This weekend my mother, sister, and I attended the Remington Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department annual fall festival. The event was held at the Remington Carnival Grounds and featured a pancake breakfast, arts and crafts, ice cream and live entertainment, an antique car and tractor/truck show, and a fish and chicken fry. Remington, Virginia is a small town, so it wasn’t surprising that the carnival grounds and festival were quite small as well, which is just the way we gals like it.
The day started out cloudy and there was a light drizzle when we first arrived at the event, but it lasted only a few minutes and then the sun came out and it turned into a picture-perfect day–sunny, cool, and breezy. We had a great time.
We skipped the pancake breakfast and headed straight to the antique tractor, truck, and car show. Here are few pictures of the antique tractors on display:
This gentleman was all smiles when I asked him to hop up on his tractor and pose for a picture.
This was an interesting tractor. Notice the log cutter on the front of the machine–it’s a two-fer-one special.
Next, we headed over to the antique car and truck show. There were some real beauties on display, like this gorgeous turquoise Ford truck:
Here’s my sister getting “all up in its grill.” She really loved the front grill and how the red tail lights looked against the bright turquoise paint.
This picture is for you, sis:
My mom really loved this old Chevy.
This orange Chevy Nova really caught my eye.
Check out the size of that hood scoop.
Love the two-tone paint job on this Plymouth Charger, the chrome bumper and side pipes, and mag wheels.
I don’t recall what type of car this was, but check out that custom paint job. What’s not to like about purple flames?
My sister and I loved the front end of this car. The over-sized wheel wells that wrapped around to the front of the car reminded us of the Batmobile.
We spent a long time talking to the owner of this 1957 Cadillac, which is still sporting its original chrome, paint job, and interior. He is the third owner of this garage-kept vehicle, which has only 75,000 miles. With the exception of a few scratches on the left rear panel, this car was in mint condition, and still sports the original goddess hood ornament. What a beauty.
When the owner pointed out the goddess on the hood to the onlookers, for a moment there I thought he was referring to me. A girl can dream, can’t she?
To gas up this baby, you have to lift up the tail light. I’ve never seen that before. We thoroughly enjoyed looking at these beauties and talking to their owners.
After the car show, we decided to sample some fall fair delicacies. The selections were typically unhealthy, but so delicious.
We chose funnel cakes and fried Oreos–totally delicious. Afterwards, we headed over to the fish fry. It’s always best to eat dessert first so you don’t run out of room for dessert.
My sissy about to dig into her meal.
What a meal–two kinds of fried fish, french fries, home fries, green beans with bacon AND sausage, cole slaw, corn muffins, chocolate cake, and iced tea. Not the healthiest meal, but sometimes it’s okay to throw caution to the wind and just enjoy the moment.
The live country music was the perfect accompaniment to this down home meal.
Several gents were sporting straw hats.
The Remington Fall Festival is held each year on the first Saturday in October. I know where I’ll be next year. I better shop around for a straw hat, so I won’t look like an out-of-towner.
6 thoughts on “Remington Fall Festival”
Wonderful! So wonderful that I know where I’ii be next year as well. Love the guided tour report from our local tour guide!!
Still thinking about that fish dinner. Wish I could eat like that every day!
Your post is a perfect description of our weekend together. Thanks for a great weekend, Jilly!
It was a great weekend. I love spending time with you and mom.
You could easily sport another hat as a journalist!
Thanks, Elena. I actually used to work as a writer many years ago.