Outfit Details:

Patricia Wolf jacket (similar here and here), L.L Bean shirt, Cherish skirt (old, similar here), Ariat boots, Michael Kors cuff (old. I like the texture of this one), BP sunglasses (I love white sunglasses), Vintage earrings

Patricia Wolf jacket and L. L. Bean plaid shirt at Sandwich FairPatricia Wolf jacket and Ariat tall boots at Sandwich Fair

This past weekend I traveled to Sandwich, New Hampshire for the annual Sandwich Fair. The town of Sandwich is a quintessential New England village nestled between the White Mountains and Lakes Region. It was chartered in 1763 in honor of John Montague, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich.

Patricia Wolf jacket with white retro sungalssesstyle blogger Mary O'Neill at New Hampshire Sandwich Fair

The Sandwich Fair is a local tradition on Columbus Day weekend and dates back to 1886. It encompasses all the customary carnival attractions along with oxen pulls, animal shows, antique car parades, tractor pulls, and live music. There are always a few unexpected twists that I imagine you would only see in New Hampshire: kiddo tractor pulls, a professor of pumpkinology… Basically it’s a mixture of carnival and country! The flashing colors of fall foliage burning between rolling fields and clear sky are the backdrop. It was fun to go back and experience the fair again as I hadn’t been to it since I was 5.

L. L. Bean plaid shirt on Mary O'NeillFall fashion at the Sandwich Fair

I think the cutest thing I saw (besides the animals!) was the child’s tractor pull competition. They had the little kids on pedal tractors with a plastic sled attached to the back. As the child pedaled past, people lining the path would add one brick at a time so the load became heavier and heavier. It was so cute to see the little legs pedaling like crazy and then going slower and slower as the load became heavier.

pastel blue Patricia Wolf suede fringe jacket at Sandwich FairPatricia Wolf jacket and mini skirt at the Sandwich Fairsuede fringe jacket and tall leather boot for fallPatricia Wolf fringe western jacket

I’m wearing a fabulous Patricia Wolf jacket, handmade in Texas. It was the perfect weight for the fair day as the weather was ideal – crisp but with a warm sun. I enjoy wearing things that are a bit different. The pastel blue is not a color you see everyday in jackets like this. My boots are by Ariat, an equestrian brand with which I am very familiar. I have been riding and competing my horse since the age of 5 and there is no better brand for boots that are durable but still look good.

Mary O'Neill at the annual Sandwich Fair in New Hampshire

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