August 14, 2012

The Fair-est of Them All

It's no secret--we love this fair.  I believe there is one in our home state but we would much rather drive across the border to Wisconsin.  I'm not the only one who feels this way--for 11 days the grounds are crowded with people of all ages.  There really is something for everyone:

It was a long, hot day for the boys but they were troopers.  Henry even learned how to cast at the onsite fishing clinic.  That was a highlight but I'm not sure it trumped the giant bag of blue, pink and yellow cotton candy.  Don't worry, he also drank milk.  (It's Wisconsin, they hand it to you as you enter the gate.)

What makes a fair, a fair?  Tractor pulls, pig races, a giant slide and animals.  Lots of animals.

Pig Races--Get there early or it's standing room only

Left to their own devices, the boys would probably figure out how to get to the fair on their own.  Lucky for all of us, I'm happy to bring them again and again.  We can't wait until next year!


  1. What a great day out!

    And I meant to say congrats on the new car - I hope the memory of the AHole salesman is now fading. Hopefully you won't ever need to deal with him again.

    Hope your summer is perking up - I leave for home on Sunday and can't wait. Big hugs!

  2. Looks like a great day!! I love fairs but think your state fairs are a class above what we have here in Ontario!

  3. I love these posts every year and it makes me almost think about going to the state fair. I'm kind of crowd averse so we generally avoid them, but your boys obviously enjoy it. You make amazing efforts to bring your kids on adventures, and I certainly appreciate your contribution to the Wisconsin economy. :)

  4. That looks like so much fun!! I can't believe they give you milk when you first enter! That's pretty darn cool!

  5. Is the one with the Cream Puff Building? I just saw that on another blog!