Last night, our little family followed suit to many others and headed for the County fair. It was the first night of the three day rodeo. We arrived early and took a walk around. Savannah loves getting to see the show animals. I was so happy to see what a large crowd they had, for both the fair shows and the rodeo.
Something I have really been looking forward to as the kids get older is involving them in the fairs. Growing up with a work-from-home mom and being homeschooled meant that we could get what we needed to done at odd times and work at the County and District fairs. We half lived there as we got older.
We volunteered and ran the photo entries for many years. Then when there wasn’t enough work to go around, I got loaned out to the craft ladies, who were a little older and could use a gofer (as in go-for this, go-for that). I handled placement of entries for them, keeping it organized by category. When I wasn’t working, I was hanging out at the barns with old and new friends. I loved it and learned so much.
Now that I am at home wth the kids too, I’d like to get back to going to the fairs. For the time while the kids are little, I’ll probably just start entering things I’m working on. I’m sure I’ll have to get used to changes in regulations on entries. Maybe once they get older, I can get the kids involved. Maybe we can all volunteer. I just want them to build memories at the fairs like I did.