Alpacas are Adorable: Truro Agricultural Fair 2011

The 3rd annual Truro Agricultural Fair drew a huge crowd last weekend on the Outer Cape. From pie-eating contests and three-legged races, to the Barnyard Beauty Contest (you vote with locally grown beans) and the fiddlers on the bandstand, to the abundance of ripe tomatoes and an early crop of pumpkins, this country-like gathering was a rocking scene for this otherwise quiet beach town.

The alpacas were so cute. Super soft too. They look like a cross between a poodle and a camel, but somehow much more appealing.


Who knew there were so many roosters and hens in Truro? The fowl far outnumbered the other animals in the Barnyard Beauty Contest.

There were only a few bunnies this year. These guys are cuddly. The goose is a bit bedraggled.

The kids’ pie eating contest. Girls took 1st and 2nd place.

See you next year!

Photos of animals, fish, and flowers from the first Truro Agricultural Fair in 2009.


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Flowers and Food: Truro Agricultural Fair

Last weekend, the last of summer 09, was also the first for the Truro Agricultural Fair. Truro is a tiny town on the Outer Cape. “Town” consists of a general market, a post office and a fish shop. Oh, and the Green, where there’s a bandstand for Thursday night concerts and a croquet set for spirited games between older folk. The town is full of artists, trees, and beaches. It’s quiet, needless to say, and pretty low key. I’ve never seen as many people in town as I did last Sunday, for the first Agricultural Fair. There weren’t all that many attractions, but the day was gorgeous and the small town feel-good feeling was out in full force. Along with locally grown flowers and vegetables, bunnies, and hens.



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