Fall is the most beautiful season (arguably my favorite) but summer is certainly the most fun. So although I mourn the end of summer, something special happens at that time. You still get the sticky warmth of summer nights but with the flavors of caramel apples and pumpkin spice. The best way to kick off the turn of these seasons is with an evening of fun at an old county fair.
It feels surreal entering an oasis of neon lights in the midst of an otherwise pitch black night.
With little patience for the lines we headed straight for the games. We all know these games are rigged so you can’t win before emptying your wallet, but what would you even do if you won a bike?!
I am completely unashamed to admit I come just for the fair food – cotton candy and candy apples to be specific. Since I only get to indulge at the fair once a year its especially fun to load up on sticky sweets and junk food. Have you ever tried fried oreos? Or better yet, fried butter? Not going to lie. They both get the silent, mouth full, nod of approval from me.
We couldn’t entirely skip the rides though, so after getting our fill of food and games we grabbed a handful of tickets and got in line for my favorite ride. I’m talking giddy little five-year-old girl sort of favorite. The swings. We were well above the average age of the other riders, but no matter how old, you will never be able to talk me out of the swings. I love watching the whole neon lit world as it flies by.
There seem to be a few sites out there that allow you to track fairs and festivals all over the country, so do a quick google search and bookmark your favorite. In the mean time, here’s a list of the 10 best state fairs in the US.