Enjoying the fair without the kids or with the kids enjoying the fair on their own is new to my husband and I. We immediately found a welcome site after entering the gates. The racing derby. Cars that are on their last leg line up and fight to the finish on the dirt track.
It sounds redneckish and it is, but it’s fun and the stands were packed. There were a series of races that included everything from mom cars (suvs & mini vans) to an anything goes (included a police car lights and all). These cars stall, hit each other and have to think of clever ways to get to the finish line as you will see in the video.
This made for a fun and inexpensive night out for my husband and I. For $10 we enjoyed 3 hours of muddied track racing. Funny one liners from the announcer and chanting from the crowd.
Looking around the crowd I noticed one thing. EVERYONE had a smile on their face. Everyone was laughing and having fun and if for a short 3 hours everyone was able to forget their troubles, let loose and have some fun.
So while this entertainment might not be refined or clean for that matter it is fun, funny and enjoyable for the whole family. It was a night to let off steam and enjoy the fact that no matter how much work your vehicle needs the ones on the field need more. It was a moment of thankfulness.