When I was a kid, this was the best part of the show. Who needs that other boring stuff.
My favourite ride.
The old favourites are still there.
I'm too old to enjoy something like this these days.
When I see these, I think of Tony Jones on Q&A (Aussie TV series)
This is about my limit for excitement now.
A new type of ride but they seemed to be speed limited to about 3 mph which is a bit tame. At least with the dodgems you can bang into other people.
I once took our daughter Robin to the Fair in Frederick MD and she asked to go on the Ferris wheel. I complied but had to hang on like grim death since I find them extremely scary. I could not look down and could only stare off to the Appalachian Mountains in the distance. Needless to say, I did not indulge this time.
Rides were typically about $8 to $10. I suspect they were about sixpence (5 cents) 60 years ago.
It all folds up into a semi-trailer load.
Shades of James Bond in Diamonds are Forever.
There is not enough money that would make me go on this.
Another ride that folds up. I suspect it is a very short ride.
These dodgems were faster than the other dodgems and there were more collisions.
Father and daughter from years ago.
Show bags started at about $20. Going to the Show with a tribe of kids would be an expensive outing these days.
We were glad we went but I probably won't go again next year unless I enter my fruitcake.
We left about 11:30 am and people were pouring in. The turnoff to the big parking lot is from the main north-south highway and the backup of cars was over a mile long.