Saturday, May 14, 2011

Mid Lent Fair

Two weeks before Easter, Grantham held a Mid Lent Fair, open for four days along the Market Street area (where the Saturday market is held):

No craft vendors, just rides and games and food.

First up, food.  Donuts, always a winner with me:

Bulk candy (you could, for example, fill a bag of random gummies for a pound).  I like candy.  Again, I'm a fan.

But it sort of went downhill after that.  We grabbed a couple of hamburgers for dinner, but they must have been made with some kind of soy mixture because they tasted like veggie burgers that are trying to be beef burgers.

So we opted for a Toffee Apple to supplement our meal:
But it wasn't caramel or toffee really at all.  The outer coating was a hard, cinnamon-y flavored shell.  It was ok, just not what we were expecting.

Lots of booths had cotton candy, which they call Candy Floss here.  But otherwise, no typical carnival food that you would see in the States.  No corn dogs or funnel cakes or elephant ears.

I did see this booth that had corn on the cob and "hot peas with mint sauce."
We opted instead of extra M&Ms when we got back to our apartment.

Besides the food and the games (which we didn't try because we don't need a goldfish or a giant stuffed animal to try to get back to Kansas), there were tons of rides.  And lots for little kids.  Coop must have ridden on seven different vehicle things that go in a circle on a track -- helicopter, double decker bus, train, another train, school bus.

And then we talked him into the bumper cars:

Lots of fun!  But he spent much of the ride holding the back of his head.  Some of those bumps aren't so gentle!


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