A strangely comforting scent of cow poop mixed with funnel cakes, a bleating calf heard over the soundtrack of the dunking booth chatter, magical lights twinkling over a family of carnies on a cigarette break. It is a truly rural experience, an eye opening snippet of the world amidst diesel, candy apples, and Ferris Wheels.
Try to imagine the soundtrack...a generator hums..."Play til you win! Who wants a chance to win?"..."If you want to go faster, scrrreeeeaaammmm" Popping corn, the roar of a chainsaw, a calliope tune, "Dunk me if you can! Looking for a pitcher!" "Riders, canter please. Turn your horse."...
Can you hear it? Okay, you're ready.
Where else can you soar in the sky
Pet a soft-nosed mare
Watch a lamb nap
Behold the wonder of hatching chick in an old TV cabinet turned incubator
Observe a newborn nursing calf
Or wow grown ups with 12 pull ups?
Lest you think the County Fair is all unicorns and rainbows, some other things will remain unchanged...
You will always see too short shorts
And pet children on a leash
And smashing cars
And finally, I have one more visual for you. I wasn't able to pull out my camera fast enough, and to be honest I was afraid of getting beat up if I did. Imagine a tank top clad D-cup making her way up the bleachers during the demo derby with a hard pack of Marlboro's tucked between her breasts. It was, hands down, the single greatest thing I saw all night! Ha!
Thanks for joining us on our trip to the County Fair!