It is definitely beginning to feel, smell, and even taste like fall. And, there’s never a better place to get the feel of our fall senses than at a fair. I enjoy it all, the fairway watching the rides, the food courts. Oh yeah, especially those. I remember when we were young and the fairway was the big thing. Back then it was the rides that we went for. Now we eat our way through the fair.
We’ve already been to the Thurston County fair. It’s really small as fairs go but we never fail to run into old friends.
The big fair in our part of the world is the Puyallup. Actually it starts today and runs through the 26th. This year we’re planning to go twice, once with friends from Oregon and once with family. These are days when you throw the diet and healthy eating out the window. Or at least I do.
I’ll close with some fair tips. But I’m far from an expert so chime in with some of your own. Or maybe some fair experiences.
• Layer your clothes – especially in the Pacific NW
• Wear comfortable shoes
• Take cash – you’ll need it for the snackies though most vendors take cards
• Take a backpack or something to carry loot home. I love the commercial building. There’s a vendor that sells this great vinegar and oil dressing. Another that has hundreds of different breads and . . . well you get the idea.
• Usually you can get tickets off site. One place they’ve had them in the past is Safeway. It will save a little money from purchasing them at the fair ticket booth. And you won’t have to stand in line.
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