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Monday, October 1, 2012

Fall Fair Fun

If you remember, I spoke recently of Matthew's best day ever.  He has now informed me that he has experienced his second best day ever, quite possibly he says it may even be a tie for first place.

Country Fall Fairs are not a thing of the past.  They are alive and well in our part of Ontario.  In fact, I've found that Fall fairs and other Fall family festivals seem to be popping up all over the place.   This past weekend my family visited a little country fair which is still thriving, just as I remember from my school days.

The day was warm and dry, which brought families out by the thousands.  There are still old-time exhibits such as baking, quilting and showcasing prize vegetables.  There was still the animal barn with sheep and hens sporting their first place red ribbons.  And, there was a simple, yet fun mid-way with those old favourites, rides which you and I rode in our youth.


Before they left my husband bought each family member a candy apple and a bag of candy floss, which rounded out the days activities nicely.  Everyone left with a smile on their face, and sugar in their tummies.
 
Taking our children to old-fashioned kinds of fun, like a country village fair, brings the family closer together and shows the kids that there is more to life than our phones and other hand-held devices.  In fact, I don't think they saw one person wandering around with their phone in their hand, like we have become so accustomed to.

Well, maybe just to snap a picture to remember the moment!















10 comments:

Christine McN said...

Oh, I just love family excursions like this! Looks like everyone had a great time! Definitely something all families should do together. Gotta love Fall Fairs/Country Fairs!

Lina Zussino said...

I still remember those days.... we don't have Fall Fair weekends in BC but it is certainly a great event for the whole family since I still remember those days!

mamawee said...

we actually haven't taken the kids to any fall fairs. There is one around victoria day that we try and get to though, and ODS has always had a blast!

Positively Pampered Patty said...

Family fairs are so much fun. We love the Ormstown fair here in June which kicks off the fair seasons.

Shayna said...

We don't have anything like that here. I wish we did, it sounds like a blast and I'd prefer fall weather to the blistering heat of summer for a fair!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a wonderful outing! I looks like a wonderful time.

Mom vs. the boys said...

we have a similar fair on the thanksgiving weekend, can't wait for it! hopefully hubster leaves his phone at home! lol that is a great pic!

Mama Ash said...

I love this! I have to find what's going on in Toronto.
great action shot photo :)

Deanna T. said...

Love it! We missed the big fair here this year, which is a shame because I know my girls would have enjoyed it.

Soozle said...

Awww! What a great photo! :-)