It is Muscle Car Day here in Sharon, Wisconsin, from 9 to 3. No parade. Cars just roar into town all day and park downtown. There will be Bubble Gum Bubble Blowing and Hula Hoop contests. A zillion other small town events are going on today as well. Corn eating and a milk chugging contest at the Darien Corn Fest is only a few miles down the road. Hard choices to make--cars and gum or corn and amusement rides. Last weekend, the very expensive Walworth County Fair ended. And I mean very expensive. A high gate charge, totally unaffordable carnival games and rides and enough food to feed the homeless and hungry in Southern Wisconsin for weeks. I used to not mention the fair to my children, futilely hoping that they somehow would not hear about it at school and we could skip it. That, of course, never happened because so many kids were raising animals to sell by the pound for slaughter and they talked about their animal barns. The fair is the big agricultural and entertainment event of the year around here. Some people get 5 day passes and eat cream puffs and funnel cakes and elephant ears and brats and fries until they need gastric bypass surgery.
And the carnival gold fish always die.
Time to finish part four of Liffey Rivers and the Werewolves of Ossory for IDM.
Brenna Briggs is the author of the Liffey Rivers Irish Dancer Mysteries.