Evening on the midway at the Stearns County Fair

As we were driving through Sauk Centre, Minnesota, last week I realized the county fair was in town.Surprisingly, it was already up and running by Wednesday evening, so I could spend some time shooting the carnival rides as the sun set and then on into the evening.

carnival rides at the Stearns County fair

carnival rides at the Stearns County fair

carnival rides at the Stearns County fair

carnival rides at the Stearns County fair

carnival rides at the Stearns County fair

evening on the midway at the Stearns County Fair Sauk Centre Min

carnival rides at the Stearns County fair

carnival rides at the Stearns County fair

carnival rides at the Stearns County fair

carnival rides at the Stearns County fair

 

carnival rides at the Stearns County fair

carnival rides at the Stearns County fair

I was a bit surprised by how family-oriented it was — while there were a few small groups of teenagers, most of the kids out for the evening were really young and there were lots of parents pushing strollers and visiting with friends while the little kids tried out the rides. It was a lot of fun.

I’m linking this week to Travel Photo Thursday at Nancie’s Budget Traveler’s Sandbox, where a world of images awaits.

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7 thoughts on “Evening on the midway at the Stearns County Fair”

  1. Lovely photos! I wanted to pin one to my Pinterest page but it would not do it. It have the message that it was blocked because it may lead to spam. Thought you might like to know that.

  2. It looks like the riders are having so much fun. I like all the photos that capture the motion, especially that third one. I’ve never been to a county fair midway but always wanted to when I was a kid.

    1. I hadn’t been to a county fair in years and it was so much more relaxed than the state fair and everyone did seem to be having a great time. I get motion sickness, so I always avoided the midway when I was a child — I rediscovered it when I got a camera!

  3. I love the colors and the lights! and as someone else said, everyone seems to be having such a great time. Thanks for linking up. #TPThursday

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