Category Archives: State Fairs

Once It’s Over

So now that the fair is over for the year, how can one make their own fun until next season? By the way, this is assuming everything went smoothly and there wasn’t any extra clean up (which I will talk about tomorrow).

Make Your Own Fair!

What I love to do for my kids birthday or any family gathering is to try and create our own sort of fair to keep everyone entertained. Obviously I don’t mean to go crazy and spend thousands of dollars on games and pony rides, but if your kids are young enough you can do a ton of little things to bring the excitement of a fair right to your own home!


One of my favorite things to do is allow my kids to come up with their own unique “fair food” for the day. I keep my kids on a pretty strict and healthy diet for the most part, so allowing them a few days out of the year to go crazy is enough to make their day. Not to mention their friends who come over are in disbelief when they see a mom allowing them to eat fried Twinkies and Oreos 🙂

In addition to the food, my husband is great at building our own carnival games for kids and make sure the prizes are something that the kids love.

For any parents out there needing some birthday ideas for their kids, creating your own sort of state fair at your house is something that will always get them excited 🙂 If you need some specific examples check out some of these Pinterest ideas.

Stay tuned tomorrow when I will get back to some stories of when everything didn’t go quite so smoothly once Springfest was over.

Clean Up

I don’t think I really have to be the one to tell you this but just in case, state fairs can get pretty messy and this is especially true by the end of the weekend. When I worked for Springfest, the end of the weekend was depressing to me because of more than just my love of state fairs. The clean up was always a mess and would take hours and hours of non stop cleaning and packing everything up.

There was really no time to waste either because every fair is on a strict time schedule and have to be packed and completely cleared, usually in under a day.

I Had it Good

Luckily for me, I never worked directly with any of the animals or agriculture and I really don’t have much room to be complaining compared to those who did. Plus being the lady that I am, most of the heavy duty lifting and clearing was left up to the men which is another reason I really shouldn’t be complaining 🙂


Even though I was working, it made me sad to see everything being packed away for the year and knowing that the season was coming to a close. But hey, at least I didn’t have to be a part of a World’s Fair clean up 🙂

What Is It About Fairs?

Am I the only one who remembers state fairs to be some of the most memorable and enjoyable experiences of my childhood? I can still remember the feeling of waking up in the morning when I knew my family and I were going and I couldn’t contain my excitement. It was almost like waking up on Christmas morning knowing that there are loads of presents just waiting for you to open and enjoy.


Alright… Maybe not as exciting as Christmas morning always was, but you know what I mean 🙂

Fun For The Whole Family

Now that I am a mother, I can appreciate the fact that state fairs are among the most enjoyable and bonding things that you can do as a family. Sure, you can go to the movies or to a park but going that extra step can make a world of difference.

What kid doesn’t love the chance to ride a horse and watch a pig race in the same place on the same day?

A lot of Work

If you caught my about page, you saw that I worked for Springfest which was a huge state fair held in Chippewa Falls, WI and I had nothing but great times doing so. There is so much that goes on behind the scenes to make sure the event is as enjoyable as possible and I want to try and make everyone else as excited about fairs as I am!