The East Perry Community Fair began yesterday. I must say that it was a wonderful day. The weather was downright beautiful, and the crowd was large. About the only disappointment that I experienced is the fact that none of our immediate family was able to get to Altenburg this year for the fair. Partly due … More Community Celebration
On normal days in Altenburg, Missouri, whose roadside sign proclaims it to have a population of 352, we do not have traffic issues. However, once a year, on the occasion of the East Perry Community Fair, we do have traffic congestion. And when it comes time for the parade, that traffic has to be stopped. … More Stop the Traffic! Let’s Have a Parade!
The first day in the 2018 East Perry Community Fair is now history. The highlight of the first day of every year’s fair is the parade, so today’s post will be made up primarily of photos from yesterday’s parade. Old-timers from around here will tell you that only a few parades have been rained out … More No Rain on This Parade
Considering that it was the Autumnal Equinox, the first day of fall, it certainly did not feel like it in Altenburg yesterday. It was a hot, sweltering, steamy, muggy day with temperatures in the 90’s, not unlike the common middle-of-summer days we have around here. However, that did not keep many folks from coming out … More A Sizzling First Day at the Fair
I confess that I am taking an easy way out on today’s post. I am mostly going to repost an article that was on this blog about a year ago. It is once again that time of the year in Altenburg when we are getting ready for the East Perry Community Fair. This year, it … More Fair Traditions – Revisited
Whenever the East Perry Community Fair is happening, the population within the city limits of Altenburg expands tremendously…..at least for two days. Here are a few photos from the fair yesterday. First, images from the parade. The folks in Perry County stand for the colors. Cars from the past. There were plenty of tractors. Marching … More Altenburg’s Population Explosion
The East Perry Community Fair is happening here in Altenburg this Friday and Saturday. It has always been a special week for this area. Thousands of people come to partake of the events that take place as part of this fair. Plenty of food, fellowship, special events, and entertainment will abound. Today’s blog will consist … More Fair Traditions