Thursday, September 5, 2013

A Day at the Fair! By DL Larson

Each year we attend the Sandwich Fair. It's one of the biggest fairs in Illinois. Thursday is "local folks" day and so we spend a great deal of time visiting with neightbors and friends as we mosing through the aisles of vendors.

This year we had our two grandsons with us and our daughter Amber. Tractors and trucks were the main agenda, but we were soon deterred by the rabbit hut and petting zoo.

The fair runs through Sunday and there is something for everyone. We'll be going back Friday night ~ it's tradition. We'll probably attend the concert and cheer on the up and coming bands that will perform. Going to the fair is a great family event. So if you have time, make the trip - Sandwich is on U.S. Route 34, an hour south of Chicago.

I love the food, just ate a cinnimon roll, had lunch at Faye's and plan on eating some funnel cake before the fair is over. And the lemonade shake-ups! Gotta have one of them!

Going to the fair is a subtle reminder that summer is nearly over. That's one of the reasons fairs became so popular, summer's end would be the last chance many people would have a chance to socialize before harvest began and winter set in. We don't have that issue in today's society, but it is still a reminder that the season is soon to change and we need to enjoy each of the days left.

Til next time ~

DL Larson


Margot Justes said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend, and a rather beautiful way to signal the end of summer.

Morgan Mandel said...

We went to the Luther Village Fall Festival today, another signal that summer is fading away!

Morgan Mandel

Deb Larson said...

Sounds fun!
I love fall festivals!