We're Goin' To The Fair...

There is nothing like a county fair. Just nothing.

You will never happen upon this eclectic mix of people, this eclectic mix of foods, the stomach churning rides mixed with farm animals and strange side shows. Are you a city slicker? Come on, honey, I'm taking you to the fair!

Climb on up in the bleachers with me to check out the Monster Trucks...now scream! You're doing fine. Let's stay here to watch the roll over contest. Cars will ride with two wheels up a ramp and we will collectively count how many times they roll over. For real.

Did you just eat corn dogs, pizza, gyros, french fries and ice cream? Great, let's get on the tilt-o-whirl until we chuck!

Beg daddy for $5 so you can win a goldfish (mom and dad stand behind you and pray for you to miss.)

Oops, crazy lady with the tiger painted face smoking a cigarette. Don't stare, just move quickly away. After she's done spanking her kids in public she will move on to you if you make eye contact.

The carnies love you and all the other folks on this swing ride. To reward you they let you ride extra long...really long...20 minutes long...enough time for you to snap this picture of your kids:

And this picture. Are you okay, you don't look so good...

189/365 Swing, originally uploaded by hopestudios1.

Cutest fair kids ever, say cheese!

Now, take one last look, grab some last minute fried dough, and let's get out of here:

County fair, originally uploaded by hopestudios1.


  1. Great photos! Was that at the Butler fair! My son would've LOVED the monster trucks!

  2. Hi Jen. It looks like a great fair! Tiger face lady was a little scary, though. ;)
    My husband LOVES the fair. There is no missing a fair with him around. He keeps asking if we should go to the state fair, as if two county fairs won't be enough. Tee hee!
    Love the photos.
    Have a great week!

  3. Wow! It looks like you had a great time. I'm now craving corn dogs...sigh.

  4. We went to our local carnival too and the kids loved it (first time for them). Definitely saw some wacky folks but nothing like your tiger lady.

  5. County fairs are so much fun! Great pictures... feels like we are there with you!

  6. Ah yes, the Fair. . .I can smell the popcorn, cotton candy, french fries, sawdust, cows, cool night air. . .Great photos! Thanks for sharing!

  7. what a great day ... though I have to admit that I am really happy I get to live it vicariously through you ... just thinking about the tilt-o-whirl has my stomach feeling woozy! :)

  8. Oh Yeah, the lady with the cat face, her 80's hair and the scowl are classic!

  9. Yeah, the fair. We try to stick to the tractor and animal section. The carnies scare me.

  10. Jen, those were some excellent photos. The County Fair is always fun. People may not want to hear this, but if you eat an elephant ear there, it contains exactly 2,000 calories. Wow! LOL. But I'll eat it anyway, because it tastes so good.


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