County Field Days in rural areas have a mix of everything from tractor displays and sales to rides. This is a raptor display put on by Vermont DNR. (Part of a Photo Essay)
Barn Owl, Addison County Field Days, New Haven Vermont 08/04/2009
These county fairs are a big part of rural life. Everything from livestock showing and judging to baking and judging takes place. People get to see who is doing what and see persons they don’t get to see regularly during the year.
For persons that don’t live on farms or in a rural setting, this probably doesn’t mean very much. During their daily living they get much contact with others.
Two months after I made this photo essay for the paper, I moved from Vermont to South Carolina.