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I can now check off one thing from my Fall Bucket List! There was a Fall festival in our town this past weekend, and I knew it was the perfect opportunity to go. After lunch, I packed up Allison, got my sister, and headed on over.

To be honest… it started out as a total flop. When I was looking up info for this event, I was apparently looking at an outdated version of the website, probably from last year. I saw that the hayrides were only a dollar each for adults, so I grabbed $1.50 in change and went on my way. We rarely carry cash anymore, which I found to be a big mistake. Turns out when we showed up, there was a $3.00 per adult admission fee, which my sister graciously let me borrow. And then the sign for the carriage rides said $2.00, not $1.00. Oops. I definitely learned a lesson that day.

Fall Festival Fun- www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

Fall Festival Fun- www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

It was a pretty simple Fall festival that included vendors (mostly MLMs), 3 food trucks, a bouncy house and inflatable slide, a petting zoo, free face painting, and free mini pumpkins for the kids. When Allison picked up her pumpkin, she looked at it for about a second before trying to take a bite. To be fair, I never told her that she couldn’t eat a pumpkin like she could an apple.

Fall Festival Fun- www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

Fall Festival Fun- www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

She enjoyed a piece of candy after the hayride (Which she absolutely had fun with, by the way), got her face painted (She requested a smiley face), and insisted on going down the slide twice. Head first the second time. Oh my sweet daring child, you’ll give me a heart attack one day.

Fall Festival Fun- www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

Fall Festival Fun- www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

To be honest, there wasn’t a whole lot to it, but for a toddler, it was amazing. I’ll keep an eye out for more festivals in the area, because it really was fun to watch her get so excited about the horses and the slide. Maybe next time I’ll look into pumpkin picking!

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Mary

Friday 7th of October 2016

Your daughter looks like she is having a lot of fun!!

Glad to see I'm not the only one that's done this! I did this this past weekend myself. I was all excited and had it all planned out. We went to go Apple picking and instead of being charge by weight they charge by a bag you fill that wasn't in our budget, plus found out they only take cash (I don't carry it much either!). But she was happy just running around and she got a free doughnut and apple cider. Then we went to a Festival that I thought was going to have some fun things and free bounce houses because their website didn't say otherwise! Turned out they wanted $8 for her to go in (that we didn't have in cash, like you I'll learn to carry cash with me when going to these things, though I probably still wouldn't have paid the $8 for the bouncy house) and didn't have anything else there, but there were parks close by and she was just content with that. I was disappointed in how it didn't go to "my" plans but what really matters is that my daughter was still happy and she got to run around which is what she likes to do anyways. Kids don't need much do they? ;)

Jaime

Friday 7th of October 2016

I'm happy to hear I'm not the only one in this. :P I'm glad our kids still had fun, though! Yep, I'll be sure to bring extra cash from now on, just in case.

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