A Day at the Fair

January 19, 2012

As promised, here is my post about our day spent at the South Florida Fair. Each year, the weekend after hubby’s birthday, the fair opens and you can usually find us there. This year, we decided to go just as a family. Last year, we ended up going with 6 kids and it gets nerve-wrecking trying to watch over all of them and making sure they return to their parents in one piece!!!

There are so many things to do and see. We usually start in Yesteryear Village, where we look around, maybe tour one or two of the historical buildings and buy our pork-rinds and Kettle-corn! The Kettle-corn is made in a huge old-fashioned open kettle over a fire-pit. It’s fantastic. We also check out the Expo center and all the vendors. But that is usually a quick walk-through… the kids are not that interested in shopping after all.

Then we head over to the different barns and check out all the animals and their ribbons. In the cow barn you can catch a demonstration of how cows are milked, or if you get lucky see a calf being born. We saw two newborn calves again this year… one still had the umbilical cord attached. Not sure I want to see the whole birthing process, though. We love visiting the bunnies, they are too cute. I don’t much enjoy the chicken barn because it just stinks in there. But if you are so inclined you can buy farm fresh eggs. The girls love going to see the horses. I think, they are beautiful animals but to be honest, I’m kind of scared to go near them. They are big and some of them temperamental!!! Our favorite this year were hands-down the goats. They were just so adorable and fun to watch. The girls and I would have loved to take one home but the hubby would not be thrilled with that idea! 🙂

Once we get done “sight-seeing”, it’s off to the midway to enjoy some of the rides. The two older ones can go on some of the more advanced rides now and they are thrill-seekers so they will find the biggest, fastest and loudest rides. The boy made his dad go on one of the big roller-coasters because Middle daughter was a tad too small. I’m glad, it was him and not me. Hubby banged up his knees pretty good on that one. I opted to go on the Ferris wheel at the end of the night. The perfect ending to a wonderful day full of fun, good food, laughter and screams!!!

Can’t wait for next year!!!!

Do you have county fairs or an event you look forward to each year?

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  • Tami January 19, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    We have Kettle Corn in PA too. I always thought it was a local thing. Guess not!!

    • Susi January 19, 2012 at 6:23 pm

      I love, love Kettle Corn… And I’ve been eating it here for years. 🙂