Here in Western Pennsylvania, we are CRAZY about county fairs.
I mean *seriously* crazy about them. Within an hour or two drive from the ‘Burgh, there are at least 4 county fairs each summer. And while those of us who hail from the northern end of town are partial to the Big Butler Fair, this year, we decided to drive an hour south and see what Fayette County had to offer.
Of rain. A lot of rain.
So, here is our (abbreviated) photo journey to the Fayette County Fair.
Prior to the start of the rain, at that crucial point of every fair where I have to walk through the Games of Skill area and not fight any carnies who are calling my husband names. (Thank you, Gods of County Fairs, for not serving whiskey on the grounds, or I would be much less good at this part.)
It’s like a real-life Kenny Chesney song.
At this point, the rain was starting to pick up, so we knew it was a critical moment. It was…
Finally, the skies cleared enough that we could make our way back through the vendors to our car. The temptation to go above and beyond a regular stromboli and get a SUPERBOLI was strong, but we resisted.
So while it rained, and it was somehow a longer drive than the Big Butler Fair, we had fun at the Fayette County Fair.
(The Fayette County Fair runs through Saturday, August 2. There are cool things going on every night, including the pig races! If you’re looking for some weekend plans, go check it out!)
* Really, it’s the Fayette Cahhnny Fair, but it’s way harder for you to Google that.