This is the time of the year when all over America we are having the local and state Fairs. Many organizations take part in these events and we can all have a good time while learning about things outside of our everyday life.
We can learn about trains, collections of items we never thought of (but how fun), tools and so much more. And we cannot have a fair without animals. The animals at the fair are there to teach us something; perhaps with the 4-H to teach young people animal husbandry, or K-9 Police Officer to teach just what these dogs do their work, or horses to teach us that a horse is not just an animal but also a work animal. Whatever, the reason for them to be at the fair they are not there to be frightened or handled by us without the owner present. Please refrain from sticking fingers through the wire cage or making faces or noises at them. Keep small children in check, no little fingers where they shouldn’t be (for the child’s safety as well as the safety of the animals). Don’t scare farm animals there to show off a new baby or babies, as they may in an effort to protect their young hurt them or you. Read all signage in the area and adhere to it. www.4H.com
This is a time of fun and learning, visiting with people we may only see once a year. Please make this a time of no stress for all concerned including the animals. If you are looking for excitement and thrills go to the rides and carnival area some of which will undoubtedly give you the thrill you are looking for.