Is the fair worth going to?



The Boone County Fair can be fun, but it’s not for everyone.

Will Sieracki, Reporter

     Unlike a lot of other people, I didn’t start going to the fair until this year. I know, it must be shocking to you that the antisocial person sitting in the corner of the room hadn’t gone to an event where lots of people are.  Anyway, while it was a fun experience, I don’t really see the need to go more than once or twice. Food there is fine, and the rides can be sort of fun, but I would think they lose their excitement factor once you’ve gone to the fair two or three years in a row. The fair’s main problem is that it’s so expensive. The amount of money I spent during the week was ridiculous. A ride costs anywhere from $3 to $5 per ride. You could go on four separate rides and be out $20, which is such a rip-off.


     And like I said earlier, the food is fine, not bad not great in terms of quality. But for the prices some things cost there, I should be getting really good stuff, not just okay. Deep fried oreos are good, but they’re not good to the point where you should spend around $7 or $8.


     And the concept of having all the exhibit halls filled with small “exhibits” to buy things at is laughably ludicrous. Spending money to get into the fair, where you then have the chance to spend more money doesn’t make any sense to me.


     This article’s been pretty negative leading up to this, so I’m going to bring in a (sort of) positive note here. Despite being expensive, the fair really can be pretty fun. All the stuff I wrote earlier here is objectively true, but take the money factor out of it and you have a solidly fun time. Alright, back to the negativity!


     What made it not so good for me personally was that I don’t talk very much, I’m not too social. And the fair is tailor made for people that are, to a certain extent. At least there’s some great photo opportunities.