Skip to main content

We're Going to the County Fair: Scott County, MN

August can mean only one thing: a visit to a county fair. This year we journeyed to the Scott County Fair in Jordan, Minnesota just south of the Cities.

We like to try a new county every year. 

City kid Theo didn't like all the animal smells. 

After the animals we looked for some lemonade and something to eat.

With being so close to the cities I thought this would be a bigger fair than it was. 

The kids have been doing chores every week to earn money. Meadow really wanted these fold up fans. She had just enough and it was buy one get one so she let Theo pick one too. 

I guess Kirby is having a moment. Theo loved this cut out.

We went all out on the food. 

Meadow got some hot dog kids meal from 4-H, we got wood-fired pizza and Theo got cheese curds and pretzels. Not a bad county fair smorgasbord. 

While Brooke and Meadow watched a magic show, Theo and I checked out the free advertising for Rainbow Play Systems.

He actually managed to play with kids around (even if he tried to avoid them).

As soon as the magic show was over we checked out the Draft Horse Show. 

It was hot in the stands. Good thing the kids got those fans.

We didn't make it to the end to see who won because we wanted to get to the pig races. 

Second time's the charm. We actually got to the pig race on time.

Scott made it seem like this is a common thing but I don't remember ever seeing a pig race. 

They had this at the Wisconsin State Fair.

The kids were not into rides this year so we walked around the fairgrounds to check out anything else we hadn't seen yet. 

The giant train set was probably Theo's favorite part of the fair.

He wanted to sit and watch for awhile. 

Meadow got to do spin art by the robotics area. 

Then we checked out the lumberjack show. 

We finished with a ride on the carousel.

I guess they still like one ride. 

Even at 9 she absolutely adores a carousel ride.

I may have mentioned to Meadow that we'd be near Minnesota's Largest Candy Store. I think she couldn't wait to go all day.

You know I ended up walking the entire place only to get their homemade nut rolls and a root beer.

Hot tip: if you go at 8:00 at night it's not so busy. 

Sign of a good day. 


Popular posts from this blog

Marina's Twin Cities Birthday Weekend

Our niece Marina was turing 11 and had one request: a weekend in Minneapolis with her favorite cousin, Meadow. Marina made these masks for them. You know this cat lover was excited.  We walked over to Kiniko Kids and they had a Ghibli cookbook.  Meadow wanted this mushroom hat.  Since ice skating season ended early we still wanted to get one last skate in.  Theo tried out his new skates, which needed some adjustments.

Brittany's Babyshower

We traveled to Wisconsin again, this time for my sisters baby shower. Luckily I have Friday afternoons off so we could leave by noon. We also picked up Brittany along the way. My mom made us dinner when we arrived and during dinner I discovered a Christmas present that wasn't given to me. Super cute cloth napkins.  Mama Gail made what Brooke and her siblings dubbed "craperole." It was some kind of pasta bake. I actually liked it. Brittany and I had gotten our pajamas on not realizing we picked out the same outfit. I can't wait until my belly is as big as hers. My parents are giving Brittany their old changing table. Jaspurr thought it was his bed. I thought it was a new TV stand. My dad thought he needed a diaper change. Now he's all clean. The next morning my dad made sausage and eggs for breakfast. Us girls had packed up and left for the shower before Scott woke up. I had to run off to Mr. Mike's shop to photograp

Backcountry Camping with Kids in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Day 1  Back in May I stumbled upon Theodore Roosevelt National Park. I had no idea there was a National Park in North Dakota and that it was the northern end of the Badlands. Usually our summer vacations coincide with Scott's work trips. Since he didn't have any this summer I thought we should take advantage of actually taking a vacation. What, my workcations are always classics? I suppose a second real vacation this year wouldn't hurt. We definitely have more time than normal. As long as we took Covid-19  precautions and avoided people. We finally settled on a time to go. Blake joined us so we borrowed our dad's van so we could ride together. Scott had just driven from Michigan the day before. Blake had met my parents in Wisconsin to get the van and then drove from Duluth to pick us up. I offered to drive since I literally only drive twice a month.  I was still pretty tired from a long drive home. Since we were near Fergus Falls we had to stop by the abandoned state ho