fun.
This local artist always attends with beautiful prints.
I would be remiss if I didn't mention Annie, the fiberglass cow. For fifty cents you can, "milk", her. Each udder is a different source of liquid. Kool-Aid, juice, soda, etc...
This year we had many new food vendors and several Amish vendors. One Amish lady sold delicious fried pies.
A bit of heaven wrapped up in a plain paper towel.