Saturday I took a tour through the this years David International Fair. I got there around noon as I had heard that there was a Colombian horse competition. More on that later. I didn’t take as many photos as in past years, but if you don’t see enough, visit previous fair posts. The fair is pretty much the same every year.
Parking was $2.00. Entrance to the fair is 50 cents for jubilados. This photo is looking out the main entrance at the street filled with beverage vendors. At night these will all be full. You can see a roller coaster in the photo. I didn’t walk in the area that normally has the rides, so I don’t know if they were all moved or just some of them.
Saturday was a very hot day. Maybe that was the reason, I had a hard time really getting into going to the fair this year. I would like to go at night some time, but to do that, I would recommend going in a group. At night the fair will be filled with loud music, tons of people a few who want to remove your wallet from your pocket.
There would be a reasonable number of police, but not enough to prevent pickpockets. At any rate, I continue to go during the day time.
Since I got there at noon and I was hungry, I went directly to the same eating place I went to last year, Dairy Queen. I had to have my once a year chili dog. Here are the prices of DQ menu.
My hot dog was great. Could have been a tad hotter, but still good.
Another had an order of nachos.
I topped it off with a strawberry sundae. YUM!
This is the young lady that served me. If you see her, tell her you saw her on Chiriquí Chatter on the Internet.
The fairgrounds were as beautiful as ever. Here are some random photos.
There was plenty of places to eat. This one was serving roasted chicken. There were others with burgers, sausage sticks and other good stuff.
There were displays with heavy equipment.
This tractor was made in India.
All of the car dealers were represented. Here is the newest dealer in David, the Honda Dealer.
Here is the General Motors and Kia dealer.
This is a Lifan auto (China) from Distribuidora David. This is the first of these I have see. I have seen many Lifan motor scooters.
Here are Suzuki and Suburu.
Here is a Seat. Also notice the three wheeled scooter.
Many of the booths had lovely ladies to help you. This one was agreeable to have her photo taken.
Remember that I told you that today was going to be a international horse competition of of Colombian horses starting at noon. Having set my watch to Panamanian time I arrived at the arena at 1:30PM and was still early by1 ½ hours. Maybe Colombian watched need to be adjusted a little more.
Promptly at 3:))Pm things started getting underway. Following will be photos from the first competition. Here is contestant number 2.
Now there are a set of chaps.
Here is a photo of both competitors doing their stuff.
They had a wooden runway the horses had to cross. There was a microphone beneath it and you could hear the horse clopping across.
Here you see them taking their horsed around the posts.
The horsed did some high stepping.
Here is the winner receiving the blue ribbon. As good looking as the young ladies were that brought out the ribbon, I wished I had a horse in the competition.
The fours I had allow myself to see the fair expired following this show. As I was walking out, I heard that there were 28 more horses to come.
On my way out I made a couple more stops. I always like to see the furniture that is brought in. This came from Nicaragua.
If I had a patio, I would buy these,
I made a quick walk through a couple pavilions and saw James Johnston and ARCOIRIS. He got up and came over and talked to me. He said that many friends of his in the US had see his photos and he said thanks for posting it. He said they are performing nightly with a larger group around 8 PM. If you see them you will be well entertained.
That concluded this year’s visit to the David Fair. If you go at night, tell me how you liked it. There were many things I didn’t take photos of this year such as the agriculture area and the livestock.
Here is 2008′s post.