Yesterday, we visited one of our favorite Country Fairs, the weather was beautiful and the visitors were numerous.
There was a Basket Weaver telling stories while taking a break from weaving and...
...showing off his wonderful handmade wares.
There were Apple Farmers handing out samples of their plentiful harvest.
We could admire the incredible works from the "Chainsaw Artists"...
...such as this proud eagle...
...or the owl that was taking shape right in front of our eyes...
...it looked incredible.
Another one of the artists created a bear while we watched.
There was also a beautiful piece of wood...
...and a "Bear Angel" on display.
This is my favorite Half-Timber House of the village where the fair takes place every year.
All the houses and yards were decorated with new harvest Apples.
The wall of one of the barnes was decorated with a lot of Antlers mounted on wooden plates...
...and proudly displayed by the owner who obviously is also a rather passionate Hunter.
There was a Wood Carver selling his wooden plates and bowls.
You could also buy lots of homemade Jellies and Jams.
And there were a lot of very colorful Vintage Tractors on display from a lot of different manufacturers.
This "Straw Couple" was watching over the visitors.
More incredible Wood Work.
Our youngest tried her hand at the "Apple Spiral"...
...and was delighted by the results.
There was also "Bread on a Stick" that the kids were invited to roast over the fire.
You could also sample different clear "Brandies" from a local destillery.
More Vintage Tractors.
A beautiful piece of Wrought-Iron Work on the side of a farm house.
...and more Jams and Jellies (thinking of one of my favorite fall tarts, I bought delicious Quince Jelly).
More colorful Vintage Tractors.
A pretty big tractor tire doubles as a comfortable resting spot for our two youngest daughters.
So many incredible Vintage Cars.
Our youngest also loved "Painting for a Good Cause", all the money donated at this booth will go to the Paediatric Oncology Department of the University Hospital of Bonn.
There was a wonderful display of various mustards from a well-known local "Mustard Manufacturer" (I bought some of their classic mustards that they sell packaged in beautiful stoneware)...
One of the kids favorite was a Broom Maker, his brooms looked wonderful...
...and so did his old-fashioned equipment.
More handmade baskets from the Basket Weaver (I bought the one in the front row, second to the right).
And last, but not least, you could also buy wonderful and unusual Vinegars.
This was a wonderful day spent sampling, watching, admiring and buying some pretty terrific works of art, food and housewares - all of them produced by local farmers or artists!