Despite portions of Saturday being overcast crowds flocked to the Delaware State Fair for its final day. There was an antique tractor pull, Delaware Electric Co-Op lineman's rodeo and Lady Antebellum lit up the M&T Grandstand in the fair's final day.
Despite portions of Saturday being overcast crowds flocked to the Delaware State Fair for its final day. There was an antique tractor pull, Delaware Electric Co-Op lineman’s rodeo and Lady Antebellum lit up the M&T Grandstand in the fair’s final day.
The tag line for the fair is “an American classic” but for some people it’s not just an American classic, it’s a Delaware tradition. Salisbury Md. resident Michele Warren has come to the fair the last several years and says her children love it.
“Our kids love the rides, they have a blast,” she said. “Also the food is good. I like the fried Oreos, my husband likes the turkey legs. I feel like it’s really nice. It’s a good place for families to be able to come.”
Though not all who attended the fair felt that it was up to par with years past, Harrington residents Ashley and Thomas Endicott have been coming to the fair their whole lives, but felt like something was different this year.
“I noticed a lot is missing,” Ashley said. “It’s gotten smaller. A lot of the midway has shrunk.”
Her husband agreed.
“They don’t have as many of the standing building attractions that they used to have,” he said. “It just doesn’t feel as big. Nothing in particular, but it just feels like something is missing.”
Checkout Wednesday’s Dover Post or check back here for more about the last day of the Delaware State Fair.