The Day of the Cow

  Cow Days started many years ago in my small town.  Think back to after the depression, everyone would come to, "town", and take a chance of winning a cow.  It has continued all through the years and a cow is still raffled off to the winner, although you can take the value of the cow instead of the cow, just so you know.  

         
 Annie the Cow is the real celebrity of this festival.  Children line up to milk her and fill up their cups with kool-aid.  You can't make up something like this.  My own kids have done it countless times and Annie even makes her way over to the primary school so all children get the chance to milk her, even if you can't visit her at the festival.  


There are many games for kids and music for all ages.  


Craft booths line main street.  




And, all around our historic courthouse.  Completed in 1803, this gem is the center of our old, town square.  


A display of historic quilts takes place each year at an old church on the square.  


Did I mention beauty pageants?  How could I forget?!  Many children, of all ages, can be found awaiting their turn on the stage.  


Food abounds, as you can imagine.  Funnel cakes, Lemonade stands, ribbon taters, and fried fish are a few of the favorites.  


As life changes, I find that I don't spend as much time here as I have in the past.  Though it continues to be a rich tradition for my small town.  




Comments

  1. ...spoolies, I didn't know women wore them these days!

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  2. Looks like a grand old time. Perfect weather, food, crafts and kids all enjoying and having fun at the Day of the Cow.

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  3. What are they feeding Annie that she produces Kool-aid? Lol

    I could spend hours with those quilts!

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  4. I love small towns and there festivals. Milking the cow for Kool-Aid sounds like a fun tradition for the kids. :) The quilts are beautiful!

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  5. What a wonderful event. Our little country town does their big to-do on the 4th of July. Yours has better food, though! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  6. Hello, what a neat tradition. The Cow Day festival sounds like a fun time for the town. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  7. What a wonderful day that is for your town!

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  8. Oh how fun! Love that the community comes together to make something special for all.

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  9. What a sweet tradition. Milking a cow for koolAid is a new one for me. ;)

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  10. What a wonderful way to spend the day. : )

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  11. Oh, I love Small Town Life.
    Annie the Cow is a hoot...Kool-aid....
    Those are the best memories.
    I do hope that this type of tradition continues.
    Those quilts are gorgeous and I love the shot of the girl in rollers or Spoolies as someone called them.

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  12. Such a fun sounding tradition for your town.

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  13. I love to see the quilts. That is so interesting. We haven't quilts here.

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  14. Festivals that bring the community together like this are always a good idea Michelle. Annie the kool aid cow made me smile 😊 would love to browse the quilts 💙

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