Ray Ewing

For four fleeting days, Islanders and visitors lined up at the Salt and Pepper Shaker and the carousel, strolled through the animal barn to look at prize-winning hens, goats and cattle and stood in line at food booths to buy caramel apples, frozen lemonade, pulled pork sandwiches and veggie tempura. There were racing pigs and bluegrass music, spinning demonstrations and a women’s skillet throwing competition. There was the main hall hung with prize-winning quilts and filled to the windowsills with home garden displays, baking, artwork and educational dioramas. In a word, it was a home-grown fair, as it always is.

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