My brother Dave lives in Lowville, NY. It’s up north, not far from the Canadian border. Oh, and “Lowville” rhymes with “cow-ville.” That’s pretty appropriate, considering there are more cows than people in Lowville. The dairy and cheese industries are very important here. There also happens to be a bowling pin factory. And, my favorite bit of Lowville trivia, Peter Ostrum is a veterinarian here. He takes care of cows, of course.
One of Lowville’s biggest claims to fame is that, each July, it hosts The Lewis County Fair. This charming little fair dates back to 1821. For the past few years, my boys and I have made the 3-hour journey for the fair. It’s so worth it! The first night, always a Tuesday, boasts the big parade.
The next day, we went to the fair!
Between the rides, displays, shows, and the amazing fair food, it was quite a day! We made our way back to Dave’s house and collapsed, exhausted and sugared out, onto the couches. After a good night’s sleep, we had a nice day of swimming and playing board games with Dave and his family. Doesn’t that sound like a sweet, old-fashioned kind of vacation? We’re already looking forward to next year’s fair!