The P’s have never been to the fair so when Peyton was invited to perform with her dance studio we jumped on the chance to take the whole family (well, most of the family….thank you USMC for stealing Wunderdad from us while he was on leave) and cross another item off our Summer Bucket List.
I was really pleased with the ‘Family Friendly’ quality of the San Diego County Fair. Aside from the massive crowds, which alone can give a mama a massive coronary, the people working the fair were very pleasant. Seriously, it seems like they were mostly high school kids and senior citizens, quite a far cry from the typical ‘carnies’ you envision. And the crowd itself was mainly families and teenagers. We were there on a Wednesday afternoon so I don’t know if the demographics change a little on the weekends or at night.
The performance was a success and afterwards the P’s took a spin through KiddieLand.
Having little ones I really appreciated this area of rides and games that was specifically for kids! The rides took an average 3-4 tickets as compared to 4-6, and the P’s had a great time on the ‘roller coaster’.
We were lucky enough to come home with a new family member too! Meet Goldy the Goldfish. At the goldfish game it is $2 for 15 tries or $5 will guarantee you a fish in a tank. Guess which one we did!
For Pixi’s enjoyment we perused the Agri-Fair (She loves her “A-mee-mows”) where we saw cows, piggies, sheep, chickens, and lots of “Bunnneeee!”s. (pictured)
A trip to the fair wouldn’t be complete without some sort of treat so we finished off our day with a Snow Cone (cotton candy flavor)! I didn’t get a treat (although for surviving 5 hours and a dance performance at the county fair, solo with 3 P’s I should be awarded a medal) so I may need to go back just to have some funnel cake.
Planning on visiting the San Diego County Fair?
- The SDfair runs through July 4th
- Adult admission is $13, Children 6-12 $7 (Tuesdays they are FREE), and 5 and under are FREE