Friday, August 5, 2011

County Fair - Old Fashioned Fun

Every summer during the first week of August, Main Street becomes quiet and moves to the County Fair.  Do you think I'm exaggerating?  I'm not!  County Fair is the hub of all social activity for one whole week.  People take vacation time from work; businesses close and move to Fair; new entrepreneurial enterprises come to life.

Here in Sherman County, Kansas, the tradition of County Fair is alive and well.  We own our own carnival, so we can let our kids loose to ride carnival rides to their heart's content.  On wristband night, it is $10.00 to ride all they rides they want as many times as they want.  The people that maintain and operate all the rides and game booths are our neighbors, and their kids and grandkids are running around the fairgrounds with our kids and grandkids.  Small town culture at it's best!

The kiddie ride run by our local Rotary Club.  
The guy in the bright green shirt running the ride is Tom, the editor of our local newspaper, the Goodland Star-News.

Dean, a local banker, is running the ferris wheel.

View from the ferris wheel - Isn't the Kansas sunset beautiful!

The best dish scrubbies in the world, all handmade and only $1.25!  
I stock up every summer.

This is Connie, who makes the scrubbies.

Of course, we can't forget the 4-H pigs.  
Here they are, after a hard day's work at the swine show.

1 comment:

Unni Strand said...

Wow! This sounds great! I hope you have/had fun!