Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Barnstable County Fair



I remember being a child going to the Barnstable County Fair with my family. It was always so much fun going on the rides, playing the games and having that "fair food" that is NO GOOD for you! The fair has been a yearly event since 1844. I can't imagine what it would have been like back then. I am sure there were still the animal exhibits and the displays of crafts and goods.

Yesterday I went to the fair with Timmy, Brittainy and Mackenzie. We left our house at noon. I stopped to pick up Britt and Mackenzie but we had to wait for them to get ready. We finally got to Falmouth at 2:00 only to find out the fairgrounds didn't open until 4:00. After a quick lunch and Walmart trip we headed back to the fair.

The first thing Timmy wanted to do was get some cotton candy. He took a few bites and decided he didn't want anymore. The highlight for Timmy was an exhibit of sheds. Yes, I said sheds! He found one that looked like a ship and of course decided that it was a pirate ship! Brittainy had me take a few pictures of Mackenzie in front of the cutest little pink and white cottage shed!

We spent quite a bit of time looking at the animals and enjoying some of that "NO GOOD" for you fair food and headed home. We spent more time driving and waiting than we actually spent at the fair! All in all though it was a nice day :)


Here's Timmy driving the pirate ship! Below is Mackenzie in front of the little cottage.


Another one coming down the slide.


take care,
Dawn

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

damn your family makes cute kids!love. someone not related to you cause that would polly sound vain.
hehe.

debi said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful time...glad to hear it! I laughed aloud when I read Timmy's favorite part was the sheds. But when I saw your photos I totally understood! Keep having fun this summer!

~**Dawn**~ said...

ohhhhh. i *love* fair food. i haven't been to a GOOD fair since i moved to FL. it's just...not the same. do you know that they don't have fried dough with sauce down here??? only with cinnamon-sugar!

Nancy James said...

Dawn looks like a great time!
the kids are too CUTE! :)