Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Twice to the fair

ferris wheel
free fair tickets
ice cream stand
swings in the sky
cutout fun
sky riders
stadium lights at the fair
alex taking charge
grilled cheese sandwich
The last time we gallivanted over to the fair, the husband and I exchanged books for admission. This time, we were a group of 15+ that bartered canned goods for entrance privileges. As we moseyed about the contemporary fairgrounds replete with fatty fare, costly diversions, and legions of patrons, my mind wandered to question how the ancient tradition came to be. I oft read about county fairs where entire towns gathered to witness local livestock and homemade goods be judged for supremacy, particularly during the era when pioneers farmed their own livestock and crops. I am aware we now live in a consumer society, but really, why don't we do these things at fairs anymore? I’m all for participating in a pie contest, rather than paying ten dollars for a kabob. Maybe I’m too influenced by Little House on the Prairie? Anyway, I am thankful for the husband who led the group through the vast sea of stalls to pinpoint the grilled cheese stand all in order to satisfy my grilled cheese sandwich craving. It was thoroughly fun to go with a band of friends, even though hanging out with younger folks always impresses upon us how we are past our prime – we were pooped by 9:00pm.


  1. Ah, Helen, your pictures are phenomenal! So beautiful. You have a gift, sweet friend!! What a fun day at the fair, I agree with your sentiments! xoxo

  2. Oh my gosh, you guys have a grilled cheese stand at your fairs?! That's amazing ( and delicious! ). Your pictures are beautiful, and sounds like a truly superb outing.

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  3. Ah these photos are SO beautiful! I'm so jealous of these fairs you keep going to! xo

  4. Love these pictures, you made the fair and those rides look pretty! I want to go to a fair now too

  5. Once again your pictures are amazing. What camera do you use?
    Fairs in the US sounds interesting and fun.

  6. Oh goodness, what terrific and fun photographs! I've only been to the OC fair, the the LA one looks superb! Perhaps sometime in my future I can visit as well!


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