The Geauga County Fair - The Dainty Squid

The Geauga County Fair

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


The weekend before last Jeff and I met up with my parents to spend the morning at the county fair.  Jeff had never been to a fair before so I was low key super excited to show him something that was such a big part of my life for so long. I was in 4-H from the time I was old enough to join until I was seventeen. I would count down the days until the fair. I saved all my money so I could buy slushies, strombolis, and fart bombs. It was basically the best week ever every single summer. The Geauga County Fair isn't "my" fair but the sights, the smells, and just the whole vibe in general still gets me every time. The fair will always hold a very special place in my heart.

We arrived right as the fair was opening so we basically had the place to ourselves. The animals were, of course, my priority. I wanted to see, pet, and baby talk them all! My favorite was an alpaca named Dotty who was oh so precious but not photogenic at all. So here are a bunch of other photos from the day...

Look how pretty that horsey's hair is!

Other than the animals two things that stick out to me about our visit are kettle corn and funnel cake. Those were the two things that were Jeff's fair priority. You guys, how did I spend so much time at the fair and never once think "Hmm, I should probably try these things." He made me try both and wooooooooow. We bought a big bag of kettle corn so I at least got to munch on that for a few days afterward.

I'm already looking forward to visiting again next year, half for the animals and half for the funnel cake.
xoxo

You can see 2013's post from the fair here. There's a photo of my parents posting by the same giant steer!

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16 thoughts

  1. Loooove me some funnel cake and elephant ears!

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    1. Yeah, I could get down on some funnel cake right about now.

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  2. Why has he never been to the fair?!?! So glad you took him!!

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  3. I need that "I WILL BITE" sign for myself. It would come in handy in so many situations.

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  4. Funnel cakes are the best! I never made it to a fair or festival this summer because I always worked on the weekends (bummer). I wanted to have a funnel cake before I moved though so I got one at the Indians Game. D: Animals are always my priority too! I met a cat here that kept jumping on me every time I'd bend down to get a picture. Took everything in me not to take it home.

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    1. Awwww! I love when animals I just met are super into cuddling!

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  5. Put me out of my misery Kayla, what is a fart bomb ??????

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    1. Hahah!

      Well, it's a little square package and in the middle there is a little bubble you pop by squeezing it. When the bubble inside breaks it lets out something that causes a reaction with the other things in the main part. It starts to expand and eventually pops. They smell really really bad. I don't really know what I thought they were soooooo much fun but I'd spend so much money on them every summer.

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  6. We love the fair! The LA County one just started up here, hope we get to go. Love those bunny shots, so cute! :)

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    1. Thanks, Trude!

      Man, I bet y'all have a crazy big fair out there.

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  7. I love a good county fair! That funnel cake building is most excellent. Once again you make me miss Ohio in ways I never thought I would :)

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  8. Funnel cake should be listed as a drug. It's SO good. The ONLY reason I put up with the crazy fair crowds is the knowledge that a funnel cake is at the end of a line.

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  9. I've never been to a fair but I'm pretty sure I would love all the animal cuddling time :) I can relate to the excitement of sharing a beloved childhood tradition with your special one.

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  10. you went to fairs all your life and never had funnel cake? wow. that kinda blows my mind. you sure are full of surprise, lady!

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