I don’t know about you but I love a country fair. There is just something about them, the smell, the noise, the rides oh and my favourite…. the candy apple. This year was my first in many years to The Port Perry Fair. I just love the sound of it. I decided that we would by the weekend pass, my mom lives right next door and this would allow us in and out privileges all weekend. We could go home for a break, to have dinner, a nap in the afternoon…. yes we did that, even to use the washroom, we were that close.
We started over at the cattle show and watched as the young men and women walked their cattle around in a circle for show. Lots of work I would imagine to win a ribbon. One cow would have nothing to do with it. He wanted no part in walking in a circle, that boy pulled and pulled and pulled and at one point the cow just laid down in the shade.
I wanted to capture the fair this year and remember all those moments especially the people. As I looked around I thought back to when I was a kid, a teenager actually. Going to the fair, for many means summer is over and you are going back to school. I watched how the people changed from the young in the afternoon to the teenagers in the evening. With maybe a girl on a date or just a bunch of friends hanging out. How during the day the carnie guy just let the people on and off the rides but at night he became a dancing king, yelling “do you want to go faster” on one of my favorite rides.
This would not be one of my favourites, although I have been on it, many years ago, now….I think I would pass.
We watched the heavy horse show, the harness horse racing and the bull riding competition. That’s a crazy sport, however I did enjoy the mascot. He performed on Americas Got Talent!
Another favorite of mine in Port Perry, is the Outback cloggers. Similar to step or tap but a gentler step. Something I may have to try someday.
And maybe a Fair just wouldn’t be the same without a clown….
Meet Miss Valentine.
How about you, do you like the fair or can you live without it?