Saturday, September 1, 2012

Just One in a Million at the New York State Fair

We like to show our visitors a good time!  So when Mimi & Grandpa Mr. Ed came to see us Baby Colt, we knew they would love checking out the New York State Fair.  Mimi helps put on the Butler County Fair in Poplar Bluff, Missouri and has always helped out with other local fairs.  Heather can remember as a child going to Memphis to visit the Mid-South Fair.  We always got to see some great musical acts there!

When Heather received free tickets to attend the New York State Fair in Syracuse for holding a Keith Urban ticket giveaway on her Albany.com blog, she jumped at the chance to take her parents.  We loaded up and made the drive to Syracuse.

The Fair runs from August 23-September 3 this year and we were just a few of the one million people expected to attend!  The Fair boasts an impressive 375 acres of food, entertainment, animals, exhibits and a whole lotta' fun!

It's a really great showing of just how diverse the state is.  Sometimes people forget that New York is more than just a concrete jungle of sky scrapers and smog...it's a lot of mountains, beautiful lakes and stunning countryside.

At the Fair we got to see an amazing sand sculpture that celebrated the Olympics...you know that took a little time to throw together!



The exhibits were fun to check out.  There were some AMAZING quilts!



And some really beautiful flowers on display...


We couldn't wait to show Colt the animal barns, although we could have passed on the smells.  He was fascinated with all the critters he got to see.





Including the seals!  (Brett was so sad he missed them!)


One thing we did pass on this visit were the rides....they looked like a bit more than we were ready to tackle!




And of course, you know the Flanigan's can't pass up a photo opp...



But it was this picture that made the adventure worth while.  Our Colt may be just one in a million at the New York State Fair, but he's pretty dang cute, don't ya think??


*Special thanks to the New York State Fair for our complimentary tickets.  Thanks y'all-we had a blast!

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