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A Day at the Fair – 2016

One of my most favorite events every year is going to the fair.  There is something about all of the animals and the delicious food that makes it an amazing experience for me.  I have been going to this same fair since I was little, so I think the nostalgia of it all also plays a role.
When Emma was born we started going annually as a family,
after several years off.  It was this
year, when Emma was about 4 months old that we started the tradition of taking
pictures of the kids next to the giant pumpkins.  I always take Easter and Christmas pictures,
but having these pictures in front of the big pumpkins, as we have added
children and they have grown, it is nice to see the change!

This year was no different. 
We had a wonderful time.  We
started a bit later than we typically do because we went to church before we
went to the fair.

Our fair trip started with lunch.  Fair food, while not in the least bit
healthy, is delicious, and something we all look forward to.  The kids had hot dogs and we shared French fries
with malt vinegar – does anyone else eat their fries this way? 

We continued around looking at the different exhibition
halls, taking a trip back in time with visiting the fair museum as well as
seeing all that the Ancient Ones of Maine had to offer.  I also love to see how the one room schools
were set up as well as the homes, especially how the kitchens had open fires
with a little oven built into the wall. 

The animals are next. 
Emma always wants to take a ride with the horses, and this year was the
second year we saw miniature horses at the fair giving rides to people.  I never realized how much weight they could
actually haul!

I love to see how the kids interact with the animals, showing so much love to them all.  I think that they definitely inherited that from me, considering Matt does 
not want to have the responsibility of farm life – at all.  I think I might be wearing him down a bit though!

It was a wonderful day filled with delicious food, lots of
animals, and family, the perfect way to end the summer. 

Do you attend any
agricultural fairs in your area?  What is
your favorite part?

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  1. Awww it looks like they are having a blast!! We have tons of fairs and festivals in my city and my state, but I haven't been to an agricultural type one in about 10 years.

  2. I love going to the fair too! I look forward to the Hawaii State Farm Fair each August – it has the best food and produce! Not to mention the animals are super cute 🙂

  3. I love going to fairs! It's so fun and it's always a different experience every time. The kids have a lot of fun as well! There will always be good food too, which makes the experience even more amazing.

  4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Fair Food! Its soooo not healthy, but once a year its OK. And its sooooo great to have some cotton candy or fried veggies…anything off the normal path! Looks like a great time!

  5. We don't have fairs here in Peru where I live but we do have a petting zoo that is actually pretty nice not too far from our house. I miss big fairs though like the Wisconsin State Fair. Cream pies and all sorts of cheeses. Very nice post!

  6. Yes, I love fairs! I think animals are my favorite part. I'm always up for some junk food, too. I used to like rides when I was younger, but not so much anymore. My husband likes looking at tractors and other farm equipment. Thank you for letting me tag along!

  7. We go every year. It's one of my daughter's highlights of the year! This is our first year homeschooling so we made a mid week day of it this week. 🙂 Looks like you had a good time! My favorite part this year, other than going on a WEDNESDAY!! was watching my kiddo break through some fear and do things she wanted to do, but was also scared to do!

  8. Looks like y'all had a wonderful time! I think it's great to have a tradition like this. We don't make it to the fair but we usually go to some type of craft show or heritage fair every fall.

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