Enjoy a county fair
There have been a few terms tossed around this summer regarding the idea of enjoying your summer at home. We have heard the terms:
- Staycation – enjoying a vacation in your local community
- Fitcation – enjoying some time off while focusing on your fitness
- Daycation – taking day trips usually on one tank of gas or less
But now the Austin Daily Herald and the Mower County Fair Board has introduced a new term “Fair-cation”. Which, you guessed it, means going on a vacation at the county fair.
The Mower County Fair Board created this word to help promote the 124th annual Mower County Fair which is taking place in Austin, Texas between August 5-10th. If you want to learn more about this fair, you should really read the rest of the Austin Daily Herald’s article.
Some interesting fun facts about fairs:
- The New York State Fair is the longest running state fair in the country started in 1841
- Mercer County, Kentucky claims it is the longest continuous running country fair in the country
- King County, Washington is the longest running county fair west of the Mississippi
As I was doing research for this article I found a great article at Kids Party Fun.com which had an wonderful staycation idea for kids. Set up your own country fair in the yard or nearby park! Kid’s Party Fun: Country Fair
Enjoy your county fair.