With a little borrowing and trading, we all loaded into the car, properly attired, and headed for Greenwich, NY- to the Washington County Fair. Washington County happens to be very agricultural, and as a result, this fair is one of the best. Anywhere. Todd and I learned firsthand how sad a County fair can be when we were living in Wheaton, Il, and attended an itty-bitty one. A midway, a flea market and a couple of food stands. Very disappointing!
But don't worry, I believe it's now the cleanest, safest Fair in History as well.
We didn't go to the Fair for the rides. Too expensive! Each kid got one, because we are misers. They are 4 tickets each, and tickets are $1.00! Are you kidding me! We could have gone on a Ride-all-day-for-$20 Day, but it still would have run us $100 before food to do that. We decided the kids were content to enjoy the rest of it and skipped the midway for the most part.
|This bunny thinks he is a Siamese cat.|
|Some kind of rooster. Very special.|
|Pheasant? Quail? can't remember.|
Our fair food choices were maple cotton candy, lemonade, cheese fries...it's one of those times when you just don't think about the fat content.
Towards the end of our time we discovered the 4H youth scavenger hunt. Some of the items on it we had already seen, but we had to finish it so that led us to find the draft animals barn, which we wouldn't have seen otherwise.
At the petting zoo, The Giant and The Girl held baby chicks and killed them. (They say they just went to sleep, but I am not sure.)
Then for a finale, we got our free ice cream from Stewarts (full size cones!) and went to watch the acrobats.
This woman was performing above nothing but concrete and it scared me. Also, I strongly wish she had more clothes on. I mean, is that really necessary? Is it impossible to do a circus act with you bum covered?
By then, it was 5:30 and we had spent more than 6 hours at the fair. People started pouring in the gates for the evening. We were glad it was time to go. That was enough fair for one year.