First Time at the County Fair

Have you ever been to a county fair? August always opens in our Minnesota community with the county fair. But I’ve never been. My whole family has, but I’ve resisted. Until this weekend when I stopped being such a snob and we descended on the place where. . .

A person can still showcase
blue ribbon livestock, canning and baking, crafts, vegetables, flowers and art.

And eat deep fried food—fried cheesecake, monster ears and
cheese curds—that repulse us anywhere else.
(Surprisingly, for this up north town, the nachos were the best we’ve ever had.)

And put children on live ponies that circle around like a carousel
and even get all the authentic smells that go with it.

And watch it come to an end on a
dazzling-for-child yet fearful-for-mom ride at $3.00 a ticket.


  1. Mozi Esme's Mommy
    Aug 4, 2008

    When we moved to small-town Oregon I went to the county fair for the first time and loved it! Not enough to get involved and enter all the contests, but it was fun to see what everyone else did.

  2. Rebecca
    Aug 4, 2008

    County and state fairs are the best. I’m glad you changed your mind and attended- even if everything is overpriced and overgreasy!

  3. munchkinsandmusic
    Aug 4, 2008

    Looks like fun! Our fair is so much fun. I look forward to it every year.

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