After not attended a fair (state, county, or otherwise) in a long time I found that going to the 2013 Vermont State Fair took me back to my childhood. Remembering the excitement during childhood of the approach to my local county fair in Washington Pennsylvania. To me it was mostly about farm related exhibits - the animals, the produce, the crafts, the grange hall cooking, the new tractors and equipment. Next came the tractor pull, the judging of the different breeds of cows, sheep, goats, other livestock and also the 4H projects. There were not many rides, but there were the games and shows we did not partake. It was good to see that the Vermont State fair has not gone afar from those of my childhood and glad that the kids of today might someday have their own fond memories. Maintaining a sense of the farm background is a good thing for all to remember.