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.