We attended the Hickory Oktoberfest last Saturday and the crowd was thin in comparison to last year. The weather was cooler also but I don’t imagine that’s the reason why many didn’t come-out this year. Perhaps it was because of the economy, many didn’t get to work and it has been very slow in our area. Some blamed it on being the election year, but I don’t think that’s the reason why, and that’s just my opinion.
Lee recently checked out a book from our local library on Giant George, so it’s nice to see a Great Dane in person. She is big and weights 130 pounds but nothing in comparison to George, who is 250 pounds and 43 inches (110 cm) tall.
This is one of Lee’s favorite vendors and she could only afford a tiny glass figurine this year.
It’s nice to see familiar face in the crowd. This is a great publicity just by walking around.
Lee had fun at the KidFest and I had a good result from my panning shots.
Lee looks forward to getting her henna tattoo done every year.
This was not her first choice of designs, but with only $5 left this is all she could afford.
Waiting for her henna to dry.
I finally get to see the Sails on the Square after reading about it in the local paper, and it’s a new event area located in Union Square downtown Hickory.
We had a busy day, and went to a wedding right after this. I had a few good shots and will post some photos soon.
Photos were taken with a Canon T2i and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.