You Are Going, Right?
These books and films will get you in the mood for the 2013 Arlington County Fair‘s fairground full of funnel cakes, pony rides, racing piglets, spinning rides, prize winning arts and crafts, and more:
Blue Ribbon Quilts
by Linda Causee and Rita Weiss
Full-size patterns and instructions for 14 award-winning quilts that have taken the blue ribbon from large county fairs, small local quilt shows, and quilt challenges. Biographies of each of the quilters are included, along with the personal story behind each quilt’s creation.
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The year Almanzo Wilder turned nine (1866) was an important one for the young farm boy in northern New York state: Almanzo and his brother and sisters help with the summer planting and fall harvest. In winter there is wood to be chopped and great slabs of ice to be cut from the river and stored. Time for fun comes when the jolly tin peddler visits, or best of all, when the fair comes to town.
by Earlene Fowler
Attending the San Celina Mid-State Fair, Benni Harper’s enjoyment of the fair’s activities are put on hold after the theft of a quilt intended for a special exhibition and the discovery of a corpse in the Piebald Family Farm Exhibit.
Moon Over Manifest
by Clare Vanderpool
In 1936, twelve-year-old Abilene Tucker’s father sends her to stay with an old friend in Manifest, Kansas, where he grew up, and where she hopes to find out some things about his past. Having heard stories about Manifest, Abilene is disappointed to find that it’s just a dried-up, worn-out old town. But her disappointment quickly turns to excitement when she discovers a hidden cigar box full of mementos, including some old letters that mention a spy known as the Rattler. And, there’s a state fair.
The Hen of the Baskervilles: A Meg Langslow Mystery
by Donna Andrews
Helping a friend who is at risk of losing her farm and freedom when her unfaithful husband is discovered murdered at the state fair, Meg Langslow struggles to find the real killer and recover a stolen prize chicken to clear her friend’s name.
Danger at the Fair
by Peg Kehret
Ellen receives a spirit message during a séance at the county fair, warning that her brother Corey is in danger and that she must rescue him.
Allie Hamilton and Noah Calhoun meet one evening at a carnival. But they are separated by Allie’s parents who dissaprove of Noah’s unwealthy family, and move Allie away. When Allie doesn’t hear from Noah after several years, she meets and becomes engaged to a handsome young soldier named Lon. Allie, with her love still alive for Noah, stops by Noah’s home to check on him. Seeing that their reunion has rekindled a passionate romance, Allie must now choose between true love and the match that her parents approve of.
by E.B. White
Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer’s Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him – and helps get him to the State Fair.
A small-town family travels to the Iowa State Fair. The father is looking for a blue ribbon for his prize hog, Blue Boy, mom is looking for glory in her cooking, and the kids are looking for love.