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Re: fairs, State, and County

Postby fantasia_kitty » Sep 08, 2016 11:14 am

*dusts off the thread a year later*

The Kansas State Fair starts tomorrow! :D I didn't get anything entered this year. Just too busy with two little kiddos, but I'm hoping one day as they get older that we can all enter goodies together. ;)
The first day looks like it might be rainy and stormy. Might be a good day to ditch the kids on willing relatives and go through the buildings. But Saturday looks to be GORGEOUS!!!! I'll probably be there most of the day. ;))
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Re: fairs, State, and County

Postby stargazer » Sep 08, 2016 8:35 pm

The Minnesota edition ended on Labor Day, and this year set records for total attendance. It might have been higher except for a few hot days.

I went opening day with friends, and despite perfect weather the attendance that day was the lowest of the fair (around 111,000). That was crowded enough. ;))

Have fun at the fair, fantasia! I remember attending with my friends when their kids were young, and it's fun watching them get excited about the animals and all the sights, sounds, and smells that make fairs unique.
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Re: fairs, State, and County

Postby Puddleglum » Jul 27, 2017 6:43 pm

The local County Fair is starting next week, and I was wondering if I am the only one looking forward to greasy food, and shuffling along rubbing shoulders with total strangers.
If not for that, what about those entering in the various animal, or arts, and crafts competitions? I myself am finally entering the candle lantern that has been sitting on the work bench in different stages of completion.
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Re: fairs, State, and County

Postby stargazer » Jul 28, 2017 9:01 am

Good luck Puddleglum!

A good friend is entering some quiltwork in the State Fair this year. I've never done that; I just resign myself to enjoying that deep-fried food on a stick.

Hard to believe it's less than a month now to the Minnesota State Fair.
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Re: fairs, State, and County

Postby fantasia_kitty » Jul 29, 2017 4:47 am

The Kansas State Fair is coming up in September, however, we went to the County Fair a couple weeks back for the first time ever and that was a LOT of fun. It's been years since I've been to a county fair and so I've forgotten how small and cute they are. We watched a demolition derby for a while (highly amusing LOL), walked by a cattle auction, and hit up the ferris wheel....and several other rides. And then we had to deal with screaming children who were not at all ready to leave. I think when the state fair gets here we're going to have to do bracelet day. :P
And my children both sort of ate pronto pups! My son doesn't like the corn meal breading, and my daughter doesn't care for the hot dog, but starvation drove them to eating some of both. ;)

But back to the state fair, I will be entering something this year, dunno what just yet, if only for the steeply discounted fair tickets. ;)
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Re: fairs, State, and County

Postby Puddleglum » Aug 11, 2017 7:10 pm

Well. I can say that it was a success in arts, and crafts this year. Well. Sort of. The lantern got second place to a siblings entry :-o
All the more motivation to do better next time. Before you shake your heads, do not tell me you have never competed against siblings.
Many of the winning entries I hope will try for the State Fair. One in particular was a very good carving of a house from Cotton Wood bark. Another was a small house of stone, literally made of small stones.
We still had the regular Fair food. Cheese curds were first of course. Followed by a corn dog for the Mrs. while I had a corn Brat. ( no, children were not on the menu ). This meal was finished off by a funnel cake with powdered sugar.
Very much looking forward to the State Fair where the sibling plans on exposing his entries to a more severe judging /:) I wish him well.
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Re: fairs, State, and County

Postby Puddleglum » Aug 19, 2017 9:23 pm

Getting ready for the "Great Minnesota Get Together". From what the papers have been telling us there will be even more opportunities to go off my diet. The sibling has entered his entered his craft items from the county fair. We shall see if he can repeat his success.
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