The Arena Gate. Since we already had tickets we didn't have to stand in a long line to buy them.
Karen getting their tickets scanned. And yes, we had to remove all metal from our bodies and walk through a scanner.
And away we go.
Nope, not gonna try this ride.
So when fairs first started it was all about animals, produce, homemade goods etc.
Practically every pig we saw was sound asleep and if they weren't they were making a horrible racket!
Not the best picture but this guy should have been called Valentine.
Luka lOVES his lambies.
Grand Champion Turkey. What determines a Grand Champion anyway??
As I said, Luka loves his lambies.
And Ethan loved the bunnies.
Sure wouldn't want this job!
They even had a section for adult rides and for kid's ride. This was the kids area. HUGE.
Don't think I've ever seen a county fair with elephant rides before!
Or Giant Millipedes
There were rows and rows of kid's artwork. This was the Grand Champion.
Ethan and Noah relaxed with some Legos while Luka played in the kid's play area.
They thought of everything!
OK, so what ever happened to plain old Fair Food? I have never seen so many food vendors gathered in one area in my entire life. Rows and rows of nothing but food and most of it was about this crazy!
The did have an area where there was a Garden Show. I loved the flowers.
Dinner. A Taco Salad is not something you would normally see at the Hancock County Fair.
Ethan and Luka decided they wanted to ride the Caterpillar. They were all smiles.
It went a bit faster than they thought it would.
Luka loved it. Ethan not so much!
A quote from Luka. "I totally thought I was going to barf!"
A little more Ethan's speed. By the way, Noah did the trampoline bungie jump and rock climbing wall but I wasn't around to get pictures.
Michael joined us after work so we took a rest while he had his dinner.
Sharing a lemondade.
A group shot in front of the Big Wheel
The Big Wheel. I really wanted to go on this but Chuck isn't too keen on heights so I opted to stay on the ground with him. I gave my camera to Karen to record their trip.
Luka wasn't too sure about this and didn't really want to go.
Views from the top
Back on the ground.
Luka rocking out to the band.
And what better way to end the day than with Funnel Cake. Now that is REAL fair food.