Pinellas County Fair-ness hit the Trop

The fair had all the typical carnival rides ? the ones that swing you up in the air, spin you around until you?re crazy dizzy, then, jerk you to a stop. Wristbands were $20, but, if you bought them ahead of time they were only $15. The lines weren?t that bad, but, there were a select few rides that appeared more popular than the others?it was most noticeable with the Fire Ball, quite possibly the scariest ride there.


Now if you just wanted to walk around and win stuffed animals, you could do that too. Some games were better than others. I?ll emphasize some because I scanned every booth for a stuffed Scooby Doo and only one booth had a Scooby. I guess it?s because the giant stuffed ?Rasta Bananas? are all anyone wants anymore. But, if you just wanted to win a stuffed animal and you didn?t care about the size, they had an interesting game called ?Surprise Bags?. It was fun, but, the surprise wasn?t that surprising, it was the tiniest prize I?ve ever won in my life. But, I can?t complain too much because they had my favorite game, the one that gives you the opportunity to win a new pet goldfish! Not only did I win one, but, I won three and I will say that all three of the ones I won are still alive. So, Kudos Pinellas County Fair, you had healthy goldfish.

In St. Pete, Tropicana Field hosted the Pinellas County Fair, which opened on Wednesday, March 28. It wasn’t as big as the State Fair or Strawberry Festival, but, if you live Pinellas County and were in the mood for to eat some deep fried Oreo’s or to ride rides until you puked, it did the trick.

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