For eight of the last eleven years we’ve attended Illinois’ DuQuion State Fair. It’s one of two state fairs in the state. I get it. Illinois is a very loooooong state, so having two state fairs is handy.
Husband doesn’t like large crowds, and I melt like butter if it’s over eighty-five degrees, so we always go on a weekday evening. This year we went on Wednesday. Somehow the fair was different this year. There were many, many more corn dog, lemonade, pizza, and taffy stands than in the past. The fairgrounds seemed…cleaner, and a bit empty. (No Main Stage entertainment on Wednesday, which might explain that.) And the only livestock we saw were beef cattle already loaded into trailers. Even the air-conditioned exhibit area where they have quilts, food and photo judging, and various vendors (including Scentsy and pest exterminators!), was strangely empty.
Still I got my favorite BBQ, and we toured many, many fancy RVs because who doesn’t want to see what those things are like? Only this time we did it by iPhone flashlight because I guess you aren’t supposed to want to tour RVs at night. And there were colors–bright, vibrant colors everywhere.
I confess I’m bored of colorful fair photos because I’ve been taking them for so many years. So here are some in black and white.
A fun time was had by all.