The Fair Is In Town
I love this time of the year. Those long summer days are coming to an end and the first week after Labor Day is when our local fair comes to town! I have always loved the fair and it was a highlight of mine growing up as a kid. Now that I’m older, I still like to see the bright lights and the smell roll to town that comes along with the fair.
I know the rides might not be too safe with all of those tatoo guys putting them together, but the fair is more than just the rides. It’s the chatter in the air and seeing all the different games. I like to watch people spend money and try to win prizes and some of those games are tilted to the house’s favor. Even the ones that are clearly rigged, you always have someone that thinks they can win at it. Do you know the one where they have 3 bottles you have to knock down with a baseball or softball? Now it can be done, but you have to hit the 3 bottles in the dead center. The bottles are weighted down with lead in the bottom and they don’t turnover easily. Usually your throw will knock one or two down, but getting all 3 is hard to do. The trick in this game is try to throw softer and aim for the dead center more. You don’t have to throw the ball in there a 100 mph to get them to all fall down. Just a good acurate throw in the center will bring them down. Just throw your ball in there at about 20 or 30 mph; instead of giving it all you got.
Now I know sometimes we have a lady friend that might be around and we have to show out for them. So any games that involve throwing a ball or slamming a sledgehammer down, we want to go all out on. I always like the basketball games too and spent a lot of money on those. A few will be fair, but most of the time you have a small rim and trying to throw a full-size basketball threw it. It can be done, but just takes a good shot with a nice arch coming down perfectly in the center of the rim. Let me know some of your favorite games you like at the fair?
I know the food is great too. All the cotton candy, candy apples, and just the smell of hamburgers and hotdogs cooking on a grill somewhere is pleasing to the nose. I hope the weather stays good this year for the fair. Usually we have rain that will come in the same week as the fair and ruins some of the days it’s here for. I just had my wisdom teeth taken out, so I’m hoping I get to feeling better so I can go hang out and enjoy some of the activities at the fair. I guess eating a good candy apple would be out of the question this year.Click here for reuse options!
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