I think nearly everyone enjoys going to a fair for some reason or another. For some folks, it is because of the countless rides and entertainment booths. Others simply go to enjoy all the deep fried food and the great opportunity to people watch. I enjoy all of the above and that is why I enjoy going to a fair. The atmosphere is like one big party and most people seem to be enjoying themselves and having a great time. You cannot beat that type of setting.
Here in Minnesota, we have an annual event which takes place for 12 days each year, Labor Day always being the last day. It is our annual state fair and it is one of the largest in the country. Yesterday, nearly 189,000 people attended and it is something I really enjoy going to each year. In fact, I usually attend at least a few times ever year. Going once is just not enough!
Probably my favorite part of the fair is all the great food, many of which are on a stick. Sure the food in many cases would make many doctors scream in horror but that does not stop me from enjoying all those great deep fried items. Yesterday, I had a big slab of bacon on a stick which was absolutely delicious! And of course, the pork chops on a stick are second to none. The seasoning that is put on them really rocks. The corn on cob on a stick is awesome too. If you are a sweet tooth, the sweet Martha’s cookies ranks up there as well as some of the ice cream stands. I am addicted to ice cream so I might be a little impartial in my opinion. If you like to eat, the fair is the place to be. You will be in heaven!
If you like to people watch, you will be in heaven too. You see all types of people, young and old, fat and skinny, attractive and ugly. You name it. I always find it fascinating to look at what people are wearing. The best shirt I saw yesterday was that of a young man who had on a Brett Favre t-shirt. The letters and the number 4 were upside down. Obviously someone from Wisconsin! I find it rather hard to believe that so many people wear flip flops to the fair. If I walked around for that long in flip flops, my feet would be a mess.
Of course the booths and exhibits are great too. There are so many to visit and check out. One of the biggest attractions is the miracle of birth area where a live animal is born. A great event for younger children to attend.
Last but least, what would a fair be without all those rides. I have to admit, I am the biggest chicken in the world when it comes to rides. How some people actually have the nerve to go on those rides is beyond me!! Especially on a full stomach!! But some people are thrill seekers. I am just not one of them.
So as you can see, the fair has something for just about anybody. It just goes by too soon. Whenever I drive by the fair site in the winter, I always have great thoughts in my mind about those fun 12 days of summer.