It's Fair Time! We love the fair around here - I always enter clothes in the fair and Pop always enters some woodcarving. (Yes, we both got ribbons this year.) Since the fair is right across the street from us and we drive by it all the time - we can't hardly get by without going.
That means we have to work the system. For our family that means going on $1 ride night - which is Monday this year. The children are given $10 for rides - that means 10 rides for them. Jim and I usually go for $5 each so we can ride with the kids when they need us. (Except for the Tilt-A-Whirl - I have to ride the Tilt-A-Whirl every year!) The kids have School Day Tickets so Jim and I usually have to pay.
We also eat at the fair. Fair food is wonderful especially once a year. We always know we're having a funnel cake and Jim needs a Lemonade. Our downside is that we usually don't go to the rodeo. It's too late on a school night. We always want to see the rodeo but it just doesn't happen.
All this is subject to change when our children get older - we know that. There is a day in our future when 10 rides won't be enough.
What about yall? Are you going to the fair? Do you have a cheaper plan that works for your family?