Fan of… Fairs!

This is for Jez’s fan challenge. Join in!

I love fairs, which may strike you as strange since I’ve said repeatedly that I enjoy silence and small gatherings. But fairs aren’t forced socializing ~ in fact, you don’t really make nonsense small talk at fairs. You chat about what’s there, more often than not, or you simply observe.

Yesterday I went to the Orange County Fair, which I usually do every year, though not always. I was pleased that my foot handled all that walking around without too much soreness (but it is definitely not all better). My two friends and I who arrived early loved the exhibits of crafts and products.

Here is an owl made of belts. This pretty much made my day.


Giant cookies looked delicious!

Giant Cookies

But we opted for the healthy fried zucchini. Gotta have your veggies.

Fried Zucchini

And one friend shared her corn dog with us…

Corn Dog

While my other friend commented that she’s seen “big ones at Disneyland.”


Moving on. Here’s a cool first prize-winner table setting with lots of science info.

Electric Water

And now we have some sweet miniature donkeys grooming each other.

Miniature Donkeys

Mary, we found your lamb right here…

Little Lamb

Along with Daenerys’ horse from Game of Thrones.

White Horse

I decided to audition for “Bennie and the Jets.”

Mohair Suit

We had really all gathered to attend a night concert however, and more of our group wandered in as the evening approached. Some went on rides, but that’s not my thing these days. Finally, it was time to take our seats at the Pacific Amphitheatre and listen to the awesome orchestra followed by a super fun show.

Weird Al Yankovic

Hooray for the fair! See you next year! πŸ˜€


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22 responses to “Fan of… Fairs!

  1. Concert? That’s a good reason to go to the fair!
    That corndog…ummm…πŸ€”πŸ˜‚
    Benny & the jets…good oneπŸ‘


  2. The animals are adorable!

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  3. Love the fair. Lots of good childhood memories. πŸ™‚

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  4. Great pics, Paula; looks like a fantastic day out 😁 Thanks for joining in!!!

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  5. Great post Paula, and that Owl was amazing!

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  6. Okay but… that corn dog is obscene!

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  7. Looks like a lot of fun! I haven’t been to the fair here in years, but your photos and thoughts sure bring back great memories of going to the fair. πŸ™‚

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  8. I always liked seeing the crafts, too, and the flower arrangements, and the farmer’s produce harvest. πŸ™‚

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  9. Fairs are fun! The perfect mix of rides, crafts, animals and entertainment! I used to go the L.A. County fair every year when I lived there.

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