I hadn’t been to the New York State Fair since 2019. Truthfully, I didn’t think I’d ever go to the Fair again. Yet, not only did I just up and go to the Fair on Friday the 26th on a whim, but I ended up going the next day as well, after being invited by my friends Scott and Merrie.

It seems I picked the right day to go the first time. For one day the heat wave we’d been going through dissipated and it was a beautiful day weather wise, even if there were moments of drizzle, which I didn’t mind. I went early afternoon, leaving the house a little after 1PM and was able to drive right into the Fairgrounds, although there was an immediate change. Turns out that both parking and getting a ticket to go into the Fair were cashless, and of course I brought cash thinking things would be like they always were. Eventually the kid took my credit card, which he also hadn’t expected since, I guess, lots of people knew to buy their parking passes and tickets online. Who’d have thought I needed to do research on going to the Fair?
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