Summer at the County Fair

Each summer I’ve gone to the county fair with my family. The tradition continued as I met Chris. My mom used to handle all of the money coming into the fair in a boarded-up building. She’d work 12 hour days for five days in a row during this time. My dad would take us to the fair to see her and to enjoy the fair several days of the week it happens.

When I first met Chris and took him to the county fair, he said he wanted to one day be the Public Address Announcer of the fair. The older gentlemen who did it at the time was not planning to retire anytime soon, but 15+ years later Chris is now the official “voice of the fair!”

My mom has since retired before this dream came true for Chris, but he started out covering breaks for the voice of the fair who’d done it for the entire 30-40 years since it started. Over time, he took over hours and now he’s the man guy!

See kids, it just goes to show you, if you decide you want to do something, you can make it happen. It might take 15 years, but if you keep pursuing it someone’s got to hand you the microphone, haha.

I miss being able to eat ANYTHING at the fair.

It’s been 3 fairs I’ve had to give up the fried Oreos, funnel cake, and even just regular dinners at the fair. It’s worth it to feel better, but I would love to be able to walk in and eat from any tent they have. Even just a hamburger and cheese fries would be lovely. Instead, I just eat before I go and bring some snacks so I don’t feel wholely left out.

Luckily, Chris found a great funnel cake place in Philadelphia that is gluten-free and vegan (no eggs!) which is delicious! So, we’ll have to make a day-trip there soon.

Do you have a county fair near you in the summer months? Do you visit it?