Wednesday, August 21, 2013

County Fair Time

Last week was the last week of summer. That also means it was county fair week around here.  We wanted to be able to go a couple of times, but it never worked out that way.  We decided to go on Thursday and I took a half day off from work to be able to spend more time there.

We got to the fair early enough that it was not too crowded.  We told the kids they could pick two rides each.  There are only so many that Benjamin can go on and it gets so expensive otherwise. Benjamin picked the obstacle course along with Henry.  Ben was too short to go alone, so I had the joy of going with him.  And he complained the whole way through!?!
"Mommy, I don't like this part!"

After that the boys rode motorcycles while Frances went on a small roller coaster.  Then she did the helicopter ride and we left the ride area to avoid further temptations.

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"Vroom! Vroom!"
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We also splurged on some cotton candy for the kids before we picked out dinner.  There are so many food choices at the fair, and my kids picked chicken while I had a taco wrap.  Real fair food, there!! 

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Cotton Candy
After dinner, we decided to watch an alligator show and a high wire act.  Both of them were fun and the kids got to hold baby alligators for a picture.  Of course I left that picture at home, so I'll try and remember it tomorrow.  The kids were riveted by the alligator show.




And Benjamin jumped up and down screaming "awesome" through most of the high wire act!.

The kids wanted to go through the animal barns next, so that's what we did.  The had so much fun looking at all the chicken, rabbits, cows, pigs, goats, etc.  My favorite part was when they got to the pig barn a bit ahead of me.  When I came around the corner all three of my kids were snorting at the first pig they had come to.  You could barely hear the kids over the sounds of the livestock, but it was still hysterical!
Not the animal barns

We managed to get most of the way through the parking lot before the kids decided that they were so tired they couldn't walk anymore, so I'll call this trip a success.  We love going to the county fair every year!









6 comments :

  1. I adore fair food! So yummy! :) Loved the obstacle course story...isn't that exactly how it always goes! ;)-Ashley

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    1. I *really* wanted a funnel cake, but I didn’t want to have to share it so I skipped it altogether. Does that make me a bad mom??

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  2. I love the fair! Our fair season kicks off this weekend and I actually have a fair calendar (post-it) on my computer with a list of all of the local county and even state fairs. I can't wait! There will be photos.

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    1. I think county fair season must get later as you go farther north!

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  3. I love fairs! Ours is next month and we're going!

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    1. I wish we could have spent more time at ours!

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