All the ingredients needed for the fair.
Some of my fondest memories of my youth were spent at the county fair. We looked forward to fair time all summer long, even though it meant school would be starting soon. There were the 4-H friends I saw only at the fair every summer, the fair food (yum!), the rides, and the freedom of roaming the fairground without parents.
In my mind, the fair is one of those magical summer events. When we lived in MN there were three county fairs within 20 minutes of our house, on three separate weekends, and we attended each fair. Every year. Some of it was due to the fact that Lance had clients with cows at the fair so it necessitated him making an appearance, but most of it was because I love the fair.
Since living in Idaho we have attended the state fair but for one reason or another have been out of town for the county fair. Until this year. On Friday night, we ventured out for our first Idaho county fair.
The carnival was a typical fair carnival. The food was great. The exhibits were a bit on the slim side (I was a bit disappointed in the lack of exhibits). But the biggest surprise about our local fair was that your admission ticket also pays for the evening concert. The concert on Friday night was.... Kelly Pickler former American Idol contestant.
I think the fair, probably the state fair, will always be a part of our summer activities. There is just something about the fair that just draws me to it year after year.
Here is a little clip I took of Landon on the mechanical bull. I am not sure who had more fun, Landon or Lance.