I’ve already posted about Michelle’s and my entries into the Orange County fair, which I visited about a week and a half ago. But after checking out our entries to see how we did, I had a whole afternoon free to spend at the fair. So, of course, I took pictures.
The ferris wheel was just gorgeous in the late afternoon light:
And an ox with a wooden yoke was being walked around, and didn’t mind a closeup:
And this ride looked terrifying to me, but most of the people on it seemed to be having great fun:
More up my alley was the merry-go-round:
Near the entrance, a company (The Bubble Rollers) had set up water walking balls in an inflatable pool. For a nominal fee people could be zipped into one of these balls filled with air, and then rolled out into a pool, which this boy seemed to just love:
The goal, of course, was to stand up, enabling one to declare “I’m walking on water!”
Note, however, that standing was incredibly difficult. A more typical pose looked like this:
With the two points connected as follows:
Before you run out and zip yourself into a plastic ball, please note that there are serious safety concerns with some types of water ball use.
And, of course, what would a day at the county fair be without a deep fried Snickers bar?
To see all of my pictures from the fair, head to my Orange County Fair 2011 gallery or view the Flash slideshow below.
Orange County Fair: The Orange County Fair runs from July 15 to August 14 at the county fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, CA; they conveniently have a directions page here. Since I can just park on OCC’s campus and walk to the fair, I don’t know what the parking situation is like, sorry.