It’s taken me a little bit to get around to blogging about it, but back during the first weekend of September, the annual Coconino County Fair rolled into town. I have attended this fair every year for as long as I can remember and this year was my second year going with my husband! (See this post for our first year at the fair together.)
Last year, we made the mistake of going on Labor Day, which was the last day of the fair. Most of the vendors were already packed up and even though we still had fun together, it was a bit of a let down. This year, we intentionally planned to go on the second day, and at night instead of daytime! I had never gone to the fair at night before, but I’d heard it was much more exciting with all the lights and music. I can now say I didn’t hear wrong. 🙂 It was fairly sizzling with energy and excitement! We had such a blast with the nightlife, and it was hands-down the best fair experience we’ve ever had!
The only downside for going on Saturday night was the sheer amount of people there. That was definitely part of what contributed to the energy and made it so exciting, but at times it felt slightly claustrophobic when we were elbow to elbow with everyone as we walked around. Joshua and I are introverts and we both felt a little overwhelmed at times with all the people. Still, it was totally worth it!
We saw the band Snake Oil, who were absolutely phenomenal. I mostly took videos with Snapchat, which I have yet to figure out how to embed onto the blog. If anyone has suggestions for how to embed Snapchat videos on WordPress, I’d love to hear them! 🙂 Snake Oil is an 80s rock cover band, and incredibly talented at that. The lead singer dresses up as various people, such as Ozzy Osborne, Steve Perry, Freddie Mercury, and more. They were absolutely mind blowing with their talent and how they completely embodied all the bands’ sounds and style. Joshua and I are both huge fans of 80s rock bands, so naturally, we had the time of our lives.
After the concert, we headed off to the rides. Both Joshua and I aren’t super great with rides, as we both didn’t have the greatest experiences as kids with them. Still, we had quite a bit of fun and mostly just enjoyed the experience and the memories we were making by spending this time together. Every moment with him is my favorite moment, no matter what we’re doing. ❤
When we finished up the rides, we decided it was time for food, which was probably what both of us were most excited for. There’s just something about fair food that can’t compare–it’s totally the best! We’d been saving most of our money for fair food, so we definitely didn’t hold back. I got a hotdog, and Joshua got a chili dog, and we split a large carton of fries with ketchup and mayo. (You probably think that’s gross, but that’s okay, we love it, lol.) We also split a funnel cake with powdered sugar, chocolate, and whipped cream, and then before we headed out for the night, we picked up a bag of cotton candy and a chocolate dipped marshmallow on a stick.
Like I said, we didn’t hold back on the food and we loved every bit of it. It’s not that often we can indulge in treats like this!
All in all, it was such a wonderful night and always a fun precursor to my birthday on September 13th. A post soon to come on that!
Do you attend a county fair? If so, what is your favorite part of it?
Until next time,