In any case, we really had a wonderful time, and it worked out well that we were able to go on $1 admission day! The girls loved the food, the sights, the sounds, the exhibits, and the rides!
Here they are enjoying the art and the animal exhibits:
We let them each (AK and Caroline, that is) choose three rides, and they made their selections very carefully. They rode the kiddie roller coaster together first. They're in the second to the last car seen in the picture.
Then Caroline chose the train and the motorcycles.
Anna Kate chose the big swings (which I didn't get a picture of), and some "lay-on-your-tummy" flying race cars.
There were a number of Jurassic Park themed exhibits. Caroline and Eleanor weren't too sure about them!
We ended our evening eating funnel cakes and watching the African Acrobats show. The girls were amazed!
So...maybe we had enough fun to do the state fair again another year!