The $tate Fair

So I broke down and wagered Connor’s college fund against the NC State Fair yesterday. Mostly just to see his face when he rode the flying Bumble Bee’s and kiddie swings. And I committed a serious sin that almost ruined it for Amy – I did not remember to bring a camera. But seriously – I got away lucky and only spent about $60 in just under four hours! Let’s recap:

Parking – $5
Admission (2 adults) – $12
2 corn dogs – 1 hotdog – 2 drinks – $12
Fried Dough w/ strawberries – $8
20 ride tickets – $15
Cotton Candy and Candy Apples – $7

Total financial impact for 4 hours of traffic, heartburn, crowds and 2 rides = $59. But Connor loved the rides and Cotton Candy so I officially declare it justified.

It’s easy to see that the amount of time that can be spent at the State Fair is directly proportional to the depth of one’s wallet. $59 could have almost gotten us into Busch Gardens because Connor’s admission is free!

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  1. Matt October 17th, 2005 10:48 pm

    I can agree that the fair is costly, I brought two kids! It is still a great time and who can resist all that junk food located in one area.

    Andrew didn’t ride many rides as he always promptly announced “more” after the ride ended and needed to be escorted off by the attendant.

    The older kid would promptly pick out the next ride and get in line…

    It was well worth the cost but I could have done without the heartburn from the sausage w/ onions and peppers.

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