Scored Free Entry Tickets to the Fair!
August 27, 2017 10:16am CST
We headed out late to the fair last night. Stopped at McDonald's just before we got to the fair and grabbed burgers, chicken nuggets, and French fries for a quick and cheap bite to eat. The cost to enter the fair was $12 per adult. Children under 13 were free. That would have cost us $24 just to get into the fair. As I was rummaging through my purse for the money, a lady stepped up and offered us 2 tickets to get into the fair. Of course I took her up on the offer and thanked her them. We walked around the fair and saw the animals first. Little Miss was in awe of them. After the chicken display we watched an animated chicken show. She loved that. She sang and danced to the songs. We then walked around to the rides. There were only a few rides for little ones. So we got 6 tickets to start out. Tickets were $1.25 each. Most of the rides took 3 or more tickets. She rode the little cars first. Second was the bouncy house and she only stayed a short time inside bouncing around before the novelty of it wore off. Then we went back to the car rides. Hubby got her strapped in and told her not to stand up. She did great on the first ride, but we of course still worried that she would try to stand up. As soon as the ride started, she had a smile on her face. There was a commotion and people yelling stop the ride stop the ride! One of the littles had stood up when the ride started up and fell off the car onto the track. His shirt was hooked on the bumper and he was being dragged on his belly. The operator stopped the ride and grabbed the little boy and handed him to his father. I was freaking just a little bit. The boy unharmed, thankfully! He was shook up as were his parents. The medical staff came over and checked him out. He didn't appear to have any other injuries. We decided that it was a fluke and let Little Miss stay on the ride. It just went around in circles. Told her to hang on the the wheel and not stand up again. She listened and enjoyed the ride. On the way out we walked past the monster trucks that were in the arena. They were very loud and I had to keep blocking her ears to avoid injury from the noise. We went to the John Deer shop and picked up ear plugs for her. They were normally $2 and the shopkeeper gave them to us. That was a nice gesture and we thanked him for the gift. The plugs were a bit too big, but did the job. We didn't get to see the monster trucks because the crowd was too large. So, we decided that it was time to go home. We stopped to pick up a bag of popcorn and visited with the horses again. Then headed for home. Little Miss was exhausted. She walked by herself, holding our hands, through the entire fair. However, she was too wired to fall asleep. Next week we are off again to another fair. There will be fireworks when it is dark. She will love that too. All in all, not too bad for a day of fun. Only spent about $16!
18 people like this
• United States
4 Sep 17
Valerie she was so excited to watch the fireworks. It was a bit cool that night and we wrapped her up in my husband's sweatshirt for warmth. She stayed awake all the way home. Once in bed she was out like a light. The night air was good for her.
• United States
27 Aug 17
Yeah, that was a little bit freaky. After they little guy was checked out they let the ride begin again. It was the child who was at fault for the incident. Sadly I am not certain that his parents told him to stay seated when they strapped him in. He probably decided he didn't want to be on the ride and stood up to get off just as the ride started.
• United States
27 Aug 17
Poor boy. Maybe his dad didn't tell him not to stand up. Although, some kids just dont listen regardless. Glad he wasnt hurt though. Our fair is $12 for adults, $5 for kids 5-12 and 4 and under free. But our ride tickets are just $1 a piece or a bundle for this or that.
• Palisade, Colorado
5 Sep 17
That was so kind of that lady to give you tickets to the fair. That helped save a bunch. Little Miss seemed to have a grand time. I am so glad that she didn't stand up on that ride. I am glad to hear that the little boy wasn't hurt. That had to be scary. I love going to fairs. So where is the next one at?