The Summer street fair season is in full swing as June comes to a close.
Derby is an older mill town as is our domicile Ansonia, which itself was part of Derby until 1893. The weather was a hazy and warm 88°F (31°C).
Yet the heat did not keep people from a closed off Elizabeth Street and the expansive (and shaded) city green.
Vendors of crafts, foodstuffs, home improvement contractors lined the street and green. Music on the street and the gazebo. Pony rides for the little ones.
And of course in this election year 2010, the obligatory candidates for Connecticut governor visited. It comes with the territory at events like this...
Really though, Patti, Allegra and I came for something to nosh on...
And this is the raison d'être to visit a fair like this. But what?
There was Polish (piroges, sauerkraut), Thai, Crepes, sausage and peppers, hot dogs, corn dogs, ice cream, popcorn, smoothies, pizza and fried dough - the usual at least in these parts.
I had pizza, the ladies fried dough. (A higher calorie count, of course :>)
There were a few fresh squeezed lemonade stands - our drink of choice, and delicious on this steamy day.
It was a fun time, even with the crowds. Days like this bring out everyone, and there are no class distinctions - people like to congregate on a nice day together, and I saw no problems about (several Derby PD bicycle officers mingled around though)
So we had a fine time, although all that sun did tire us out upon our arrival home.
Local rubies were to be captured except - we had no battery power in our camera. It seems that we fully discharged both sets of rechargeable batteries when we went to Boston, and forgot to recharge them. Happily we were able to commission Allegra to take a few shots for us. Thanks kid!
See lots more Rubies at Mary's fine meme!