Sunday August 28,at 6PM,marked the close of the 45th annual Corn and Apple Festival in my home town,Morden,Manitoba.
This three day event is always busy,and the big thing is that it is free.
I again want to share some images of this year's festival.
These are taken with my iPhone and have not been edited in any way.
The events begin on Friday around noon.All the street vendors are ready for business and the rides are up and running.
Saturday starts with a big parade.I was not able to watch this year,as I needed to be at Steve's display.
As I was walking from my home to downtown I passed many people sitting and waiting for the parade to start.
This young woman caught my attention.She was not willing to waste precious moments,so was busy cross-stitching.This happens to be a relative of mine and also a missionary on furlough from Papua New Guinea.She is working with Wycliffe Bible translators.
The Ferris Wheel is a popular ride.
I of course will not be seen on this or any of the rides,after all somebody has to stay on the ground and take pictures.
Along with the rides,come the popcorn and Candy apples.
They do know how to empty the pockets of willing parents.
A little further down the street are the many food booths.
This one is owned by a Christian family,and sell some of the best Pizza and burgers around.
The balloon man is a popular attraction for the younger children, He walks around on his stilts all day and can make some amazing balloon sculptures in only a few minutes.
I could not show the street displays and leave this one out.
This is my son,Steve's display.This is also the place where I spent most of my time,helping out when he couldn't be there.
Not all the vendors have large booths.This small hotdog and hamburger stand is just a few feet away from Steve's display.They do a fantastic business.I might add they are also very friendly people.
Here is another ride,I think it is called the Sky Master.All I know is that I hear a lot of screaming coming from it.I suppose it must be fun for some.
Bessie's Famous Shish-kabobs,has been at every festival I can remember.
She is always at this exact same spot and most often has long line-ups of people waiting to get their shish-kabob.
I have been told they are very good.Maybe one of these years I will have to try one.
I end this with a picture of one of the many beautiful baskets of flowers which decorate my town.
Folks if you ever decide to visit Manitoba,I invite you to come during festival time.
You would be welcomed with free apple cider and free corn on the cob.
Oh and most important,I would love to see you and show you around.