Monday, June 30, 2014

The County Fair

We were given some free tickets to go to the county fair. Our kids have never been to a fair so we figured it was time to share the experience. 

 Molly really wanted to ride the Ferris Wheel. She was exactly 42 inches which was the required height to be able to ride. She was a little scared at first but I think everyone enjoyed the ride.

 They had a lot of different rides but they wanted a whole lot of tickets inorder to ride. So we mostly just walked through the midway and looked at tall the rides.
 They boys did get to do the bumper cars too.

 We headed to the exhibit halls and wandered through them.
 We all enjoyed looking at the artwork, quilts, preserves and handicrafts and looked for all the blue ribbons. The kids particularly liked the table settings exhibit. People would design elaborate table setting, usually with a theme. There were a lot of Downton Abby themed settings. The boys like the Hobbit themed settting. Molly liked the Frozen setting.

We then headed out to the barns to see the livestock. Evidently it was pig day because the barn was full of pigs and not much else. We were told the Sheep were being brought in the next day. We also went to the small animal barns and say the rabbits and chickens. I had no idea there were so many different types of bunnies and chickens.  It was fun to see and even talk to a few of the owners.

We only spent about 3 hours touring the fair.  We were happy that our tickets to get in were Free. We wouldn't have gone otherwise.  But it was fun for the kids to experience what a county fair is like.  This was quite a big one.  A whole lot bigger than the ones I remember going to in my county growning up.

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