Going to local fairs is one of the highlights of the summer for my family. There are so many to choose from but each summer it seems like we go to the same ones out of convenience. The Stanwood Fair located in Stanwood, WA (north of Everett) is scheduled August 1st thru the 3rd.
Saturday, August 2nd starts off with a down home parade down the main streets at 11am. Bring your lawn chairs or camping chairs and find a spot. Also the kids will need a bag of some sort to carry the candy stash they will get from parade walkers who toss as they walk. They have lawn mover drivers and clowns plus more!
After the parade, drive over to the fairgrounds where you will find a traditional fair with food vendors and carnival rides. 4-H is big in this area so make sure you stop by to see the kids and their animals. The food is great and crafts too. Take a spin on the Ferris Wheel or grab a potato sack and a run down the large "bumpy" slide. There are kids activities planned each day so make sure you know about the times and check out the website.
3-5 Year Old Activities - Bean bag toss, doughnut eating contest, fishing, obstacle course, etc.
6-8 Year Old Activities - Coin scramble, cherry pie eating contest, tug-o-war, egg/spoon obstacle course.
9-12 Year Old Activities -Bean bag toss, cherry pie eating contest, tug-o-war, egg/spoon obstacle course.
Suggestions: Go early in the day for better parking, wear sunscreen, bring a stroller or wagon for tired little feet and plan on a half a day.