The weather forecast called for a fair Friday.
The weather forecast called for a fair Friday.It couldn’t have been any more correct as thousands of people set out to “Find their Fun” at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington for this year’s edition of the state fair.
It appeared to have a little bit of something for everybody, from racing pigs, helicopter rides, agriculture exhibits, thrill rides and even a night-topping demolition derby at the main grandstand.
Members of the Lake Forest High School FFA put on a couple of demonstrations throughout the day informing people how to take care of their animals as they showed off a sheep.
Besides barnstorming through and checking out all of the livestock, there was plenty of more that was attractive to fairgoers.
“Just the smells of the food alone was enough to make me feel like I gained 50 pounds,” said Heather Whatley, who drove down to the fair from Downingtown, Pa. “I love the state fair. There’s always so many friendly people out just to have a good time.”
John Jackewicz, of Dover, got off work early on Friday and enjoyed an afternoon at the fair with his son Evan.
“The state fair is a Delaware tradition,” Jackewicz said. “We had fun riding some rides and then split a huge barbecue meal together.”
The fair opened its gates up again this morning at 8 and it will keep the excitement flowing until late in the evening.
Tonight’s big attraction at the main grandstand at 7:30 p.m. is Casting Crowns along with For King and Country performing their array of contemporary Christian hits.
“That’s the great thing about the state fair,” Camden’s Linda Thompson said. “There is something for everyone.”