We ventured to the State Fair this year with a 4.5 year old, 2.5 year old and 4 WEEK OLD! Yes... you read that right! I was not willing to give up one of my favorite fall traditions so we strapped Andrew to my chest and went for it! I wanted to share a few things that made our time at the Fair enjoyable and FUN as a family!
#1 - Weekday. It is substantially more crowded at the fair on the weekends.
#2 - Plan 3 or 4 things that you want to accomplish. There is no way you are going to be able to SEE and DO it all. Our list included: 1) See Big Tex 2) Eat a Fletcher's Corn Dog & Cotton Candy 3) Ride a few rides // Although my hubby would have loved to walk through the Car Show and see more exhibits, we adjusted our expectations for this year so that no one left frustrated or in "meltdown mode."
#3 - If you have a wagon or double stroller, BRING IT! With 3 kiddos under the age of 5, we were able to easily keep track of everyone by having the girls in the wagon and wearing Andrew.
#4 - Pack water bottles!!! No need to pay for drinks at the fair. Pack your kids their favorite thermos and spend your tickets on the food and rides!
#5 - This changes every year, but we brought canned goods on Wednesday and each got in for $4! The State Fair can add up, so this was BIG Savings for our little clan!
We went at 4:30 and left by 7pm. It was genuinely an ENJOYABLE and beautiful night for our family and Gigi!