The less expensive side of the fair

As the week draws to a close, many people may be debating whether or not to go to the fair this weekend. Prices are high, and for many, money is tight, so yesterday, staff intern Katherine Waters and I decided to explore the cheaper side of the fair – and we did it all with only $10 each.

Our mission was to go to the fair and see how much we could do with our limited funds, and as we discovered, there was a lot of entertainment – even without a lot of cash.

We arrived at the fair around noon and began wandering around to explore our options. We walked through the exhibition hall, where we got to look at art work, vegetables and a number of booths offering information, give aways and in some cases, free goodies. We walked through the 4-H building and saw the items made by 4-H members over the course of the year, including blankets, clothes, drawings, photography and a lot more.

We stopped to pet horses before ducking under a tent to watch the cow judging competition. The people showing their cows were all very excited as the judge walked back and forth in front of and behind them, and finally selected the winners. One of whom he said had “a world of class.” I have no idea what that means when pertaining to cattle, but it was fun to watch the excitement of the kids as they showed their animals, even if I couldn’t tell the difference between one and the next.

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