Thursday night Gina and I went to the Polk County Fair. In a small community like Mena, the County Fair is one of the highlights of the year. Everybody attends the fair. The kids are all excited for the carnival to come to town. There are animals, exhibits, booths rides and lots of fun.
We enjoyed looking at all of the exhibits, the handicrafts, the vegetables, the quilts, the photography.
One of our favorite things to do is go to the animal barn. The kids work so hard at displaying their animals.
As the sun began to go down the midway and carnival rides started getting busy. It was really pretty to see the rides against the colorful sunset sky.
As night fell the rides with all of their brightly colored lights created a magical atmosphere.
If you have never experienced a small county fair you have really missed out on one of life's little pleasures!