We had stress free family time by kicking off October with our annual trip to the fair. It was by far the best experience that I have ever had at the fair!! Here are a few magical reasons why we enjoyed our family time.
We Set a Budget: I got online to look for discounted tickets and wrist bands. We were able to save with our military discount but Groupon had a 2/$12 deal! I also priced out wrist bands over tickets. After looking at the number of rides we decided that it was best if only Andrew received a wrist band while the rest of us shared a few tickets.
Beat the Crowd: The magic started when we arrived early and got organized. We went on opening night just after the ticket booth opened which scored us a perfect parking spot and allowed us to beat the rush. Short wait times always makes life more relaxing and the kids get to ride their favorites over and over again.
We Got Organized: We studied the map and planned our route and show times. The kids were thrilled with the petting zoo where we fed and played with giraffes, llamas, alpaca’s goats and more. We also watched the pig races and were entertained by the circus show.
Sharing is Caring: We are totally in love with all of the junk food that is sold at the fair but everyone doesn’t need their own cotton candy, bag of popcorn or funnel cake. We made sure to feed the kids something decent and then we threw the book out and let them eat crap all night. I have to say that it was the Best fair food that I’ve ever had.
Being a Kid Again: Next to the food we had the most fun riding with our kids. We got on swings, rode in cars, enjoyed roller coasters and more! This was so exciting for the entire family. We also enjoyed some company with grandparents and their aunt who joined in for the night time extravaganza.
Doing these things made our night stress free and full of fun. We already can’t wait until next year. What’s your favorite thing to eat or ride at the fair? What makes you feel nostalgic? Share with me in the comments below.