Scored Free Entry Tickets to the Fair!

United States
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!
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• United States
27 Aug 17
Now that was super Elusive!! And only $16 the whole time. So happy for you all.
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• United States
27 Aug 17
Thanks OT. We had a fun time. It isn't my favorite fair, but it was a good one to introduce Little Miss to. She had the best time.
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• United States
27 Aug 17
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@TheSojourner (17304)
• United States
27 Aug 17
LOVE THE FAIR. Great price, free tickets, and for $16.
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• United States
29 Aug 17
It was good to spend so little to have so much fun. The next fair is Saturday and I am sure that we will spend a bit more on that day. Oh well, at least we have fun!
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• United States
29 Aug 17
@ElusiveButterfly I usually don't get away with that little. I love the new gadgets and stuff in the Home exhibition hall. LOL
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• United States
31 Aug 17
@CoralLevang I don't buy anything usually..
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Sep 17
I'm glad she had fun at the fair. It's sad when kids don't listen. I'm glad the boy wasn't hurt. I'm sure she'll love the fireworks at the next fair.
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• 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.
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Sep 17
@ElusiveButterfly I'm glad she loved the fireworks. It's so good to see a smile on a little one's face. I can imagine she was asleep as soon as you got her home.
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• United States
6 Sep 17
@just4him it didn't take long for her to fall asleep. She was up quite late. Thought she would sleep on the way home, but she was too wired for that.
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@Platespinner (17062)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
29 Aug 17
We're looking forward to our regional fair next month. We usually go early on the opening day and get in for half price. That's fantastic that you got free tickets!
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• United States
29 Aug 17
Most of the fairs are at least an hour drive or more away. Opening day is usually during the week and considering that we have to work the next day, it isn't reasonable to go on a weekday.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
29 Aug 17
@ElusiveButterfly I understand that! Our fair is pretty close, only about 20 minutes, and opens at 11 AM on a Friday.
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• United States
29 Aug 17
@Platespinner Ours usually run from Wednesday to usually Sunday.
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• United States
27 Aug 17
Sounds like a day made in heaven! Except for the one incident with the little boy.
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• 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.
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• United States
29 Aug 17
@ElusiveButterfly Poor little guy!
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• United States
29 Aug 17
@Jeanniemaries scared the parents more than the child.
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@LadyDuck (176483)
• Switzerland
27 Aug 17
I am sure she enjoyed every minute of this beautiful day. I wonder why they make those show so horribly loud, they are dangerous for the ears.
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• United States
27 Aug 17
I couldn't even take the level of the noise. I chose to cover her sensitive ears instead of mine.
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@LadyDuck (176483)
• Switzerland
28 Aug 17
@ElusiveButterfly I cannot stay in places with this level of noise, I immediately get a terrible headache.
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• United States
29 Aug 17
@LadyDuck I personally do not like watching them. Hubby gets a kick out of it though. I would have to wear earplugs to watch them. I can't take the noise.
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@RubyHawk (29375)
• Atlanta, Georgia
31 Aug 17
Sounds like fun was had by all especially by little miss.A good deal.
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• United States
4 Sep 17
We spent more at the second fair. The fireworks were worth the money spent.
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@RubyHawk (29375)
• Atlanta, Georgia
5 Sep 17
@ElusiveButterfly Glad you all had fun.
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@Courtlynn (55167)
• 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.
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• United States
29 Aug 17
I am planning on spending at least $20 on rides for her at the next fair we go to. This Saturday is my favorite fair. Has fireworks after dark on Saturday!
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@Courtlynn (55167)
• United States
29 Aug 17
@ElusiveButterfly exciting! Love fairs and fireworks
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@FayeHazel (19951)
• United States
5 Sep 17
Wow, 2 free tix were a nice gift from the lady! You did good - fair food is so tasty but expensive, sometimes I do that too - I will eat somewhere cheap before I go. Happy that kid was alright
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• United States
5 Sep 17
I bought some yeast so I can make fried dough for the hubby. Cheaper that way.
@DianneN (84977)
• United States
31 Aug 17
What a wonderful day you all had and for $16!!!! People can be so kind! Poor little boy must have had a huge fright!
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• United States
4 Sep 17
The little guy was not even crying. I think he was too scared to cry. His parents were freaking out.
@AmbiePam (50111)
• United States
28 Aug 17
That sounds like a great time for a really good price. And it's so fun to see the little ones enjoy themselves.
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• United States
29 Aug 17
The next fair we are going to has a fireworks display after dark on Saturday. She loves fireworks so it will be another good day.
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@Susan2015 (21698)
• United States
27 Aug 17
That was nice of her to give you the tickets. Glad you had a good time.
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• United States
29 Aug 17
Thank you, it was a good time indeed.
@Corbin5 (116145)
• United States
27 Aug 17
Oh, what you had!! So glad that you scored the free tickets and so nice of the earplugs being free of charge too. I bet Little Miss was tired after all that fun!!!
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• United States
29 Aug 17
She was really tired, but so wound up that she didn't fall asleep on the ride home. However, she did fall fast asleep when her head hit the pillow!
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• United States
27 Aug 17
Sounds like a fun day for all especially since you got free tickets and the whole day was only $16. Wow that must have been very scary when that little boy fell off the ride but a miracle that he wasn't hurt.
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• United States
27 Aug 17
He was scared and his parents were frantic. I wonder now if they told him to stay in his seat and not stand up. We repeatedly told Little Miss that she was not to stand up and not to tamper with the buckle.
@marguicha (102189)
• Chile
27 Aug 17
What a wonderful day! And how lucky you were to have thet nice lady give you her tickets!
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• United States
27 Aug 17
I felt quite fortunate that we got the free tickets. We wanted to go to another fair next weekend and was not sure if we could afford to go to both. Now we can go to the next one too!
@Hate2Iron (8022)
• Canada
27 Aug 17
That sounds like a pretty awesome day for $16.00... I really have to check to see when the fair starts here in Manitoba. I have no idea and haven't heard anything about it as of yet!
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@velvet53 (17418)
• 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?
@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
5 Sep 17
Sounds like a good time you all had.