Where I live, we like our festivals. One town over from mine, we have the Pink Tomato Festival that happens every June. It’s been going on for 56 years and I’m sure it will be going on many years in the future. It’s a big deal that the town gets ready for months in advance. It’s always a good time.
Another thing that’s a big deal where I live, is deer hunting. People around live and breath deer hunting and spend all year getting ready for that short amount of time where they can get up very early in the morning, put on their camouflage, grab their guns, and head out into the woods to their own deer stand and sit and wait on that big boy to come out. Doe’s are killed too, but everyone wants that big buck. Now combine this and a festival and you’ve got Buck Fever.
Buck Fever is held the second weekend in November every year. I don’t know exactly how it got started, but it’s been going on for at least 20 years. And I don’t see it coming to an end anytime soon. People will always want to hunt deer(well around here anyway), and then show off their prize. There are events like pageants, talent shows, a fish fry, and a fresh kill contest where contestants bring their deer to be viewed and judged to see who has the biggest. It’s also a great way to show it off. It’s not limited to age either. This year a contestant who couldn’t been older than 13 entered his deer and it was a nice looking one too. Enjoy some shots from this year and Google Buck Fever when you have a chance.
It was a pleasure getting to photograph such a great event. An event that brings a community together and reunites friends that haven’t seen each other in a long while. I enjoyed it very very much!
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