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Summer Fair - A Perfect Activity Before Kids Go Back to School

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Geo Beats

There's nothing better than a summer fair as a late summer activity.

It's almost time for kids to go back to school. Before the summer is over, check out a local fair - it's a great way to involve the whole family. Here are 5 reasons why summer fairs make for an ideal family activity.

Number 5- The carnival rides. It's hard to imagine a fair without the rides. The elevated views are usually stunning. While they may seem standard to some, they provide hours of entertainment for both kids and adults. Try them later in the evening when you can also check out the fair's lights from the top.

Number 4 – What better way to reward yourself after walking around for hours than stopping for food. Fairs have a seemingly never ending lineup of food vendors. The most popular fair-themed treats seem to be fried dough, giant slices of pizza, burgers, BBQ treats, candy apples and of course, ice cream. Leave your weight-loss ambitions at home.

Number 3 – There is the opportunity to browse and purchase local produce from farms in nearby areas. In addition to the unbeatable fresh taste, there is another bonus to buying local produce from fairs; the monetary proceeds usually go directly to the small-time farmer.

Number 2 – Workshops and exhibits featuring talents from the likes of blacksmiths, lumberjacks and metal machinists are fun to watch and also add a level of rustic fun to fairs. If there’s not an option to create your own masterpiece, craft experts in various materials commonly offer their own unique, truly one-of-a-kind works for sale.

Number 1 – Animal lovers get a chance to pet creatures besides dogs and cats. Sheep, horses, pigs, cows, roosters and many other animals commonly spotted in the countryside are present in many fairs- allowing a rare form of interaction between farm animals and kids.

What do you think is the best part about a summer fair?