Family Time Calendar: Get Out - iVillage

An excursion to an annual county fair is as American as apple pie. Filled with attractions such as carnival rides, delicious foods (including apple pie!), live music, art exhibits, livestock auctions, horse shows and agricultural activities, they truly offer something for everyone. Little ones might especially enjoy listening to a band or seeing some of the farm animals. Make the event meltdown free by limiting your time and amount of activities. In other words, don't try to tackle the whole fair in one day. You can find locations and dates of fairs in your area by visiting your local chamber of commerce Website.

Keep the fun going at home by helping the little ones create a cardboard box county fair in your backyard. Decorate each box to display a different fair exhibition. They may enjoy putting on a pretend horse show, complete with homemade award ribbons.

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