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Country Fair Time

It's Fall time in the south and that means county fairs can be found almost every weekend. 

We went to one this past weekend, one I had heard about for years but could never make it. I think I know why: it took us 30 minutes to cover the last mile b/c of so much traffic. LOL

If we go any slower, we'd be
sitting still. LOL
It was insanely busy (as I mentioned previously), with lots of vendors selling homemade crafts, information booths, food vendors, demonstrations and tractor know, typical county/country fair type deals.

First stop was to find food. We'd gone to church that morning and rushed home to change and let the dogs out and then head to the fair. The only thing we could find that McKayla would eat was chicken tenders and fried okra. Sadly, it wasn't very good (I ordered some too) but with a little salt and pepper added, it was slightly improved.

After eating, we do what we always do: start at one end and work our way up and down each aisle checking out the vendors and taking "notes" of where we want to go back to buy. McKayla found her two places: face painting and balloon animals but I never saw anything that struck me.

We then headed across the street where they had the tractor and car show, petting pen (it was a kennel with 2 piglets, that was it LOL), pony ride (sad ponies walking in circles, pratically asleep :-( ) and a "train ride" (pictures of which you've seen throughout LOL).

Then we headed to stand in line for an hour for face painting. Yes, you read that right. An HOUR. For face painting. But you do what makes your kids happy and it wasn't like we had anywhere else to go.

It was definitely a long wait (I ended up having to go sit down for a bit) but the smile on her face was worth the wait.

They had a full length mirror with a box of accessories and you know my little diva had to pose.....

And pose. :-D

A must do at any county/country fair is to get Funnel Cake. A MUST. So we found a vendor and settled in the shade to chow down. John said it wasn't cooked long enough, too doughy for him but I thought it was perfect.

Let's take a selfie!
After about 4 hours spent at the fair, it was time to head home.

We had a blast. 

The weather was fantastic.

The vendors had awesome items (wishing now that I had bought a couple things).

Ready for the next fair! :-D

And check out this "keepsake" :-D


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