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    Re: Save money going to the FAIR? ~HA!

    I am going to sneak beverages and sandwiches in my kid's stroller, and yes also do this DART thing...

    I figure I can get in and out of the fair for $20.
    Umm Yeah. Good luck to ya.



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    Re: Save money going to the FAIR? ~HA!

    Why go to the fair if you're not going to eat the food?



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    Re: Save money going to the FAIR? ~HA!

    Quote Originally Posted by richey24 View Post
    Why go to the fair if you're not going to eat the food?
    This.

    Corn dogs.


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    Re: Save money going to the FAIR? ~HA!

    Don't go to the fair to ride the rides.

    Go to eat. To get free crap at the varied industries building... And to let you kids see real farm animals.

    If you want to ride on rides go to Adventureland.



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    Re: Save money going to the FAIR? ~HA!

    I guess I didn't realize people actually did the whole Midway thing.



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    Re: Save money going to the FAIR? ~HA!

    I go to the fair about once every 4 years. After about 2 hours I think to myself "why the hell did I come to the fair?"

    Then 4 years later I forget and go again.



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    Re: Save money going to the FAIR? ~HA!

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I go to the fair about once every 4 years. After about 2 hours I think to myself "why the hell did I come to the fair?"

    Then 4 years later I forget and go again.
    I go about every year, but my trip is usually pretty short. I go see the Varied Industry building, the 4-H building, and make a quick trip through the animals. Then I will sometimes go to the Ag building or another area. I'll eat at the Pork Producers Tent and have a milk shake from the Dairy Barn. Sometimes I'll have a fresh sqeezed lemonade. This year I added Tom Thumb donuts because I used to have those at Cattle Congress with my Mom. I've never eaten any of that crap on a stick and I've never done the midway.



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    Re: Save money going to the FAIR? ~HA!

    Quote Originally Posted by richey24 View Post
    I guess I didn't realize people actually did the whole Midway thing.
    I never did the Midway, but the bungee/slingshot ride (on top of the hill) is hard to find elsewhere.
    I enjoy the livestock shows/barns, 4-H building, Ag. Building, Pioneer Hall, the Industry Building, the implement/equipment displays, a little people watching/talent shows, and mostly reminiscing about how much fun the fair was when I was 8-17.
    When I was a kid I thought the train was pretty cool, along with the SkyRide.
    For food I always got some lamb burgers, ice cream by the Cattle Barn, something from Cattleman's, and maybe a Turkey Leg.


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    Re: Save money going to the FAIR? ~HA!

    Quote Originally Posted by swarthmoreCY View Post
    I never did the Midway, but the bungee/slingshot ride (on top of the hill) is hard to find elsewhere.
    It's hard to find on top of the hill too.....



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    Re: Save money going to the FAIR? ~HA!

    We went last Friday.

    Parking $5
    Two adults entry (kids free) $20
    Dinner at Cattlemens $20
    Shaken Lemonades $9
    Two rides down the big yellow slide $10
    Funnel Cake + pop $6
    Sno-Cone $3

    That's $75 spent in a little over three hours.



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    Re: Save money going to the FAIR? ~HA!

    Quote Originally Posted by Frak View Post
    We went last Friday.

    Parking $5
    Two adults entry (kids free) $20
    Dinner at Cattlemens $20
    Shaken Lemonades $9
    Two rides down the big yellow slide $10
    Funnel Cake + pop $6
    Sno-Cone $3

    That's $75 spent in a little over three hours.
    Here's where you went wrong:

    everywhere after parking and entry.

    You save all money for corn dogs and lemonades. Period.


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    Re: Save money going to the FAIR? ~HA!

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    It's hard to find on top of the hill too.....
    The fair has actually changed in 4 years?



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    Re: Save money going to the FAIR? ~HA!

    Quote Originally Posted by dosry5 View Post
    Here's where you went wrong:

    everywhere after parking and entry.

    You save all money for corn dogs and lemonades. Period.
    That's my favorite combo. Corn dog and Walt's Lemonade (hand squeezed)


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    Re: Save money going to the FAIR? ~HA!

    Quote Originally Posted by dosry5 View Post
    Here's where you went wrong:

    everywhere after parking and entry.

    You save all money for corn dogs and lemonades. Period.
    I think they went wrong when there was no beer listed.



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    Re: Save money going to the FAIR? ~HA!

    Quote Originally Posted by swarthmoreCY View Post
    The fair has actually changed in 4 years?
    Yeah - they moved all that stuff out of there last year or the year before when the put the MidAmerican building in and the big wind turbine.

    The rides you were talking about are now east of all the livestock buildings down on the SE side of the grounds.

    Sucks - I bet that two seat windmill thing would be much cooler up on top of that hill where you could see out a ways.



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