To my 10 year old self there was nothing better than the sounds, smells and sights of the fair.
I loved watching the wooden signs go up on 30ft poles that seemed to sway above the skyline no matter where I was in town. The signs were quite good in their presentation if not entirely truthful in their representation. Clowns *shudder* would be frolicking. Cows would be juggling colorful orbs. A chicken floated in the sky while holding a large bunch of balloons.
I loved the shrieks of the hawkers and gawkers and the riders of the rides.
I loved eating funnel cake and other fried (insert meat, cheese or sweet here) things
So, when I heard that there was to be a fair in the area I was beyond thrilled even though I no longer eat mysterious fried things and then ride something that spins you around for minutes on end. These days I like to stroll the midway and people watch. Marvel over old lettering styles. Peer at the handcrafted stuff up on display. Pet a chicken. Simple things like that...
The 79th Annual Elberton Fair was a bit small but it did have some excellent sights. I will say that fairs have changed a lot since I was younger! Was everything so loud? It was? Hmmm...I think my age is showing.
Or maybe my age is irrelevant because I still snickered at this painting.
Ah, dear fall fair. I'll see you again next year! Maybe at a different state or town but I'll still be there...