When the website says they open at 9am, they really mean 1pm? At 9 am is when all the livestock competitions start, which is fine because thats what we wanted to see. That was really the best part! Also, when they say military is free they mean they will give you a hard time about it. Ha. We got there early (on time) and no one was there to charge us. So we waited until someone showed up at the ticket booth. She was upset that we went in early (on time) and she said there was nothing she could do since we were already in. Then she tried to sell us a bracelet for the rides. You know, the ones that weren't open until 1. They were $27! Per person!!! They don't even have 27 rides. They had maybe, maybe, 7.
That experience was something we were never able to see in LA. They are a lot more strict on how close you can get to the animals. Here you are able to kiss them if you want. Jed was pretty excited about that. It makes me look forward to the Syracuse fair. I hear that one is really great.
The food was alright, although, to be fair, not much was open. Our choices were really slim. Although, what was amazing was this funnel cake, like, thing. They called it fried dough, with maple butter. That stuff was... amazing!
It was no LA county fair. It was different, it had more of a small town feel, and I really enjoyed that, we all did. Maybe next year ill enter my own cow. Ha!