Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Cock-a-doodle doo, baby!

Last Sunday, we once again participated in the Rooster Crowing Contest at the Glengarry Pioneer Museum Harvest Festival. Last year we cleaned up, with Errol Flynn and Lord Gaga taking first and second place, and me winning the human rooster crowing contest.

 

This year, not so much! We were totally shut out. Beaker crowed once in the five-minute contest. Errol managed five crows but it just wasn't enough. And me, I did my best but was beating by a grey-haired lady with one mean crow!

But a good time was had by all, and there were more roosters this year than last year!



That's my Errol Flynn up top! Next year I'm taking some younger, more testosterone-laden roos.

The even is held in the Williams Pavilion at the Museum...


Beaker's fans were there to support him, just like last year!


THere were some great prizes, including a chainsaw-carved rooster by Gerdine Van Woudenberg.







It was a great event for young and old alike!



I clapped for all the participants!


And apparently was not impressed by something! Hahahaha! I cannot for the life of me remember what this was about, but Gordon caught it on film.



And here's my big moment! I gave it the good old college try.



The ladies were WAY braver about crowing than the men. This year they had categories for men, women and kids. Men are apparently total wimps and mostly had to be dragged kicking and screaming to the microphone.


There's Team Beaker again! 


To get the contest started, a piper serenaded the roosters, which really got them going!



Errol had his special sign with him!



Okay, a tad rude. But I noticed several people taking photos of it! :) 

And there were lots of other things to do at the festival...


There's my friend Ronna, sitting pretty while she volunteers at the admission desk.

Cute Tamworth piglets...



Zzzzzz....

And the Twistle Guild of Glengarry was there, demonstrating spinning and weaving techniques. I brought a drop-spindle kit to try out!



Beautiful handmade slippers..



And the Quigley Highlanders did a great job, as per usual.


Next up, photos from the horse parade!

11 comments:

  1. So cheeky that Errol Flynn poster! Knatolie, your gave it your best shot there with the crowing!

    PS: I'm totally psyched to be the first commentator on one of your posts!

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  2. This festival provides an awful lot of fun for your community. Who ever puts this together has great ideas.

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  3. You obviously haven't been scratching around, and eating enough corn!

    In the background of the 'thumb down' picture there's a red and white quilt. Was this for sale? It would have come home with me if it was!!!

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    1. p.s. I love that wooden building. It would make a wonderful house.

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  4. Life should always be like this! (Well, except you and the kids should WIN!!!)

    Oh, those slippers! Do they come in a size humongous-ginormous for San Geraldo?!?

    Thanks for bring me smiles today!

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  5. I'd crow if someone played the bagpipes that close to me too!
    Jane x

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  6. More fun than last year, even if Errol was off. Like Cro, the red and white caught my eye. It's a traditional flower basket pattern.

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  7. This looks so fun! His poster is so awesome by the way. Too funny that there was a piper there to serenade them! I think my boy Cam would do well at a contest like this!

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  8. Hopefully you'll have way more talented Roosters next year!
    Errol Flynn is so handsome!

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  9. What a great time.....love this event. You will rally next year I know it. Errol Flynn sure is a beautiful rooster!!!

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  10. What a fun event! That Errol, winner or no, he's one handsome dude.

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