Miss P and I enjoyed the first day of the local fair yesterday.
It was all kicked off with a kids bike parade from downtown to the fairgrounds. The middle school band leads the way for all the kids and their decorated bikes.
Many of the kids get dressed up in costumes. This year there was even someone riding a unicycle.
It is fun because so many of the kids in town participate and they get to see their friends. The parade goes at a walking speed and can be a bit challenging for new bike riders so miss P chose to scooter in the parade this year.
Some of the first events at the fair are a "trike pull" where the kids try to pull jugs of water in a milk crate tied to the back of a tricycle. There's a treasure hunt where you hunt for coins in a big pile of sawdust, and also the sack races.
After the fun and games in the kids arena we went to check on our entries. P was thrilled that she won a blue ribbon on her geranium top. I guess those french seams paid off!
We did well with our entries. Everything we entered won a ribbon and all but one was blue! The kids hobby section can be very competitive.
I love looking at all the entries.
Next, we headed off to see the animals and use our ride tickets that P won from the kids activities! She is a big fan of the carousel so she has to do that every year. Last year she tried the big slide but wasn't quite heavy enough to make it down without stopping. She was pleased to have a fun ride down the slide this time.
We always finish the evening with a ride on the Ferris wheel just as it is getting dark and the lights have come on.
The fair is a great event for our community and a wonderful way to start winding down our summer vacation.