Just being there makes me happy. And after sitting in hours of traffic to get there, I didn't think being happy would be possible. I was pretty cranky by the time I parked my car, but my mood changed pretty quickly as I walked through the main gate and entered the fair. As I sat on the Grandstand taking everything in, I couldn't imagine anywhere else I would rather be. And I couldn't help but think how very lucky we are, here in the Hudson Valley, to have such a great county fair every August.
My family and close friends actually plan our vacations around the fair, because none of us want to miss it. So if you've never gone, or haven't been there lately, make sure you mark your calendars for next year. Bring your family and your friends and have a day of good, clean, country fun at the Dutchess County Fair!