It’s finally here: fair season.

In Ohio, this week kicks off the Trumbull County Fair and next week the Harrison County Fair begins.

Believe it or not, fair season really is my favorite time of the year. It has been since I was a little girl. My family didn’t take too many vacations, but we could look forward to the fairs year after year.

Granted, now after covering about the seventh one in a year, it begins to wear on me. Some people have even asked me how I keep them separated in my mind. However, with a little imagination and a sense of humor, it’s easy to keep the individual fairs in my mind. I just take a different approach to attending a fair, whether it’s for work or pleasure.

I try to figure out how many people I know or recognize as I walk around the fairgrounds.

Or I try to find most uniquely colored horse.

I search high and low on the individual fairgrounds for the Dairy Booster’s stand. Who can attend the fair without a milkshake? Not me!

I go through and count the concession stands that only sell sausage sandwiches. Don’t ask me why, I have no idea!

If that’s not entertaining me, then I go through the barns looking for farms I may have visited in my travels at the Farm and Dairy.

I also search for something unique to a fair. It’s not just one area, it can be anything at the fair but it has to be unique to me.

After that, I resort back to food. A lemon shake anyone?

And if I still need entertained, then I take a seat with my lemon shake and people watch. However, I have a feeling that will be a whole other post in the near future.

Until then, let’s head off to the Trumbull County Fair and enjoy the food, livestock and entertainment!

Kristy Foster Seachrist lives in Columbiana County raising sheep and horses with her husband, Kurt. She earned her degree from Youngstown State University and has worked in both print and broadcast journalism.
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