The summer season in a lot of small town starts when the fair rolls through town, and last weekend we got things kicked off for ourselves in Brooklin.
The Brooklin Spring Fair had everything you’d expect to see, carnival rides that were trucked in and set up on the midway, kids laughing and screaming and lined up for their turn on the scrambler and the ferris wheel and more.
We saw dudes trying to win prizes for their dates, and we saw women winning prizes for themselves, and we saw a whole lot of people losing money…
And we saw Kris Barclay on stage doing his thing and facilitating a summer country music party outside of the beer tent!
Barclay, the recently announced host of the 2017 Havelock Country Jamboree, had to wait for the noise to die down after the nearby demolition derby before he and his band could turn on the sound – and when the wait was over, the music started.
The crowd assembled in waves as some folks came from the beer line with their hands newly full of cold ones, some people came from the midway after having their stomachs turned enough on the rides, and some came from the metal bleachers that had stared at the smashing cars in the hours before.
Barclay and the boys wasted no time getting the party going with a super strong half dozen covers…
☆ Anywhere With You – Jake Owen
☆ Springsteen – Eric Church
☆ Beer In Mexico – Kenny Chesney
☆ Buy Me A Boat – Chris Janson
☆ Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me – Keith Urban
☆ Boot Scootin’ Boogie – Brooks & Dunn
And the band played on from there as people sang along, danced in the grass and dirt, and drank their Saturday night, spring-turning-into-summer beers, and let the night wash over them.
And because we were at the fair, and the small town in us loves the show, check out some pics from the Demolition Derby – including an adorable shot of some little ones being ferocious but safe in their big wheels.