Labor Day marks the advent of the Upper State South Carolina Fair. As I’ve done for the past couple of years, I grabbed my camera and headed out to get some shots. This year I had invited several others to come along and make it a true photo trek. Unfortunately, iffy weather and other conflicts caused problems. So, Wednesday evening I headed out on my own.
My usual plan is to get there early evening and catch the last rays, then hang around to get some night shots. I arrived at the Greenville-Pickens Speedway fair grounds at about 6:00, and it wasn’t too crowded, but starting to fill up.
I took a few shots, but found myself shooting the same things I’ve shot in years past. I was running out of ideas.
This time around I spent more time at the actual shows. I caught a couple of Show-Me-Swine pig races at the Pork Chop Downs display.
There was also a circus trapeze and acrobat act.
However, the general creepiness of the place started to get to me after awhile – both the over-the-top disturbing images…
…and the strange inhabitants of this place…
It was time to head home.
So, I think I’ve gotten my fill of fair weirdness for awhile. I’d still like to visit the state fair in Columbia, but I think I need to take few years off from the Upper State Fair.