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The Oklahoma State Fair, Part Two; Jousting and the Wild West

When we entered the fair grounds, we went past lots of rides, games, and food stalls. My daughter was fascinated! She had never seen anything like it! If you want to see the pictures I took as we went in, you can go back to the first blog I did about the fair. This is a continuation of the State Fair. We walked across the fair grounds to look for the Indian dances, and we found much more than the Indian dances.

We happened into an area where there was jousting, and we found an old wooden stocks.
They were jousting like the knights used to do in old England.
They were actually riding toward one another with those big poles acting like they were trying to knock one another off. It was a joust!
You can see the horses were running at one another. The only other place I have seen jousting was at a special restaurant in Dallas, Texas.
A gypsy trailer was sitting off to one side of the jousting arena. The sign tells when the belly dancer performs.

After watching the joust a few minutes, we kept walking looking for the Indian dances. We heard fiddle and guitar music blasting over the loud speakers. We walking back to where the joust had been, and there was a guy dressed in an old European monk’s outfit playing a guitar and a girl in a long dress playing a fiddle. We sat on the benches and listened for a few minutes. I took a video, but I am having trouble getting it to upload onto the site.

After we had rested a few minutes, the girl took the guitar and began singing, and we heard banjo music in a distance. We decided to go see who was playing the banjo. There was a wild west exhibit not far away, and there was a man in there playing a banjo and singing. I took a video of him too, but unfortunately, my videos are having trouble uploading onto the website. If my videos every upload, I will share them.

There was a row of Indian teepees in the wild west part.
There was an old chuck wagon. The cowboys used to take these on the trail rides along with a guy who could cook, and the cook would make the meals from this kitchen on wheels for the cowboys.
There was a set of an old western town close to where the guy was playing a banjo, and we learned later that there was a wild west show here.
There was a lady making pottery.
There was a guy making brooms.
Any wild west section is not complete without horses.
The long horn bull was kind of tired.
Someone was making homemade soap.
If you are going to make homemade soap, you can’t forget the rub boards our grandmothers and great grandmothers used to use to wash their clothes.
There were a couple of blacksmiths busy at work.
Here are some horse shoes, some knives, and other things the blacksmiths were making.
There were several knives for sale the blacksmiths had made.
We went by some more beautiful horses.
There was a guy using a chain saw making beautiful carvings.
Some of the carvings made with a chainsaw.
More beautiful carvings made with a chainsaw.
We sat at a picnic table and had some lemonade.

It wasn’t quite time for the Indian dances, but we thought we had finally found where they were supposed to be held, so we decided to sit at a picnic table, take a break, and drink some lemonade. While we were sitting there, we realized, the Indian dances had begun, but not where we thought they were supposed to be, but back in the Wild West exhibit place. We went back over there. If you want to see the pictures I took of the Indian dances, you will have to look at the next blog because I think this one is getting a little long.

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