Saturday, September 21, 2013

Hammond Bizarre Bazzare - 2013

This was the first year I attended this event, held at Harrison Park. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. If I had not planned other things for that same day, I would have pulled out my chair and stayed.

This was a very nice family and community event. Plenty of space, cool cars, great food, and lots for the kids to do. When I first arrived I heard what "I" thought was a professional orchestra playing. I was thinking, "so early in the morning?". When I went to investigate, I found it to be a bunch of young people performing for us. Here are the photos.

This young lady (below) and her mom I know. Well, I have met them a couple times before and fail to remember their names. What I do remember is the quick recital this young lady gave us one evening. Poised, serious about her work, supported and loved by her parents. It is always a pleasure to see her smiling face, and was a real pleasant surprise to see her perform here.

I walked around everywhere. Lots to see. Lots to talk about. 

Me being a Doctor Who fan, I was ecstatic about the vendor selling bow ties . . .

Everywhere I looked children were having fun. This is what makes this a family and community event. It is for everyone. The pony rides were definitely a favorite. One gentlemen saw me with the camera, asked the usual question if I worked for a newspaper or something (which I do not), and then asked if I would take a picture of his son on the pony for him. Of course, if you know me, I will do anything to take a picture. He offered to pay, but that is not me. I do this for free, at least for now, because I enjoy it and that I am learning. After I get some more time in, then we will see if I can make some money at it.  Check this little guy out . . .

The car show was cool. A couple cars came in while I was photographing. Now realize, I was a gear head and a hippie in my teenage days. Well, okay, I still am. That is not the point. The point is, the rumble of the engines coming down the road and smell of octane was a turn on. I did experiment a little, trying different things with the photography. Some turned out cool. Some failed. Here you go.

The Dunk Tank

Chess!!! It was nice to see a bunch of chess tables setup under a tent, and that children were playing chess. Later I saw the large chess mat outside the tent with huge chess pieces to play with. If I had the time, I would have challenged someone to play.

Kids Crafts

Fun'n Around

Baked Pie Contest


Clown'n Around

Food, and plenty of places to sit . . .

The sound of people, laughter of children, the smell of food, the splash of the dunk tank, and the live music. Well, let us add a sunny and well tempered day too. This all made for a real enjoyable time. Yes, I am planning to go next year, and to stay all day. Perhaps I can setup a booth for free photography????

Click on this line and read my copyright.

Paul Henry's Thursday JAM 474

Times change things around us. Our personal change will cause us to rethink importance. What does not change is the importance of an event l...

Popular Posts