“The Greatest Carnival in the World”
The mister and I went to the South Florida Fair last weekend. If you follow me on Instagram (do it!! @kirstinmarie), you got to see a sneak peak of our visit. It was opening weekend, so saying that it was packed is an understatement. With all of the bright lights, exciting rides, and entertaining performances it’s easy to see why the South Florida Fair is so very popular. As the mister and I walked around the fair grounds, the smell of delicious fair foods filled our noises while the enticing voices of carnival game attendants clamored in our ears. Our first stop was to the corn dog stand, where we enjoyed jumbo corn dogs. These babies were huge!! We walked along the maze of carnival rides, games, and food stands to locate the ride ticket booths and got our unlimited ride bracelets. These are an absolute must have when attending the fair. It’s completely worth the money, and end of saving you some money when you tally up the cost of each ride versus the unlimited ride bracelet. Next we decided to try the ever popular fried candy bars. He got a Snickers, I tried the Reeces Cups. Talk about fried deliciousness!
After having a tummy full of tasty fair food, we ventured to tackle the attractions. Starting first with the giant Ferris Wheel. It was so much fun! We didn’t wait too long in line to get onto the ride, and actually rode the ride for a good amount of time. The view from the top of the Ferris Wheel was awesome. It was exciting to see the entire fair, and plan out what attractions we wanted to go on next.
Our next adventure was the Enterprise. That ride was definitely an adrenaline rush! We got onto the ride right away, and again spent a good amount of time on the ride. This is not a ride for the easily motion sick or those who handle momentum and gravitational effects poorly. The spinning force of this ride causes the cars to swing outward, and then the entire ride lifts and continues to circle through the air. I was dizzy when I got off, but I was excited!
We finished our ride portion of the evening with the Crazy Cat Coaster and the Zombie Apocalypse. Both rides were a ton of fun. I loved how old fashioned the Crazy Cat Coaster was. It really made me appreciate all of the hard work that goes into the creation and operation of a roller coaster back before all of the new technology was put into place. To take a break from the fun rides, we walked through the classic car display, which was really neat. I love looking at classic cars, admiring the way cars have evolved over the decades in so many ways. On our way out, we grabbed a bag of cotton candy (so delish!) and caught some live music on the Community stage.
Overall, we had a great evening at the South Florida Fair. Want to get in on the fun?? I’ve got a great giveaway for you thanks to the folks at the South Florida Fair! I’ve teamed up with the South Florida Fair to offer one lucky reader a chance to win FOUR FREE ADMISSION TICKETS to the South Florida Fair!!!This giveaway will start today, Friday, January 23, 2015 and will close at 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. You must be 18 years old to enter.
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