We’ve lived in Loudoun County for twelve Summers. Each Summer the County Fair comes around and I think “We should go to that.” But we never do. This Summer I decided to take the littles to the fair. Hannie B tagged along with a friend.
It just happened to be the hottest day we’ve had all Summer and I was underprepared for the heat. I should have packed sunscreen and an ample supply of water. That didn’t stop us from having a great time though and the fair proved to be just as charming as I’d hoped.
The little boys loved all the animals they had close access to. RedDog loved the tortoises and a small exhibit of snakes and large spiders (which I would not even get close enough to take a picture).
Owlie was more engrossed in the farm animals like the goats, sheep and gigantic pigs/hogs. It was such a hot day that many of the animals were sleeping, being hosed down or resting in shaded barns. This sheep was soaking wet from a recent hose-down. Ollie was concerned about where his fur was, but I assured him the sheep just got a recent hair cut so he could stay cool in the Summer.
Of course Hannie B. just had to have a picture with the camel. Right after I took this picture it tried to kiss her. Or eat her hair. She freaked out and it was awesome. She’s already posted this on a Wednesday on Instagram. Humpdaaaaaaaaaay!
We watched a very entertaining rabbit jumping competition, visited a prize winning sheep a boy from our church had shown at the fair and all agreed that we were glad we didn’t have a coat of fur in the 110 degree weather!
The fair had a midway full of carnival rides. The kids each got a few tickets and relished the small breeze the rides provided. Hannie B was the bravest and rode a ride that made me sick just looking at it. Owlie loved the truck ride.
After about two hours of animals, rides and HEAT, we cooled off with a soft serve cone and some time in the sheep barn with a giant fan. The walk back to the car seemed much longer than the original walk to the fair and car A/C never seemed so wonderful.
We’ll definitely be making the County Fair a Summer tradition (as long as the temperatures are a little lower). It was good old fashioned fun for the boys and we all had a great time!