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Throwback Thursday: What’s your favorite part of a county fair? #TBT

It's Thursday!


It July already and we are into that time of the year when county and state fairs start popping up. Carnival rides, live stock exhibitions, vegetables competition, food trucks, ... all the good stuff :)

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I think I enjoy the most just walking around, seeing people, and getting grilled corn on the cob. Lathered in some kind of lemon butter. That is soooo good!


How about you - what’s your favorite part of a county or state fair?

Let’s make it a great Thursday!


John M Funk Community Leader Jul 01, 2021

I haven't been to the county fair in many years - but this brings back lot of memories! I always enjoyed the rides, but I think the thing I remember most is the aromas walking around. With various food stands/trailers and more permanent open air food providers available, there were smells of corn dogs and cotton candy and hamburgers cooking, etc. 

All of that culminating in a delightful tickling of a youngster's nose.  :-)

Thanks for the post!

Jack Brickey Community Leader Jul 01, 2021

People watching! You see all sorts of people there.


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John M Funk Community Leader Jul 01, 2021

Ah, that's a good one @Jack Brickey  - and the fair is a great place for that!

I've never been to one, but I can imagine that I would probably steer clear of the rides and spend all my time eating :p 

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Taking my neices and nephews around them and explaining stuff like "this is where burgers come from", "no we don't grow spaghetti trees in this country, that's why the food stall has bread instead" and "if you put a slice of bacon in the DVD player, you get a film about this sort of pig".

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Thanks guys for your fun answers.

Yes @John M Funk  & @Jack Brickey , lots of fun folk to see at the fair!

@Thorhalla Gudmundsdottir Beck  you've never been? I remember being at a farm in a summer (maybe 1980) close by Húsafell and we drove all the way to Selfoss to attend Landbúnaðarsýning. That was a kind of a fair, I guess...  :)

@Nic Brough _Adaptavist_ yes, excellent opportunity to explain "stuffs" at the fair! 

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@Kristján Geir Mathiesen no. In 1980 I would have been about 4. :p So I don't think I'd remember that one even if I'd been there. I don't think we travelled a lot. I only ever remember going to places that were like one two hours, three hours away (like my grandmothers place) or closer. But then again we might have been to loads of places but I don't remember it. Most of my childhood is a bit hazy for some reason. I can recite Mel Brooks films from start to finish but don't ask me about my first day of school. Or, you know, the first year of school for that matter :p

@Thorhalla Gudmundsdottir Beck  hahaha. Well, maybe we need to see/hear you recite some Mel Brooks movies...

For me it's all about the food - churros, funnel cake, ice cream, corn dogs, and here in WA state, the native american tribes sell grilled salmon and frybread that is sooo good!! 

@Kristján Geir Mathiesen Lol, there's an idea for a YouTube series XD

Taranjeet Singh Community Leader Jul 02, 2021

I like these county fairs for the food options they provide, and the different rides and animal shows they provide as my 6 year old likes them a lot. Overall, they are a complete fun for the whole family.


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