August 25, 2016

Local Love: The Appalachian Fair // Gray, TN

The Appalachian Fair // Gray, TN

Let's start with a lesson in dialect - one that I believe everyone (no matter where you're from) should master. Ready? Repeat after me: App-uh-latch-uhn. One more time: App-uh-latch-uhn. Appalachian. Very good. Now we're all on the same page.

On Monday night, I put on my boots (ok, booties) and went to the Appalachian Fair in Gray, Tennessee. The fairground is about forty-five minutes from where I live and always worth the trip. Dan + Shay were the musical entertainment for the opening night of the fair, and I reserved the tickets the day they went on sale. I had to actually pick up the phone and call a box office (hello, 1985). If you follow me on snapchat then you saw some snippets of the show. They are ah-mazing live. At one point the power went out on the stage and they had to perform a few songs acoustically. I always say, artists show their true talent when they're put on the spot like that. It was everything. 

The show didn't start until 8 and since we had reserved seats, we got there a little early and just wandered around - taking in the sights and smells (funnel cake!) of the fair. The baby animals may have been my favorite part - are you surprised?! If you live close, you should definitely plan to go! The entertainment line-up this year is incredible! And the fried food. Fried oreos, anyone?!


The Appalachian Fair // Gray TN


The Appalachian Fair // Gray TN


Julie Leah // What To Wear To The Fair


The Appalachian Fair // Gray TN


The Appalachian Fair // Gray TN


The Appalachian Fair // Gray TN


Julie Leah // What To Wear To The Fair


The Appalachian Fair // Gray TN


The Appalachian Fair // Gray TN


Julie Leah // What To Wear To The Fair


The Appalachian Fair // Gray TN


The Appalachian Fair // Gray TN


Julie Leah // What To Wear To The Fair


The Appalachian Fair // Gray TN


The Appalachian Fair // Gray TN


The Appalachian Fair // Gray TN


And the sunset that night, y'all. I can't even put it into words and these photos don't do it justice. . .

The Appalachian Fair // Gray TN


The Appalachian Fair // Gray TN

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2 comments

Cathy Bentley said...

Your picture of the sunset here at home is absolutely gorgeous. I haven't been to the Appalachian Fair in years. Your pictures look awesome though. I think
Lovell the beginning of how to pronounce Appalachia....that kills me more than anything.

the cape on the corner said...

love the pattern mixing and that photo of the swings. such fun vibrant colors there!
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