Saturday, September 08, 2007

A Question For The Weekend


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?

7 comments:

Anne Jones said...

We go on Can-Tastic night, which means everyone of us gets in free! Yippee! We eat, walk around enough to see some animals, and then head over to the rodeo! We all wear our boots to get us into the spirit of things :) It's a late night for my kids but they love it...well, we will see how it goes this year with Levi, but last year he was great! I just bring some snacks and juice boxes in my bag and we are good to go!

We LOVE the fair...well really we LOVE the RODEO!! Yee-Haw!

So basically we spend less than $20 for the evening of fun! I know my days of walking by the rides without riding are soon to be over, but for now, it is working for us :)

Melene said...

Well, we did the parade this morning! My youngest was in it with her 3rd grade class. I am under the weather and it was ok to sit and watch the parade for 2 hours, but I'm not well enough to go to the fair yet. Maybe next weekend.
Congrats on your ribbons!

christycate said...

Hmmm... Grew up going to the Henry County Fair and Rodeo at home (where I first found out I should NEVER gamble!) Even had a blast at the White County Fair and Rodeo in Searcy. BUT... (drum roll... Denise, pick your jaw up off the floor.) I have NEVER ONCE IN EIGHT YEARS been to the West Texas Fair and Rodeo. (That's not likely to change anytime soon...but hey, glad you're having a blast!)

Tammy M. said...

Thanks to you Denise our family will try out the $10 of rides per child brain-tastic idea that came from you. They are excited and I know that we will have a blast. I heard that half of a funnel cake is 12 points, hmmmm. I will go full and hopefully stay on Weight Watchers as it will only be my 3rd day back on the program.

Troy M. Stirman said...

Admittedly, I absolutely hate the Fair. I'm always being shoved around in the throng of people, waiting for cheap mechanical rides that don't thrill me like Six Flags and Disney World, but who charge almost as much.

I hat getting ripped off at the Carney...

holly said...

I always mean to go to the fair, but usually in the end I don't want to fork over the money. We go some years and some we don't. Still we are undecided for this year.

jessica said...

We went last night. I saw all kinds of people. Wish I could've run into ya'll too. We did the 10$ thing but when we were trying to get done people kept handing us their extra tickets. I though we were never going to get out of there!