My favorite attraction at "Augustfest" for Noah is the free, yes I said FREE, pony rides. You don't find the word "free" very often.
While we were at the craft fair there was a woman dressed as a clown and she was making balloon animals and other fun objects. She had a decent sized line in front of her packed with kids that I decided couldn't take extremely long. 10 minutes later and barely a dent made in the line, we walked away. Noah was a little bummed out but it was way too hot to stand in line and I didn't realize how long it took to make a balloon animal. Our second stop at "Augustfest" was the polka tent :) We needed to feed the twins and we enjoyed some fine entertainment and shade while Noah was able to jump around in a bouncy house for a while (which was also FREE!). About 15 minutes after we arrived to the polka tent, guess who shows up!? Dizzy the Clown! And Noah got his sword and 2 laser guns. (2 because he popped the first one, cried, and Dizzy came over and made him a new one. Very sweet of her).
Our final stop after the polka tent was to watch the duck race. Maybe I should specify, the "rubber ducky race". Apparently the duck race is a huge deal. Each yellow rubber duck is $3 and the winner gets a trip to Las Vegas. We missed the release of the ducks so we made it to the finish line just in time for a herd of yellow ducks coming down the little creak and men in waders ready to fetch the winners. My mom finds this tradition a bit creepy, like a scene out of a Stephen King novel. The picture shows only a fraction of the amount of ducks there were. There were hundreds of rubber duckies. They just kept coming.
The family friendly atmosphere, combined with free attractions and a craft fair made for a fun Saturday. The only thing missing was my hubby who is still training with the Marines until next weekend.