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.