Think back about …

State or County Fair

Red ribbons, carnival rides, pigs and sheep, peach pies—state and county fairs are quintessentially American events for family fun in the summer. Whether in urban or rural places, fairs are venues for competitions, concerts, and cotton candy. Think back … did you visit a state or county fair with your parents, or your kids? Did you take part in an exhibit or contest? Are these fairs still fun, or are they relics of the past? Share your State or County Fair stories forward.

Stories on This Week's Writing Prompt

All is Fair
And yet, somehow, I have experienced cotton candy, apple fritters, kettle corn, corn dogs, Indian tacos and bannock, and have [...]
Been Too Long at the Fair
by
Despite the title, from a song I love, for me there is no such thing as being too long at the fair!
Carousel
Although merry-go-rounds or carousels are usually found at state and county fairs,  the oldest platform carousel in the [...]
Deep Fried Butter
But that food! I never knew everything imaginable could be fried.
Forever Fair
Believe it or not, I have never been to a county fair. So I don’t have a story — I don’t think I even have 100 words — but I [...]
A Fair to Remember
The president of the fair was a local fixture, Bligh Dodds . . . and he was straight out of Sinclair Lewis.
Ag Fair
The third week of August on Martha’s Vineyard always brings the much-anticipated Agricultural Fair or “Ag [...]
County Fairs/Barely There – (RetroFlash Doggerel*)
To the big fair in Springfield we all go up. I drink a bad soda and quickly throw up. The rest of the fair is pretty [...]
The Camper-Waitress Goes to the Fair
The summer my friend Stephanie and I were too old to be a campers but not old enough to be counselors,   we worked as [...]

New Stories on Old Prompts

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Past Stories You May Have Missed

Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress
by
Mainly I remember my mother’s closet as a great place to play hide and seek. It was a big walk-in closet shaped like an [...]
May 8, 2017
A brief audible history
Back in the early days of the Internet, I wrote for a short-lived interactive startup in Santa Monica. I was a practicing [...]
April 15, 2016

Think back about …

State or County Fair

Red ribbons, carnival rides, pigs and sheep, peach pies—state and county fairs are quintessentially American events for family fun in the summer. Whether in urban or rural places, fairs are venues for competitions, concerts, and cotton candy. Think back … did you visit a state or county fair with your parents, or your kids? Did you take part in an exhibit or contest? Are these fairs still fun, or are they relics of the past? Share your State or County Fair stories forward.

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