Cumberland Fair opens Sunday
The Cumblerland Fair opens Sunday and my kids' 4-H Club has spent the last few weeks putting the finishing touches on their projects for the 4-H Exhibit Hall.
The Fair has a ton of great activities happening everyday so it takes a few minutes to sift through the complete schedule. If you're looking for a few "highlights," here's what my family has taken note of this year:
Monday and Wednesday are "Children's Day" and an all-day ride pass is $10 (from noon-10 p.m.). A great deal if you can get to the fair on one of these days.
There is no entrance fee for kids 10 and under. Adult tickets are $6/Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; $8/Sunday, Friday and Saturday.
The Cumberland County 4-H clubs host a food booth at the fair staffed by 4-Hers and their families (it's at the 4-H Exhibit Hall). The booth is a fundraiser for the county clubs and is typically cheaper than other fair eateries. My family has been busy practicing our burger-flipping technique on the grill at home this past week to get in shape for our opening day shift.
The Grand Parade at the Race Track is on Sat., Oct. 1. The parade starts at 10 a.m. and usually features at least a couple of floats made by 4-Hers. If my kids' club float is any indication, the parade should be highly entertaining. If you go, look for the float with the rubber lobster singing Elvis tunes....