The Common Ground Fair is a right of passage into fall around here, and since we've had kids we like going mainly for the purpose of dressing our kids up in adorable garden-themed costumes and marching in the vegetable parade. Where else can you look at the people around you and see a full-grown woman unabashedly wearing a large beet helmet, a kid dressed up as a praying mantis, and someone else as "The Compost Heap." People shake homemade noise-makers and thrust signs into the air with catchy crunchy quotes such as, "Don't Panic! I'm Organic!" and "Give Peas a Chance." The parade overflows with cuteness, drummers, stilt-walkers, and it's own unique Common Ground flair. This year Rowan chose a pumpkin costume, and Retta was a very sleepy ladybug. Despite changeable weather, yummy food was consumed, sheep were patted, and large prize-winning gourds were observed- a good time was had by all.
|Hiding under the table of corn|