Fair Season 2019

By Faye
@FayeHazel (29427)
United States
August 14, 2019 12:21pm CST
Hi My Lot, As a friend of mine put it - I'm a big, giant "fair groupie". lol. That is - I go to as many county fairs as I possibly can. Do you like fairs? Or for our non-U.S. friends - do you have something similar in your area? Do you enjoy going to them? I can't help it. There is just something so magic about fair food scents in the air, looking at the animals, watching people, and fair lights. Playing bingo, listening to music.... You see the most interesting things. An old man with a long white beard looking like pirate santa, dozens of teen girls who were probably told not to leave the house dressed "like that". Teen age boys who act like they know everything. Someone walking their rooster. Lights on fair rides. The vendors selling overpriced goods, playing the same song on repeat. Of particular note - this year I have managed to * see a water skiing squirell * feed a white tiger There is another 1 or 2 I may go to... time will tell, but happily I have gone to 4 different fairs so far this year and that is doing fairly well. :-) Have you been to any? Photo: Pixabay
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@JohnRoberts (88260)
• Los Angeles, California
14 Aug
I have not been to a fair since I was a kid.
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@FayeHazel (29427)
• United States
18 Aug
Do you enjoy them, or not so much?
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@JohnRoberts (88260)
• Los Angeles, California
18 Aug
@FayeHazel I suppose I did as a kid.
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@CarolDM (37109)
• United States
14 Aug
Years ago I would take my son but not any more. I like the food. Unhealthy but good.
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@FayeHazel (29427)
• United States
18 Aug
Ah yes, I love the fair food as well, not too good for you, but oh so fun
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@porwest (17779)
• United States
14 Aug
I LOVE fairs. My favorite is back home. The Wisconsin State Fair. We didn't make it this year. But I LOVE it.
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@FayeHazel (29427)
• United States
18 Aug
Oh cool! Will you go to any around you this year?
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@porwest (17779)
• United States
20 Aug
@FayeHazel Unfortunately where I live currently there aren't as many. There really aren't any around here that interest me like many of the ones we went to in Wisconsin. We usually go to a BBQ fest and the Chili Cook Off. But not much else. We try to get to the Wisconsin State Fair every year, but we do miss it sometimes. This year was one of the years we missed it.
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@FayeHazel (29427)
• United States
20 Aug
@porwest BBQ fest sounds pretty great though
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@DianneN (125764)
• United States
21 Aug
The last one I went to was in Denmark 5 years ago. Always fun!
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@FayeHazel (29427)
• United States
22h
Oh cool! I hope you get to go again soon if you want. I wonder how European fairs differ from the little county fairs here
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@DianneN (125764)
• United States
20h
@FayeHazel They are a tad different. They have restaurants to eat in with fine dining and set in parks.
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@FayeHazel (29427)
• United States
29m
@DianneN Oh wow, that's interesting. Different than here "food on a stick" lol
@moonandstars (21051)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
16 Aug
Yes, for some holidays but, people are starting to abandon this tradition and those people who come on fairs, the entertainers well, they don't come as they used to, like they know it won't be a big profit.
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@FayeHazel (29427)
• United States
18 Aug
Ah that is unfortunate when that happens
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
20 Aug
@FayeHazel It is like, dementors in Harry Potter, someone destroys your happiness
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@FayeHazel (29427)
• United States
20 Aug
@moonandstars Yes, amazing how many real life comparisons are in that series
@teamfreak16 (43310)
• Denver, Colorado
15 Aug
Well, I went to the Colorado State Fair a couple times in the 80's to see a couple bands. Do Oktoberfest and Spring Fest in Germany count? Because those were a blast!
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@FayeHazel (29427)
• United States
18 Aug
Heh heh I think Oktoberfest and Spring Fest would count double if you're in Germany. :-)
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@teamfreak16 (43310)
• Denver, Colorado
18 Aug
@FayeHazel - Oh, the fun I had!
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@FayeHazel (29427)
• United States
19 Aug
@teamfreak16 So many experiences :-)
@amadeo (99874)
• United States
14 Aug
same here been while going to a fair.Nice to see you been awhile around here
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@FayeHazel (29427)
• United States
18 Aug
Thanks! I have missed you !
@amadeo (99874)
• United States
18 Aug
@FayeHazel Getting ready for the fair are you?
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@FayeHazel (29427)
• United States
19 Aug
@amadeo Ah yes, I've already been to a lot of the small county ones. Now have plans with a friend possibly to go to state fair :-)
@just4him (167067)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Aug
It's been a long time since I've been to the Brown County Fair here. It's sometime this month, and it doesn't look like I'll be going this year either. I totally enjoyed it the time I went.
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@FayeHazel (29427)
• United States
18 Aug
That's interesting, there's a Brown Co. here, too. It's South. I've been wanting to get to that one in MN since it's held in New Ulm, where I grew up. I wish you could go … but hope your summer is nice anyway
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@just4him (167067)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Aug
@FayeHazel I found out it started on Thursday and ends today. I couldn't go, so maybe next year.
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@FayeHazel (29427)
• United States
19 Aug
@just4him true, there is always next time
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@Gillygirl (36074)
• Sutton, England
14 Aug
I haven't been to a fair, only driven past them. I do like a fair atmostphere
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@FayeHazel (29427)
• United States
18 Aug
Aw I hope that you get to experience one if you are so inclined
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@Gillygirl (36074)
• Sutton, England
18 Aug
@FayeHazel In my advanced years, I have experienced many. There will be a local fair here soon so I will tag along with my little family
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@FayeHazel (29427)
• United States
19 Aug
@Gillygirl Nice! I hope you tell me about it
@1hopefulman (44052)
• Canada
16 Aug
Wow, a water skiing squirrel! I didn't know that squirrels could do that?
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@FayeHazel (29427)
• United States
18 Aug
Me either! Apparently they can, but not real well. The squirrel made it 3 laps around a small pool before jumping ogg
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@1hopefulman (44052)
• Canada
18 Aug
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
14 Aug
I love fairs..the oldest one I have been to is Abingdon town fair in England that is one of the oldest in UK at least. And another one I went to was the Puck fair in Ireland. I do love fairs.
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@FayeHazel (29427)
• United States
18 Aug
Oh wow, and England has such a lot more history than us here. I wonder how the European fairs differ from the little county fairs here
@Corbin5 (153180)
• United States
14 Aug
I find fairs to be magical too. So much to see and do at a fair.
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@FayeHazel (29427)
• United States
18 Aug
Oh so very true :-)
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