On the Fourth of July, I was sent out to the St. Joseph County 4-H Fair to shoot features. Quite literally the first thing I spotted after the reporter and I parked was a group of kids having an elaborate water fight in the cow wash stall. I lucked out because I didn’t realize it was a tradition for the members to have a big water fight after they are done competing. As they say, it’s better to be lucky than good. I got wet for the first frame below, but it was totally worth it.
I spent my morning in Berrien Springs, Mich. for the county’s youth fair. The writer and I decided to cover the rabbit show after the event we originally had planned to cover turned out to not be until Thursday morning. I haven’t had the chance to cover very many county fairs this summer, but I’ve enjoyed the rare opportunity to wear my cowboy boots in public.