On the way to the Masterton Airshow we stopped at the Gladstone School fair. This school in a small country settlement was founded in 1876. It was times with a local scarecrow competition, and judging by the amount of cars in the parking area very well attended.

I just love taking shots of people enjoying themselves. While it would be a temptation to use a longer lens all of these images are shot on 24-70mm.

A fine selection of wares for sale

A fine selection of wares for sale

The school pool was used for a lucky duck

The school pool was used for a lucky duck

Face painting was another crowd favorite.

Face painting was another crowd favorite.

A collection of scarecrows adorn the school fence

A collection of scarecrows adorn the school fence

The kids really love it even if the ferris wheel is tiny

The kids really love it even if the ferris wheel is tiny

Hot dogs on a stick with tomato sauce. You can't something that yells fair more

Hot dogs on a stick with tomato sauce. You can’t something that yells fair more

She happily posed for me

She happily posed for me

Gladstone-7

A lot of fun can be had with car inner tubes

A lot of fun can be had with car inner tubes

How the juggling is supposed to be done

How the juggling is supposed to be done

Parent helpers get into costume

Parent helpers get into costume

Kids try their hand at juggling

Kids try their hand at juggling