Confession time. I am THAT girl. The one who truly does get excited for the travelling fall fair. It might be pathetic, but it’s true! The question I keep asking myself is WHY? Why out of the the four people in my house, two of them being littlish people, am I the one who gets the most enjoyment out of this annual fall event. Is it perhaps the people watching? How can you get tired of spotting
gawking at a grown man with multiple exotic birds sitting pooping all over on his shoulders, groups of teens dressed in everything from Goth to prep and pierced EVERYWHERE, and the true characters that work the games! Some might argue the view is better when hanging out far far above the crowd. (you don’t get caught staring)
Perhaps it’s the super cute animal shows, all rescue dogs of course, bringing the crowds to their feet with their agility, strength and just pure cute factor!
I know the rides are part of the intrigue, sometimes making me shake in my boots, other times making me laugh until I cry as the same phrase is yelled over and over, “Do you want to go faster?”. Am I the only one who doesn’t want to go faster??
Of course it could be the truly awesome snackage! Everything from deep fried butter tarts, beer nuts, to the best fudge ever. So worth the calories. you burn it all off laughing and gawking anyway. FYI Below is a picture of TWO deep fried butter tarts with a little whip cream and chocolate sauce on top, you know, because it would be silly to have deep fried pastries without whip cream!
The draw of the fair might be the look on my little one’s face as she gets to not only see, but touch something truly amazing for the very first time. Soft, cute, educational, even inspiring! (Ack and now I am off both eggs and chickens for awhile)
I know this once a year event is not fancy, and it certainly isn’t cheap, but it is fun. Good old fashioned, laugh till your sides hurt, eat till you feel sick, memory making fun. I hope my girls will let me continue to drag them to the fair for years to come because truth is, I adore being THAT girl.