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10-15-08 – See You at the Fair

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  • #1441
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Photos from State Fairs, County Fairs, or Carnivals.

    Thanks go to SilverStag for the theme suggestion!

    #19281
    kmmontandon
    Participant

    … do Rodeos count? Because if not, we’re gonna need a separate theme.

    (not that I’ve participated for six months, or anything …)

    #19282
    SilverStag
    Participant

    I think Rodeos would classify as a different theme, but what do I know (says the guy who’s never been to one and doesn’t like horses to begin with 🙂

    #19283
    staplermofo
    Participant

    What about music/cultural fairs/festivals?

    #19284
    SilverStag
    Participant

    My thought process was fairs of the cotton candy, rides on trailers/bright lights/carnival games variety. Places where you can spend insane amounts of money trying to win cheaply made stuffed animals playing crooked games. What did the theme suggest to you?

    #19285
    corsec67
    Participant

    Hmm, would pictures from fairgrounds, but not taken during a fair, count? Or how about a sprint car race at a fairgrounds?

    In July I camped for 2 weeks in the Chico, CA fairgrounds while doing firefighting just east of Chico, CA.

    #19286
    SilverStag
    Participant

    Fairgrounds without a fair or carnival, I think not. The fair is the thing. I might stretch to include a Ren Faire, even.

    #19287
    corsec67
    Participant

    So, something like this might work? (Ren Festival in Larkspur, CO)

    #19288
    SilverStag
    Participant

    I’d say that was a fair, yes.

    #19289
    staplermofo
    Participant

    My thought process was fairs of the cotton candy, rides on trailers/bright lights/carnival games variety. Places where you can spend insane amounts of money trying to win cheaply made stuffed animals playing crooked games. What did the theme suggest to you?

    It suggested that when I have kids I do a better job of exposing them to this stuff than my parents did, and the slightest hint that maybe this kind of thing doesn’t happen in Chicago proper. Then it starting singing about parsley and some other crap and hanging out with guys with swords and flagons.

    #19290
    headfreckle
    Participant

    Would the Maker Faire count? Here’s an example

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3221/2508075363_713a2fac23_b.jpg

    #19291
    U-Man
    Participant

    Hey Stag, I neglected to take the summer fair photo opportunities. 🙁 You seem to be keeping the definition of fair pretty narrow and I have nothing that fits. While it wouldn’t kill me to sit out a week, I wonder if there are others in the same situation.

    Again, I don’t really care how this one works out. But I ask you to consider opening it up a bit. Empty fairgrounds would be do-able any time of the year. What about theme-parks?

    #19292
    soosh
    Participant

    There’s no fair here at all without at least a ferry ride and an overnight stay. And that’s a pretty damned sad one.

    I was planning on buying a few HO scale toy fairground pieces to make a diorama, but won’t have time for that. Guess I’m out, too, unless I can think of something.

    #19293
    SilverStag
    Participant

    I guess theme parks could fit loosely. soosh, I’m sorry if this contest was unfair to you, it wasn’t intended to be.

    #19294
    soosh
    Participant

    Well no, of course not. There are other contests that include things that don’t occur where I live, and I’m cool with that. It won’t be the first time I go outside the box a bit.

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