Little boy shooting hoops at the county fair.
The county fair fun includes games that are addictive and hard to win. This basketball game is no exception.

County fair fun and games

“I want to play  basketball! It’s my sport!  I can do it.  It’s easy!  Not sure why I keep missing… I just need to make a basket.”

”I want a snack.  Can I have popcorn?  Is there chocolate?  I really like chocolate.  Look — chocolate cookies!  With sprinkles”

”They have Star Wars hats!  And Pokémon!”

“Can I get a princess cape?  Or a purse?  Maybe a backpack.  It goes with my earmuffs and my shoes.”

The county fair fun has a beautifully detailed and atmospheric carousel.
The county fair fun includes a beautifully detailed and atmospheric carousel.

What to ride at the county fair

”The cars are my favorite. Will you go with me?  Or the train.  That’s my favorite too.  Look! The carousel — I love the horses.  Maybe there’s a unicorn.  If there’s a unicorn, I want to ride it!”

“What ride can I ride?  Is there a maze?  Maybe a slide.  I don’t know if I like the slide.  My leg hurts from the slide last time.  What’s that spinning ride?  Is it scary?  I don’t know what ride I want to go on.  Not the rollercoaster.  That looks too scary.  I didn’t like the Ferris wheel last time.  Oh I can’t decide.  Definitely not the roller coaster.”

Little girl is helped from the carousel by her mother after a county fair fun ride.
After riding the carousel, it is time to leave to the immediate requests to “do it again.”

”I want to do the bungy jumpie.  There’s the bungy jumpy!  We can wait!”

“I could ride the cat.  Or the leopard.  There’s even a dragon.  It doesn’t go up and down though.  It’s better when it goes up and down.  The horse with the flag!  Or the roses!”

 

"Unicorn popcorn": multicolored candy popcorn frozen by nitroglycerin.
The theme at the county fair was candy and the unique food items were unicorn themed. This was “unicorn popcorn”: multicolored candy popcorn frozen by nitroglycerin.

Nitro popcorn

“I see rainbow-colored popcorn!  Is it on fire?  It’s smoking!  Why does the popcorn do that?”

”Unicorn popcorn?  Do unicorns eat popcorn?”

”Can we buy a unicorn?  I always wanted a unicorn.  Or an otter.”

”Is it almost lunchtime?  Are we eating here?  I want to eat here.  The popcorn was really good.  I’m hungry.  Maybe we can get a snack? I like hot dogs.  Can we get strawberries?  And some candy.  Unicorn candy to go with the unicorn popcorn!”

”I want a hamburger.  No cheese.  No mustard or onions or pickles or tomatoes.  I don’t want any salad.  Strawberries are good. Or pears. Or watermelon.  But not that other melon.  I like oranges and apples too.  Can you cut them up?”

A slice of county fair fun for kids: enjoying the carousel in altered color.
A slice of county fair fun for kids: enjoying the carousel in altered color.

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