I like this time of year….It’s cooler during the day but still warm enough to wear shorts and flip-flops. It’s still warm enough to do all the summer things…boating cookouts etc. The nights are cooler and you can sleep with your windows open or wear a hoodie with your shorts. It’s also Fair time. Sandusky County Fair that is.
I love the fair. It’s almost like a class reunion. You see all your friends from school that you don’t get to see often. My friend Kirk and his brothers always do a Chicken BBQ (sadly not this year though). They always did this on Friday night of the fair…friends would come to the fair just for this occasion to see each other. It was a gathering of lately young and old (we’re getting older). A place were conversations range from high school football, nascar and who’s winning at the local speedway to old times high school stories and Marine Corps stories.
The Sandusky County Fair is a tradition that’s lasted my lifetime. As a kid I couldn’t wait to sneak in and ride the rides play the games and eat waffles. As an adult the fair itself is no longer the draw…I’ve not been inside but maybe a few times over the past couple years. The draw for me here is the campgrounds across the street. It’s where the Chicken BBQ took place at Levels tent. It’s where the people who have animals or the need to stay at the fair camp all week. You can walk through the campground and even if you don’t know anyone you’ll find a friend with food and a beer… it’s a place where once you meet someone, they will always be there time after time year after year.
For me that’s what “Fair Time” is…Schools getting ready to start… Football is starting and so is my daughter’s sports… Volleyball and Tennis (new this year…Tennis). It’s the time of year when summer is winding down and you try to get in all those things you wanted to do before it’s over. The trip to Put-In-Bay or Kelly’s Island one last round of golf one last BBQ one last party…one last friend.
What’s your “Fair Time”