Monday, February 1, 2010

South Florida Fair - West Palm Beach

Clyde's display at the fair

The theme this year for the South Florida Fair is
America's National Parks. National Parks from
around the country have displays at the park.
Clyde was invited to be a part of our proud
heritage of National Parks with an exhibit
of his photography from around the United States.

We haven't been to a county fair in ages, but this
fair is much grander than most county
rates in the top five fairs in the nation. It was so much
fun to be a part of such an "Americana" event! Clyde
even got to be Grand Marshall!

If you'd like more information on the fair
call (561) 262-6517
the website is:

inside of display

Jackie, Teresa and Clyde before
the fair opens...just a few folks
meandering around...and then...

...the fair opens...
Waiting in line for Clyde to sign books

Clyde with Rick Vymlatil, President & CEO
of the South Florida Fair

Clyde with Tim Pachis, Corporate Sales Manager
for the South Florida Fair

Everglades National Park created
a cypress dome, complete with a
swamp in the middle!
The trees are orange because cypress
loose their leaves in the winter...
it is winter here right now.

Biscayne National Park

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park
created a giant redwood tree!

Grand Canyon National Park

Haleakala National Park...all the way
from Hawaii! They created a bamboo forest

Saguaro National Park created
cactus gardens
Behind them covered with plastic
is Mesa Verde National Park. It
was raining so they had to cover the
wonderful sand sculpture of the park.

Carlsbad Caverns created a cave
in a walk-way between to wings
of the building...even had stalagmites!

Yosemite National Park created
a water fall

Yellowstone National Park created
Old Faithful...and yes, it did go off!

The Seminole - Micosukee Indians
had a display centered around a
replica of the tree where they signed
the peace treaty

Getting ready for the parade

This photo of Clyde and I was taken by
Val Williams...we're getting ready
to be the lead car..the Parade
Marshall...something we've never
done before! FUN!

The grand kids jumped in the car
and joined us in the parade

Marching Band

Clyde as his car is driven through the
grounds of the fair

Jackie on "horse" in front of Hunters Cabin

The fair has a section on their property
where they have saved historic buildings. Since
I love history, this was my favorite place! These
are just a few of the photos I enjoyed taking
while taking a quick walk through.

Interior of hunters cabin

Looking through window of hunters cabin

Jackie looking like she enjoyed the hunt!

Robbie at Hunters Cabin look'n
like a real hunter...

Hunters cabin

Self-portrait of myself in the
hunters cabin mirror

Clyde with Judge Nelson E. Bailey of
Palm Beach County

Clyde signing books

Clyde signing books

Clyde gave a lecture

The children had a display of their art

Paint in the Park had a booth at the fair

Clyde with Allison Parssi a young artist
photographer who won the Gold & Silver
Keys in a Scholastic Regional Art competition
Her photograph will be going on to New York
judging in the National Competition

Clyde signing books

Clyde signing more books

Clyde meets alligator man, David Castillo
Clyde with David Castillo, aka Kachunga!

Clyde and kids with albino 'gator

Kayla holding Davids albino gator

It was a great day...and a fun day with family.
Hope you all have as much fun as we did when
you visit the fair!


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