Wednesday, October 30, 2013

State Fair Fun in Kansas

I'm way late in posting this (it was in September!), but wanted to share a few unique things from our Kansas State Fair. Every state offers local traditions, I'm sure, and a I think a Fair day is a great family outing.

This year I went with my Brady and my Mom (Hi Mom!) and man was the place packed! It took us 30 minutes to find a parking spot.

We did all the usual things: rides, games, rode the gondola, got crazy food and viewed several exhibits. New to this year was going to the ice cream shop in the grand stand to get served by Brady's sitter. He was SO excited to see her working there.

And my Mom won 2nd place in her division for a painting of my husband standing by our Jeep in Colorado.

So here are a few photos of the fun you can have at a state fair and a few little unique Kansas things. It's hard to keep from spending too much but I think we stopped at $35 for the day.

That big one was nearly 500 pounds!
Every year there is a butter sculpture at the Fair. They're so beautiful and intricate.

This sculpture was made entirely of iron tools, nuts and bolts. It was amazing. And it was ... er... anatomically correct.
My Mom's winning picture of hubby! How exciting! Congrats, Ma!
He loves this ride.
He told me he was Luke Skywalker firing on the Death Star.
Getting ready for the jumpy deal.
Wheeeee!
 



23 comments:

  1. looks like a great time. it is always nice to spend time with the family at these type of events.

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  2. It looks like you guys had such a fun time. And a 500 lb pumpkin? Wowza!

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  3. Aww your son looks like he was having a lot of fun a the fair. Congrats to your mom, she did a really great job of that painting. Those sculptures are also pretty awesome! What talent!

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    1. Thanks, Amanda! She's a great painter and an inspiration to me.

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  4. It looks like a great day out - that butter sculpture is amazing as well! WOW! x

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  5. I go to our State Fair just for the exhibits alone! I LOVE that butter exhibit, though! So neat!

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  6. Jeremy and Peanut did the jumpy thing too. They loved it. I loved the state fair this year. Firing on the Death Star. HA! I love your kid.

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  7. This looks like wholesome family fun! I'm incredibly impressed with the butter sculpture!!

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  8. Your mom is quite the artist! Looks really cool.

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  9. This looks like so much fun. I wish our area in Florida had more events like that my kids would love them!

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  10. What a wonderful way to spend the day. I love all of the things that you posted. Congrats to your mom on her picture of the hubby.

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    1. Thank you! She's very talented and is always painting :)

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  11. I used to love going to the state fairs. Haven't been to one in so many years.... time I go again.

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  12. I love state fairs! I haven't been to one since I left IL though.

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  13. I love fair time. We didn't make it to our state fair. Though our local one is quite the event! Looks like Brady had a lot of fun. The picture your mom had was amazing!

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    1. Thank you! Local fairs can be fun too. I'm glad we're able to go to the big one every year though. There's nothing like it.

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  14. What fun! I haven't been to a state fair since I was a kid!

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  15. $35 is not too bad anymore for things like this. I don't even know if Illinois has a state fair! If they do, it's probably downstate. It looks like a lot of fun!

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    1. Oh, you should find out and maybe go! :) Just once maybe.

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  16. I am intrigued by the butter sculptures. I never even know there was such a thing until I saw the movie "Butter". I'd like to see them in person some day!

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    1. I didn't even know about the movie Butter! I guess I'll have to check that out :)

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