Cuyahoga County Fair

This week the Cuyahoga County Fair is taking place at the Berea Fairgrounds, hence I have always just called it the Berea Fair.  The main reason I go is to see the animals and have a little bit of carni food, but there is plenty more to do there.  Rides of course – my favorite was riding the ponies when I was little.  Vendors.  The Bee Barn.  A Garden/Flower Barn.  A Junior Fair.  There are many different attractions – horse racing, animal show, live bands, demo derby, haunted houses, a globe of death, etc.  There were also your usual carnival games and fun houses.

But like I said, we mainly went for the animals.

The llamas were very friendly.  🙂

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Gizmo was extremely friendly as well.

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They had a barn full of beautiful horses.  This guy was huge!


You never realize how big some of these animals are until you are right up next to them.


There were plenty of goats and sheep that needed some lovin’.

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This guy was silly.

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Jake gave this little lambie an ear massage.  It was so hard to leave her – she was looking at us like “Wait! Where are you going?” as we walked away.  :-/


These ones walked right up to us and  relaxed for about ten minutes or so while we pet them.

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Baby piggies!


We got some fried veggies for a snack and some lemonade.  We also found a fudge stand and got a pound of fudge for $11!  Not bad!  Vanilla Cream, Chocolate Walnut, Peanut Butter, and Maple Walnut.  Mmmmm.


After loving all the animals and eating we wondered around for a little bit before we left.  There were fireworks that night, but we ended up just staying home, good thing, too, because it stormed in the middle of the firework show.

The fair brings back so many warm and fuzzy childhood memories.  It also brings back some rather unpleasant ones involving my ex-husband.  But now I can make new wonderful memories with Jake and it really makes me think how lucky I am to be in such a good relationship with such a wonderful person.  🙂



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