Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dollar Day.

Also affectionately known as Mullet Day.
Every year we go to the State Fair on Dollar Day.

This year, as we were browsing through the art section I mentioned that I was disappointed in the lack of mullets.
The Man said, "Oh we're just in the wrong area. Wait until we get to the rides."
And he was right.

There was rock climbing, and then we encouraged our kids to fight.
We're awesome parents.

A long wait to ride the train. But it was worth it.
And look how cute the crossing guard is, in his overalls!

How awkward would it have been if we'd both shown up in the same outfit?!
Fortunately I wore my jeans.

Cutest little cowboy. Ever.

State Fair is a classy place.
Live Bed Bugs and a painted gourd winner.

Of course there are always plenty of prize winning animals.
I like the one with the toupee. Of course I didn't let on that I knew it was a toupee.
Wouldn't want to make him self conscious.

This is a one stop shop. In case you need to do laundry at the fair, or replace a fuse, or stock up on chewing tobacco, or write a letter on pretty stationery.

One more train ride.

It's always a great time! Love the sunsets in Kansas.
See you next year!


Nicole @Team Pipkin said...

LOL! There is some interesting people there. Looks like you all had fun in the kiddie area.
The last picture with the sun setting is gorgeous.

Heather Rodriguez said...

Looks interesting and a little fun.

Jessica said...

We usually go to the LA County Fair on dollar day, but this year we got the season pass so we can go back. It's the largest fair in the country, so there's a lot to see!

Wendy said...

Okay, your fair looks a lot better than our fair. And we don't have dollar day at ours. Ride tickets are 75¢ and each ride takes a minimum of 6 tickets. And don't even think about eating there. There are hardly any animals, even! Yup, next year I'll just have to head out to Kansas and go with you.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Beki:
Looks like the fair was a real hoot this year. Thanks for the photos.


Suzanne said...

Looks like so much fun!! We went to the Oklahoma Fair this year on dollar day as well. I am just so happy we went early!! There were a lot of interesting people there too! I seriously wonder where they all come from! Definitely some memories!

Michelle said...

Our fair is going on as well. Mercy Me performed there last night and I went with a friend. Awesome concent. I noticed they played tonight at the Hutchinson KS Fair, is that the one you went to?

Melinda said...

You get some great "cultural"
experiences at the fair.
Looks like fun though. The little one is a cutie!!!


Becca @ My Crazy Good Life said...

Your pictures are the best! My favorite is the sunset one :)

Campbell Jane said...

Mullet day! LOL too funny! Thanks for taking us with you! Great photos!

Elizabeth @ My Life, Such as it is... said...

We've gone to the county fair but it isn't much. One of these days I plan on going to the state fair.

Amy said...

No mullet pictures??

jonahbonah said...

*whining* I wanna go to the fair.....

the last time i went to the fair i saw a lady with a tattoo that said "trailor trash". no joke.

flower power momma said...

It is a grand fair. I haven't been since my youngest was 13. so 7 years. ack!
Thanks for sharing about your adventure. Also loved the giggle I got re: clothing attire.

SimplyCreatedbyCole said...

I've never made it on mullet day a.k.a. dollar day...he he I'll have to try that next year. We went on Sunday and it was still really busy and hot! But, lots of fun!

Elisa Seaba said...

This post made me laugh Beki, especially the mullets on the midway...ha, so true!! I miss the fair, i haven't been in several years...a pronto pup sounds really good :)

Unknown said...

Now this looks like a fun time! I must get there soon. How can I miss it when my husband in Kansas?

Unknown said...

Now this looks like a fun time! I must get there soon. How can I miss it when my husband in Kansas?

Anonymous said...

I am curious exactly what Rene can do with this :P